A lot of times I have a URL on my clipboard or URL (not link, plain text) on a page that I want to open up in a new tab. It would be real convenient to be able to quickly select the text, do some mouse mouse action (right click the text and select option) that will open the URL in a new tab. Do you guys know of anything that will do something like this? I know the mouse gestures will do this if the URL is already a link, but not if it’s just the link text. For instance, I would like something that I could quickly do to this text
that would open up Google into a new tab without copying the text, opening a new tab, then pasting the URL and clicking enter. Something to automate this would be nice.
I am looking into writing my own Firefox extension right now to do this because I don’t know of anything like this that exists. I have a lot of programming experience, I have never written a Firefox extension so it should be interesting.