Sometimes small changes make a huge difference. How do you open a link in a new tab normally? Do you right-click it and select to open it in a new tab? Middle-click it? Or simply left-click it as you do not mind when it opens in the same tab in the browser?
Firefox offers you different options to open links but you need to know about them to make use of them.
The Firefox extension Super Drag and Go adds another option to Firefox. Just press the left mouse button over a link and keep it pressed. Move the mouse a few inches and drop it there. This will load the link in a new tab directly without any of the issues that may otherwise associated with it.
It is possible to customize certain behavior in the options of the add-on. Select if you want to load links and searches in foreground or background, or if you want images that you drag and drop to be downloaded automatically to your system.
Update: Super Drag and Go is no longer available. You can however use DragIt instead. It is a similar extension for the Firefox web browser that is offering you an improved feature set in comparison to the retired extension.
DragIt adds many gestures to the browser that you can use for all kinds of purposes. The drag gesture determines how and where links are opened for example. If you want to open them in the current tab drag them to the right and then up, or right and down if you want to open them in the background instead.
As you can see, it makes available a lot of options that you can use. Gestures are divided into groups such as text, link, image or addon, and while gestures do not change, their functionality may change depending on what you drag and drop around.
The two gestures above run a search in the current or background tab for example if you drag and drop text.
Other options the extension makes available are to save or bookmark contents, or to copy information to the clipboard.
Some gestures are not mapped and you can add new actions to them. It is also possible to edit existing actions, for example to map them to different actions that you prefer to use.Advertisement
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