Using Tabs on Firefox for Android

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Firefox for mobile lets you easily create and manage multiple tabs. This article will show you how it's done.

How do I open a new tab?

  1. Swipe to the right to select the New Tab button located on the bottom, left side of the screen.
  2. You'll be taken to the Awesome Screen and a list of your most visited sites. You can type the name or address of the website you're looking for or just choose it from a list of your bookmarks, history and tabs.
See Customize the Firefox home screen for more Awesome Screen tricks.

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How do I close and reopen tabs?

Swipe to the right to see a list of your tabs. Tap the red close button on a tab to close it.

If you close a tab by mistake, you can reopen the last closed tab by tapping the green restore button at the bottom, left side of the screen.

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How do I open a link in a new tab?

  1. To open a link in a new tab, do a long-tap on the link to open the contextual menu.
  2. Tap Open Link in New Tab.
  3. You'll see a notification that a new tab was opened.

    Mobile Tabs3
  4. To switch to your new tab, swipe to the right and tap on the new tab's thumbnail.

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