Understandable especially in your case.
Though before the button comes here, why not try using hotkeys to open the image in a new tab before switching over to them? Most computers have it set to the middle mouse button, that way you can both
A: Open multiple images at a time, for alt-tabbing through them at once, for a less distracted fap time and
B: Allow you to bypass that annoying "White flash" as you describe it?
You can also google for more hotkeys, as well.
Also, nice post. I'm all for this change.