I'm trying to force a link to open in a new tab - is this possible? If I use the target=blank attribute then the default behaviour in most browsers is to open in a new window, so I'm trying to simulate a middle click (this is for an internal page so I'm not too bothered about annoying browsers).
I thought if I capture a left click event and modify the 'which' attribute, then re-trigger the event, this might work:
$('#mylink').trigger( e );
But nothing happens. Is it even possible? Any suggestions as to how to do it?
That is something that the individual web browser settings dictate, according to the user's desired setting.
For example: see the Firefox options window - tab settings