GM.openInTab

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Description

This API method opens the specified URL in a new background tab.

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Syntax

GM_openInTab( url )

Value: Function
Returns: Nothing
Compatibility: Greasemonkey 0.5b+
Parameters
Properties
url
  • All properties are optional except url.

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Properties


url

Value: String
Usage: url = "http://www.greasespot.net/";

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Examples

GM_openInTab("http://www.greasespot.net/");

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Notes

Referrer Issue

Opening webpages by invoking this method may not be the ideal choice, because this method doesn't save the referring page, which makes webservers think that you are calling a page only by it's URL, and not from the webpage it was on. In the cases where it doesn't work, one may use window.open(url) instead, which is similar in that it opens a new tab, but it keeps the referrer and switches to the tab immediately.

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