Command-Click Avenger review: Take back your Safari tabs

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  • Many Tricks Command-Click Avenger

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    Frustrated by websites that won't let you open links in new tabs? ⌘-Click Avenger fixes that problem in a jiffy.

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A good number of websites—one is too many—use JavaScript and other code to prevent you from opening links in new tabs. ⌘-Click Avenger is a nifty Safari extension that works behind the scenes to override such code, restoring standard link behavior.

With ⌘-Click Avenger installed, whenever you Command-click a link (or right-click it and choose Open Link In New Tab), the link opens in a new tab, regardless of what the website's developers want.

⌘-Click Avenger doesn't do anything else, but if, like us, you prefer to browse using tabs, it's enough to remove a good amount of Web-browsing frustration.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Frustrated by websites that won't let you open links in new tabs? ⌘-Click Avenger fixes that problem in a jiffy.

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