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Why does cmd-click (tap on the trackpad) on a link not open a new tab in Gmail? It used to work 10 years ago or so but hasn't been working for maybe 5 years. Ctrl-click and selecting a "Open link in new tab" works fine in Gmail and cmd-click on links to open them in a new tab works fine everywhere else, including on Google search.

Firefox/Mac. Three different machines and many different versions of Firefox.

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  • Only GMail (and possibly the odd site that uses some non-standard Javascript links or so). But e.g., SE works fine in this respect.
    – d-b
    Mar 22, 2021 at 8:41
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    I don't have the answer to "why". But if you use cmd+shift+click, it might work how you want it to work.
    – Theodoor
    Jan 5, 2022 at 8:10
  • @Theodoor Hmm, interesting. But I have Firefox set to open new tabs in the background but this combination opens them in the foreground. Any suggestions for a workaround?
    – d-b
    Jan 6, 2022 at 10:01

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Mozilla just released Firefox 96.0 which fixes this issue

On macOS, command-clicking links in Gmail now opens them in a new tab as expected.

There was a brief discussion on Hacker News about this that pointed to the bug discussion and the ultimate fix.

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