When I hover over a link with the mouse I would like to know if the link will open in a new tab (has a _blank html attribute).

Is there a Chrome extension that implements this?

  • Thanks! If it's going to be in the Chrome Web Store please let me know.
    – Eyal Levin
    Mar 31 '15 at 7:42

I've made an extension to do this.

You can install in from my Github repo - just download the .crx file and drag it onto chrome://extensions.

You can change the cursor icon by going to chrome://extensions, finding this extension, clicking Options and choosing it from there

Alternatively, you can use this bookmarklet (generated via Ben Alman's Jquery Bookmarklet Generator):

javascript: (function (e, a, g, h, f, c, b, d) {
    if (!(f = e.jQuery) || g > f.fn.jquery || h(f)) {
        c = a.createElement("script");
        c.type = "text/javascript";
        c.src = "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/" + g + "/jquery.min.js";
        c.onload = c.onreadystatechange = function () {
            if (!b && (!(d = this.readyState) || d == "loaded" || d == "complete")) {
                h((f = e.jQuery).noConflict(1), b = 1);
})(window, document, "1.3.2", function ($, L) {
    $('a').each(function () {
        if ($(this).attr('target') == '_blank') {
            $(this).hover(function () {
                $(this).css('cursor', 'crosshair');
            }, function () {
                $(this).css('cursor', 'auto');

(change the crosshair to whichever cursor you prefer - you can see all the cursor's on W3Schools.

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