Force google search results open in new window or tab on single mouse left click

Yesterday I found a cool feature hidden under google search preferences called Open search results in a new browser window.

Google Search offers this quite useful feature of opening search results you click on, get opened in a new tab in firefox or in a new window in internet explorer.

Why To Open Search Results in new window ?

We all use google for searching information and when we search for any information, we get a number of search results, and deciding which search result out of all those search results is best involves checking out some of them.

In order to check the search results we used to right click that search result and select open in a new window.

But, it becomes quite tedious when you right click on every new search result to open in new window.

With google search preferences you can set this cool feature to Open search results in a new browser window with single mouse left click.

Let’s see how to open search results in a new window.

How To Open Search Results in New Window

1. Open 

2. Click Preferences 


3. Now check the option which says – Open search results in a new browser window


4. Now, Click the button at the bottom right, Save Preferences


5. You will see, a window saying your preferences have been saved


6. That’s it, now all the results will open in a new window when you single mouse left click.   


  1. says

    Cool. I’m wondering why I didn’t notice that before. I’ll still go the traditional way though, it’s much faster – opening links in new tabs using the middle mouse button.

  2. Neo says

    u found this just option now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its was in Google for almost 5 or 6 yr . u did not notice it earlier !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. layton59 says

    Yes, I have done this for many years. Google’s new toolbar Version 5 will not let you open searches in NEW window. It only lets you choose between opening searches in CURRENT window or NEW tab. I hope they fix it soon. I am staying with version 4 until they let me open in NEW window. If google insists on auto-updating me to Version 5 I will be so MAD. Anyone here know how to open google searches in a NEW window for Version 5?

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