Problem: I have a list of unread emails and I'd like to open a bunch in separate tabs, mark all unread as read, then jump around in the tabs I opened to respond to those.
Gmail slows me down because if I control-left-click it opens the email/thread in a new tab and takes me to that tab (chrome). Then I have to click back on the summary view tab. Ideally I'd be able to control-middle-click each message (like regular browser links) to open those messages in a separate tab WITHOUT going to that tab.
I'm trying to switch from thunderbird to Gmail, and I field dozens of emails a day, but have found Gmail to be pretty poor for my productivity.