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Adding a new tab between two specific tabs

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There is no option to add new tab(s) between a specific location. From specific location, I intended to add a new tab between two tabs, not at the end of all the tabs. To make it more understandable, here is a scenario:

For example, on my Firefox browser, following tabs are opened in the order as follows: Tab1, Tab2, Tab3, Tab4, Tab5, Tab6.

Now, I wanted to add a Tab7, but not at the end, as it happens usually. I want to add it between Tab2 and Tab3 directly without manually dragging it in between and hence I want to get the following order:

Tab1, Tab2, Tab7, Tab3, Tab4, Tab5 and Tab6.

Unlike other browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge Chromium, I feel this is a subtle feature which is missing in Firefox. In those browsers, you can just directly right-click on the opened tab and click "New Tab", which adds a new tab in between the opened tab and the adjacent one.

I really wish this feature is provided as soon as possible on Firefox too.

Thank You. Regards, VIVEK.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

You can look at these two prefs on the about:config page and set them both to true to inset new tabs next to the current tab instead of at the right end.

  • browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent = true
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent = true

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

You can also search the Add-ons website for a suitable extension.

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Unbelievable! What's happened with the support community!? Why nobody is answering the question. It's a pretty simple question and I had tried to explain my query in as simple language as I could.

Please answer it. Somebody!

I can rephrase it a little: How do I add a new tab immediately after a tab on which I am currently working on without having to add a new tab and dragging it all the way along to the desired option. (This feature is available in Google Chrome wherein, we can simply right click any tab and add a new one, which appears right besides the current tab.)

Don't we have this functionality in Mozilla Firefox?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

You can look at these two prefs on the about:config page and set them both to true to inset new tabs next to the current tab instead of at the right end.

  • browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent = true
  • browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent = true

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

You can also search the Add-ons website for a suitable extension.

Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el

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Your response entirely settles my query. However, just asking a question out of curiosity as to why this option hasn't been enabled by default. Since this is an important functionality and is used quite frequently.

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I am still waiting for your valuable response.

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We can't answer this question as it is up to the Firefox developers to decide what features enable by default and have them present in Options/Preferences for easier access instead of only via about:config. This is likely a feature that isn't used by a large audience and could be aimed at extension developers that want to implement where to open new tabs.

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For many years, an extension named Tab Mix Plus allowed users to change where a new tab opened. The browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent preference wasn't added until Firefox 61. The default value of false preserves the traditional behavior of Firefox 1.0 - 60.

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Thank you so much for answering my question.

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