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Open search result in a new tab ONLY when searched from the context menu

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Hi,

I'm trying to make my firefox setting to achieve the following behavior (both at the same time), but in vain:

- Show search result in the same tab (the one currently focused/shown) when I search from the search bar.

- Show search result in a new tab only when I search from the context menu, i. e. selecting some text in a page and then right clicking to choose "Search Google for [some text]".

Is there any way to do this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Modified by rinopo

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0

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philipp
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hello, yes this should be possible. enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.search.context.loadInBackground. double-click it and change its value to true.

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Thank you very much for the swift reply.

It worked.

It seems like

browser.search.context.loadInBackground;true

AND

browser.search.openintab;false

would achieve what I wanted.