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On a web page, open a link in a new tab. Tab opens, but still displays original tab. Want firefox to automatically go to new tab.

On a web page, open a link in a new tab. Tab opens, but still displays original tab. Want firefox to automatically go to new tab.

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FredMcD
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Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Under Tabs, turn on When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately

Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. Under Tabs, turn on '''When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately'''
cor-el
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Note that you can additionally hold down the Shift key to toggle loading a link in the background if you left-click pr middle-click a link.

Note that you can additionally hold down the Shift key to toggle loading a link in the background if you left-click pr middle-click a link.
ginnpr 0 solutions 54 answers

when I open a new tab - it automatically loads my homepage, cannot figure out how to just have the blank tab. Thanks

when I open a new tab - it automatically loads my homepage, cannot figure out how to just have the blank tab. Thanks
cor-el
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Helpful Reply

Hi ginnpr

The current Firefox release would by default open the about:newtab page if you open a new tab.

The browser.newtab.url pref is no longer supported in Firefox (41+), so it is no longer possible to set the new tab page via this pref.

You can look at this extension to set the new tab page:

You can set the new tab URL via the Options/Preferences of the extension on the about:addons page.

You can look at this extension if you use the home page as the new tab page.

Classic Theme Restorer includes this feature as well. You find "New tab page url" in the Tabs (2) section.

You can use pages like these:

  • the default new tab page with the tiles is about:newtab
  • the default home page is about:home
  • for a blank page use about:blank
  • for Super Start use about:superstart
  • use the URL of a web page

See the about:about page for available about pages.

Hi ginnpr The current Firefox release would by default open the about:newtab page if you open a new tab. The <b>browser.newtab.url</b> pref is no longer supported in Firefox (41+), so it is no longer possible to set the new tab page via this pref. You can look at this extension to set the new tab page: *New Tab Override: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/ You can set the new tab URL via the Options/Preferences of the extension on the about:addons page. You can look at this extension if you use the home page as the new tab page. *New Tab Homepage: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/ Classic Theme Restorer includes this feature as well. You find "New tab page url" in the Tabs (2) section. You can use pages like these: *the default new tab page with the tiles is <b>about:newtab</b> *the default home page is <b>about:home</b> *for a blank page use <b>about:blank</b> *for Super Start use <b>about:superstart</b> *use the URL of a web page See the <b>about:about</b> page for available about pages.
ginnpr 0 solutions 54 answers

Thanks so much - did the 1st suggestion - tab override - it is strange this problem just started yesterday. Thanks again.

Thanks so much - did the 1st suggestion - tab override - it is strange this problem just started yesterday. Thanks again.