Open Google Contacts Page in its Own Tab

I find it a minor irritation that when I’m working in Gmail, and need to consult my contacts list, there’s no straightforward way to open it in a new browser tab. You can get to the Contacts item in the drop-down menu easily enough (as in the figure below) but right-clicking on the item doesn’t offer the option to open the page in a new browser or tab.

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Thankfully there’s an easy workaround. Once logged into Google, open a new tab and navigate to

google.com/contacts

This will open your contacts page:

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You can now save this page to a bookmark, so afterwards you can get to it any time you like.