I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a touchscreen laptop (Dell Inspiron 3521) with Chromium installed. When I click on a link with the touchpad (or mouse), the link opens in the same tab. However, when I touch the link on the screen, a new tab is opened which is not active, so I have to activate the tab in addition. What can I do in order to get the same behavior from touch as from a mouse click?
I just installed Chrome, and so far I only have one complaint. My laptop has a touchscreen, and when I tap on a link, it acts like I only moved the mouse, but didn't click on it. I've noticed similar behavior in other applications, and even in my window manager (awesome). Is there a global setting for how the touchscreen should be interpreted, or something similar?