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open tabs in background
In Chrome if I want to do either of the following:
1. Click link on a page using Ctrl+Left mouse click or 2. Click a bookmark using ctrl+left mouse click
The link opens in a background tab without leaving the page I am on or closing the bookmark menu.
This does not happen in FF and no key combinations I have researched or tried will duplicate this action which Chrome allows.
Since going back to FF it is hands down the best browser there is - however I am finding my inability to open the tabs in the background like I could in Chrome to be frustrating.
Any help to achieve this would be great.
I am using WIn10 FF 6301 (64)
Thanks in advance.
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mclickfocustab/ MClickFocusTab While using mouse middle-click to open new tabs, with a short-time clicking to open new tabs in background, with a long-time clicking to open new tabs in foreground.
Not compatible with Firefox Quantum I don't know if there is a replacement available.
See also this pref on the about:config page.
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.
Hello The ReservoirDag,
Even though I doubt that you will still be looking for a way to open your links in a new tab, in the background :
Would you do this please :
3-bar menu => Options => General => under 'Tabs' uncheck :
'When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately'.
Now when you press the Ctrl key and click a link, the link will be opened in a new tab, but you will still be on the same tab.
Two other suggestions are provided here :