Use tabs to organize lots of websites in a single window
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Tabs allow you to open and organize multiple websites inside a single window. This keeps your screen from getting cluttered and makes it easy to switch between sites. This article covers the basics of using tabs.
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Open a new tab
To open a new tab, click on the plus signon the right side of the last tab. The cursor will appear in the address bar so you can start typing in your search or URL.
Opening links in a new tab
Normally, when you click a link, it opens in the current tab. If you want to open a link in a new tab instead, just right-clickcontrol-click on the link and select from the context menu.
Switch between tabs
You can visit a tab simply by clicking on it, or press Ctrl+tabcontrol+tab to quickly switch to another tab.
To close a tab, just click on theon the tab itself.
- You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Wcommand + W to close the current tab.
Bringing back a closed tab
- To bring back a tab you've closed by mistake, click on the menu button , and then click on , followed by .
- You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Tcommand + Shift + T to bring back the most recently closed tab.
Organize my tabs
Changing the order of tabs
To move a tab to a different position on the tab strip, just drag it there using your mouse.
Moving a tab to a new window
- To move a tab to its own window, click on the tab and drag it below the tab strip. A new window will open.
- If you want to move a tab from one Firefox window to another, click on the tab and drag it to the tab strip of another Firefox window.
Seeing all of your tabs
If you've opened more tabs than will fit on the tab strip, tab scroll buttons appear at each end. Clicking on them will scroll the tab strip left or right.
You can also click the "List All Tabs" button and select the tab you want from the drop-down menu.
Pinning a tab allows you to keep your favorite sites open and just a click away. Pinned tabs open automatically when you start Firefox. For more information about Pinned Tabs, see Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away.
- To pin a tab, just right-clickcontrol-click on it and select .
- To pin multiple tabs at the same time, highlight the ones you want (Ctrl-clickCommand-click then right-clickcontrol-click on one of them and select .
Bookmark a tab
- Select the tabs you want to bookmark (you can select multiple: Shift-clickCtrl-click).
- Right-clickcontrol-click on any of those tabs and select .
- To customize your tab settings, see Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings.
- To set what tabs show when you start Firefox, see How to set the home page.
- To bookmark a set of tabs all at once use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Dcommand + Shift + D.
- For more information on bookmarks, see Bookmarks in Firefox.
- To learn keyboard and mouse shortcuts that speed up browsing tasks, see Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly and Use mouse shortcuts to perform common tasks in Firefox.
- To mute audio in a single tab, click the audio button on that tab.
Troubleshooting tab problems
To fix problems with tabs, see: