Open link in new window or tab

Updated: 08/16/2021 by Computer Hope

If you're viewing a web page in your browser, you might want to open a link without closing the current page. Follow these instructions to open a link in a new window or tab.

Open in a new window

To open a link in a new browser window, hold the Shift on then click the link or right-click the link and select Open link in New Window.

Open in a new tab

To open a link in a new tab, click the link by pressing down your middle mouse button, or right-click the link and select Open link in New Tab.

Tip

If your mouse has a wheel, it can be used as a button if you press down on the wheel.

Note

These methods work in all of the major Internet browsers available for Microsoft Windows.

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