I am an ardent fan of the Google Chrome browser and it is one of my “essentials” when working. I have tried a lot of times to write a chrome extension of some sorts but the project always got abandoned in the middle somewhere. This time I came around completing it for a change. It is a very small but a very useful extension. I am an avid follower of Hacker News and one peculiarity that I see in their links is that they open in the same page when clicked. This is kind of irritating for me for I do not like opening HN again in a new tab or going back to read yet another article. This is what my extension changes. On installing the extension updates the Hacker News links in such a way that they open in a new tab when clicked.
I personally find this of great utility and I am sure there are others out there who will like it as well. Some features of the extension
- Only injected in Hacker News, so will not affect when browsing other sites.
- No constantly running background process. Runs only when browsing HN
If you too follow Hacker News then I would recommend that you give it a try. You can find it here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fmlhpmapmklbhoekajeimbodkpinefmo
Check it out and let me know how you find it.
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