When I get search results from Google, the feature of Chrome to open the link in a new window when I use Ctrl + click doesn't work. (I believe I've seen this occasionally in some versions of Opera as well.)

Is there a setting in my browser I can change to get Ctrl + click working?

I would like to give feedback to Google about this problem. Alas, I was unable to discover any way to do so when browsing through their website. How would I go about doing this?

EDIT: More information.

Ctrl+click usually works, but it's failing in certain "fancy" things, like whatever Google does with its search results, or vBulletin dropdown menus.

The OS is a possible lead: the computer where I have a problem with Google is running Vista, but another computer running Windows 7, Ctrl-click works with Google (but still not with vBulletin dropdown menus).

  • Works for me. What operating system are you on? Perhaps you have an extension installed that is interfering. Does Ctrl+click work on other sites? Jun 6, 2012 at 2:36
  • What operating system you using? (probably obvious, but OS X is Cmd+click) Jun 6, 2012 at 2:45
  • I can't reproduce the issue.
    – ale
    Jun 6, 2012 at 13:24

2 Answers 2


It turned out that AVG had hijacked my Chrome search engine (odd, because I'm sure I installed chrome long after AVG). The inconsistency I saw is presumably that I use a different anti-virus on my other computers.


I would advise to update your Chrome to the most recent version, as such kind of strange browser behavior has been noticed in older version, but upgrade did the trick and Ctrl + click works now for me.

  • According to the "About Google Chrome" my version is up to date. :(
    – user20591
    Jun 5, 2012 at 22:59

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