I know it's possible to open a link a new tab by holding Cmd ⌘ when clicking a link. However, I think it would be great if I could simply use Force Touch for this - then my hands wouldn't have to leave the trackpad at all.

I have BetterTouchTool installed, but that program lacks a 'single-finger Force Click anywhere on the trackpad' trigger. Is there another workaround to achieve the desired effect, e.g. using AppleScript?

I'm on a 15" tMBP, should that be relevant.

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BetterTouchTool does work. Add a Safari specific Trackpad gesture. add Force touch and assign keyboard shortcut.

I used Chrome, and assigned CMD - SHIFT - ENTER to force touch. Worked like a charm.

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