uzbl is a godsend to those of us who are too lazy (or busy) to take their hands away from the keyboard to reach for the pesky mouse.
sudo apt-get install uzbl
uzbl-tabbed(which comes as part of the
uzblpackage). As the name suggests, this supports tabs. However, I was scratching my head trying to work out how to open a new link in a new tab, rather than a new window.
The answer is simplicity itself (once you know of course :-). Fire up your favourite editor and point it at
~/.config/uzbl/config. Then, make sure you have an entry like this:
@on_event NEW_WINDOW event NEW_TAB %s
Now, any request to open a new window actually gets remapped to opening a new tab.
So, I can type "
fL" (which would normally open a link in a new window), type the number of the link I want and have the link opened in a new tab!
Tip: Make sure your uzbl config files doesn't contain any other "
@on_event NEW_WINDOW ..." entries are they are all honoured!