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The 'Search Google for' context menu is opening search results in a foreground tab, instead of a background tab. This started today when I upgraded to FF 13beta

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I just upgraded to Firefox 13 beta. Previously when I use the 'Search Google for' context menu - (the menu item is shown when you select any text on a page and right click on it) - the search results page would open in a background tab. Now after the upgrade, seach results page is opening in the foreground. Really annoying :(

I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu 11.04

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open about:config find browser.search.context.loadInBackground set its value to true

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Preferences/browser.search.context.loadInBackground

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I see this change as well if I use the right-click context menu on Linux, so I can confirm what you see.
I don't know why this was changed and how to undo this new behavior.

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open about:config find browser.search.context.loadInBackground set its value to true

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Preferences/browser.search.context.loadInBackground

Modified by ringohoro