Unlike templates, there is no URL you can hit to Fork a Pen or Project. There are some boring technical reasons for that. It’s us, not you 😉

But because there is no URL, you can’t, for example, right-click the Fork button and “Open in a New Tab” like you might want to. A bit unfortunate, as it’s sometimes useful to leave the original Pen open while you mess around with your fork.

There is a trick to do it though, and it just exploits normal browser functionality.

  1. Click the Fork button normally
  2. The URL will change and the window will reload with your new Fork
  3. Command/Control click the Back button in your browser
  4. That will open the previous page in history in a new tab, which will be the original Pen