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Open tabs from address bar

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I just updated to 57 and lost my tabs management (I used Tabs Mix Plus). I open a lot of tabs during the day from the address bar and one of the best features of FF was the ability to use a tabs manager to open new ones from there. It still opens new tabs from search, but not from the address or from bookmarks. I really don't want to switch to Chrome, so is there a way to make FF open these in new tabs? Yes, I can right click on a bookmark, but that's one more thing I don't want to have to do.

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Hello, if you type in the title of the tab, the address bar should suggest to switch to that tab for you, click that and it'll take you to that tab.

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There is no tab to switch to. If I am entering a new URL in the address bar, with Tab Mix Plus, I would have it open a new tab. Now, if you type it in the new address it replaces whatever was in the current tab, which is not what I want.

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I have this problem too. Tabmix Plus's feature was a main reason for me to use Firefox. From a user experience perspective, it is not clear to me why navigating to a new address (without loosing the tab I'm on right now) needs to involve two clicks rather than just hitting enter. Most users I observe have multiple tabs open and when they want to open a new website they frantically look for a tab they don't need anymore. It just does not make sense. The same is even more important for bookmarks.

Since the functionality is clearly there (Alt+Enter does the trick), why don't you just add an option to make it the default behaviour?

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I'm looking for a solution to this as well

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Here's an explanation of the future of TabMix Plus: http://tabmixplus.org/support/troubleshooting/data/legacy-tabmix.html

From the traditional Search Bar that "open in a new Tab" feature is still available. The preference is browser.search.openintab in about:config Doesn't affect the Search feature that is in the URL Bar, AFAIK.

Until a WE version of TMP becomes available, try using {Alt + Enter} to open what is typed in the URL Bar in a New Tab.

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I have browser.search.openintab set to "true" but when I enter a URL into the Address Bar it *still* opens in the current tab. So it seems your AFAIK is confirmed. Bummer.

Modified by WoofGrrrr

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This is my #1 frustration with Firefox 57. Well, actually my #1 frustration is that Tab Mix Plus no longer works, but this is one of the main reasons I miss that addon. I can't begin to express how much I hate it when I paste or type an address into the address bar and hit Enter and it takes out whatever was the active tab.

Edit: For some damn reason the top of the page indicates that I am working on this problem. I have no idea why in the hell it says that. If I knew how to fix it, I would not be posting here.

Modified by user1424010

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For the location bar: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-from-location-bar/ Doesn't work perfectly yet, but a huge step forward.

For bookmarks: about:config browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs = True

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pcornelius dijo

For the location bar: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/new-tab-from-location-bar/ Doesn't work perfectly yet, but a huge step forward. For bookmarks: about:config browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs = True

Thank you pcornelius!!

Now the only thing to improve is to open in a new tab when clicking from other application (i.e. thunderbird, PDF...)