Tweak: Fx 3.6 Open New Tabs on Far Right

Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010 by El Guru in Blogs, Firefox, Fx 3.6, Tips & Tweaks

The default behavior for links opening in new tabs in Firefox 3.6 is relevant to the tab from which the link is being opened. This means instead of opening at the far right of the tab bar, new tabs are being opened to the right of the current tab. Some folks like this, most don’t. To get new tabs to open on the far right like they did prior to Firefox 3.6, this can be done with a simple about:config tweak:

  1. In a new tab type about:config in the address bar and press enter
  2. In the filter field type browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent
  3. Double-click the entry to change it to false.
  4. Close the tab and restart Firefox

Source: Mozilla Links

  1. I like the new behaviour.

    Yes change is hard, but if you give it a chance you might actually like it.

  2. db. says:

    Is there a restart button in FireFox, like the restart button when you install an extension?
    (I ask because I would like to keep the pages I’m on, after restart, rather than browsing history for them.)

  3. Stifu says:

    @db: go to Tools / Options, General (1st tab), top option: “When Firefox starts:” -> “Show my windows and tabs from last time”.

  4. FireFox browser is better
    Thank you

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