Would it be that hard to make the link open in a new tab when clicked on, though? I always just end up ctrl+clicking everything. Also, I don't think there's a tabs option for comments. It could be made an option under "controls", at least.
On Mac and Windows, if you click a link while holding down the "Ctrl" key, it will open a link in a new tab. This is pretty awesome on laptops where you can press "Ctrl" and click a link with just one hand.