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Is there a setting to force searches to create new tab when performed from a pinned tab?

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When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selected? Thanks for any help.

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selected? Thanks for any help.

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Hi colt, are you running the search from the address bar, or the optional short search bar, or from within the page?

Firefox has preferences to direct searches entered into the address bar and search bar to a new tab, but these are not specific to pinned tabs, they would affect all tabs.

As a workaround, you can hold down the Alt key while pressing Enter in the address bar/search bar to send the input to a new tab.

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Hi colt, are you running the search from the address bar, or the optional short search bar, or from within the page?

Firefox has preferences to direct searches entered into the address bar and search bar to a new tab, but these are not specific to pinned tabs, they would affect all tabs.

As a workaround, you can hold down the Alt key while pressing Enter in the address bar/search bar to send the input to a new tab.

Hi colt, are you running the search from the address bar, or the optional short search bar, or from within the page? Firefox has preferences to direct searches entered into the address bar and search bar to a new tab, but these are not specific to pinned tabs, they would affect all tabs. As a workaround, you can hold down the Alt key while pressing Enter in the address bar/search bar to send the input to a new tab.
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Thanks for the help. I am using the address bar for the search. The alt enter workaround is exactly what I want, now I just have to remember to do it.

Thanks for the help. I am using the address bar for the search. The alt enter workaround is exactly what I want, now I just have to remember to do it.
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colt said

Thanks for the help. I am using the address bar for the search. The alt enter workaround is exactly what I want, now I just have to remember to do it.

In case you want to make that the default and use Alt+Enter to stay in the same tab:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste intab and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openintab preference to switch the value from false to true

But for most users, that would be too many new tabs...

''colt [[#answer-1247104|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks for the help. I am using the address bar for the search. The alt enter workaround is exactly what I want, now I just have to remember to do it. </blockquote> In case you want to make that the default and use Alt+Enter to stay in the same tab: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful or accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''intab''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.urlbar.openintab''' preference to switch the value from false to true But for most users, that would be too many new tabs...
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Very helpful. I think I will give this a try. I mostly use bookmarks for navigation, and luckily they still open in the same tab.

Very helpful. I think I will give this a try. I mostly use bookmarks for navigation, and luckily they still open in the same tab.
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