I wrote earlier about why it’s wrong for websites to force links to open in a new tab or window, but it’ll probably be at least a few years before the majority of clients and web developers finally come around. In the mean time it’d be nice for users to have a way to prevent their browsers from implementing the practice, but surprisingly there aren’t any Chrome extensions. You can create and install a user script, though.
Here’s my modified version of the script:
// ==UserScript== // @name Open Links in Same Tab/Window // @description Prevents websites from forcing links to open in new tabs or windows. // @version 0.1 // ==/UserScript== var a = document.getElementsByTagName("a"); for( i=0; i < a.length; i++ ) if( a[i].target == "_blank" ) a[i].target = "_self";