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When I create a new tab and enter the URL of a site already called up on another tab, instead of downloading the site again in the new tab, Firefox switches to the tab with the site already called up. How do I turn off the "switch to tab" feature?

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How do I turn off the "switch to tab" feature? Why? The site I want runs a Java program, and I want the program to run multiple times. I looked in Tools > Options > Tabs and found no way to turn off the "switch to tabs." I looked thru the entire Options and found nothing. I thought Tools > Options > Advanced might hold the key to a solution, but I found nada.

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You can disable it by using the Switch to Tab no more add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-tab-no-more/

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You can disable it by using the Switch to Tab no more add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/switch-to-tab-no-more/

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You can highlight the URL in the Location Bar of a Tab you want to duplicate and use {Alt + Enter} or you can Middle-click the Reload button at the right-side of the Location Bar (no need to highlight the URL there).

Both of those methods will work whether you have Tabs on Top selected or not.

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Well, thank you very much. I would never have thought of either one of those very effective methods. I was at the top of my computer game in 1984 and was no longer in the industry after that (I'm really an engineer.) I appreciate the knowledge of everyone who works in this very diverse industry. Thanks again to TonyE and the-edmeister. Steve Elmore