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open new tab but does not automatically display it
On a web page, open a link in a new tab. Tab opens, but still displays original tab. Want firefox to automatically go to new tab.
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Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Under Tabs, turn on When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately
Note that you can additionally hold down the Shift key to toggle loading a link in the background if you left-click pr middle-click a link.
when I open a new tab - it automatically loads my homepage, cannot figure out how to just have the blank tab. Thanks
The current Firefox release would by default open the about:newtab page if you open a new tab.
The browser.newtab.url pref is no longer supported in Firefox (41+), so it is no longer possible to set the new tab page via this pref.
You can look at this extension to set the new tab page:
- New Tab Override: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-override/
You can set the new tab URL via the Options/Preferences of the extension on the about:addons page.
You can look at this extension if you use the home page as the new tab page.
- New Tab Homepage: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/new-tab-homepage/
Classic Theme Restorer includes this feature as well. You find "New tab page url" in the Tabs (2) section.
You can use pages like these:
- the default new tab page with the tiles is about:newtab
- the default home page is about:home
- for a blank page use about:blank
- for Super Start use about:superstart
- use the URL of a web page
See the about:about page for available about pages.
Thanks so much - did the 1st suggestion - tab override - it is strange this problem just started yesterday. Thanks again.