Tabbed browsing is convenient but having to hold down the Control key and clicking on every link you want to open or selecting ‘open in new tab’ from the right click menu for each link is not only time consuming but also down right irritating. Instead of clicking with one hand and being able to drink coffee with the other, you have to hold down the Control key and click. That’s where the LinkClump extension for Google Chrome can make life (and browsing) much easier.
The extension is best for browsing Google Search Results (or any other search results). Its core utility is when you have to open multiple links on any given page. This could be a list of items on eBay, it could be a long list of useful URLs that a friend or coworker sent you in an email or it could just be the frequently used links on top of your Gmail account.
The functionality of the extension can be set at the same time it’s installed and changed later. You can choose how LinkClump will select links, the default setting is the right-click button. Holding and dragging the right-click button across links creates a selection marque around them. Once the button is released, all links are opened in a new tab. If you prefer that the links are opened in a new window, you can set the option from settings. I recognizes both text links and linked images (image maps). It will auto scroll windows as you drag the mouse down.
LinkClump works in the background with no icon or bar appearing in any part of the browser window.