Tabs Open Relative

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2008 by El Guru in Add-ons, Blogs, Browsers, Firefox, Fx 1.5, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5

I mentioned last week in the Thoughts: Chrome Not Importing Fx Settings post that Chrome opens a new tab just to the right of the current tab.

I clicked on a link in an email and Chrome opened this link in a new tab right next to my Windows Live Mail instead of the end of the tab bar. I am sure this is possible with Firefox 3 with one of the tab extensions, but it is nice to see Chrome does this by default.

Turns out, the Tabs Open Relative extension does just that. So when opening a link into a new tab, the tab opens to the right of the current tab instead of at the end of the tab bar.

Tabs Open Relative is about 5 KB, publicly available via AMO and works with Firefox 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1a1pre

News Source: Mozilla Links

  1. Havvy says:

    It’s also one of my most-needed extensions;

  2. marsbiker says:

    What got really on my nerves was, that opening of new tabs would also result in them being to the right of my current tab. But i found out that you can disable that feature by setting “extensions.tabsopenrelative.includenewtabs” to false.

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