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Want two tabs, side by side, in fully functional screens...like Maxthon's Split View.

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I would like to acquire an addon similar in functionality to Maxthon's Split View. In Maxthon this plugin not only allows opening of two tabs side by side, but at the same time also allows for independent browsing within each of the two screens while keeping the accessed tabs in a splits tab bar above the screens from which they came. That is, let's say we have tabs A and B and place them each into their own screens (now have two screens, one with A's web site and the other with B's web site). Selecting links in A or B will open tabs within each of their respective screens and open tabs on their respective parts of the tab bar. Left clicking on a screen makes it the active one with full web browsing functionality (all Mx actions will apply to the selected screen). It is like having two pages side by side and each one is fully controlled independently. When finish, undoing Split View, returns the browser's screen to a single screen with all the opened links represented by their respective tabs. Truly, a remarkable plugin.

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Perhaps if you disable "Tabs Mix Plus" your actual/original question might be solved using "Fox Splitter". TMP plays havoc with Firefox and a lot of extensions.

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Firefox

Windows 7

  • Windows 7: WinKey+arrowkey (left or right arrow key), allows you to put two windows side-by side. You can create a new Firefox window in Firefox with "Ctrl+N", or open a link from Firefox into a new window with "Shift+click"
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It appears that both split panel and fox splitter only offer one dynamic panel. I'm looking for a way that will present both panels in dynamic mode (ie, both respond to FF commands independently).

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Been doing some more fooling around with Split Browser, all to no avail. Let's say I have a few tabs open. I place the cursor on one of the tabs and right click, then chose split to right on context menu. The original FF restores down and to its right there is a quick flash of the browser, but it never appears to the right of the original. And, BTW, Control-N only opens a new tab and not a new browser. Perhaps, and most likely, I'm doing something wrong???

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Keep trying with Fox Splitter. Did you look at the pictures at

Make sure you do not also have "Split Pannel" extension also enabled.

With Fox Splitter, you can split horizontally or vertically and you can keep splitting any of them horizontally or vertically a lot more flexible than Split Pannel.


If "Ctrl+N" (New Window) is opening a new tab ("Ctrl+T") you have an unrelated problem and I expect a very misbehaving extension contrary to both Windows and Firefox. Fortunately you don't have go through all your extensions to find out which one is bad, you can check out the shortcuts from Firefox itself (most of them) and from Extensions all at one time with the "keyconfig" extension by sorting on the shortcut. See my description at

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I think we are getting a better handle on the problem in that Ctr-N does open a new window for Thunderbird5 and for IE9, but does not for Mx2.5.18.1000 nor FF7.0.1. BTW, in Mx, the command opens a new tab as it does for FF. I'm figuring that Crtl_n's misbehavior must be due to one of my settings, but I don't know which or where?

SOLVED. I had to uncheck Enable Single Window Mode in Tabs Mix Plus.

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Perhaps if you disable "Tabs Mix Plus" your actual/original question might be solved using "Fox Splitter". TMP plays havoc with Firefox and a lot of extensions.

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Got Ctrl-N to work. Had to undo Enable single window mode in TMP and now can get independent windows side by side.