Are you a browser tab fanatic? Ever since the inception of the modern browser tab, it’s been easier than ever to browse multiple sites and pages simultaneously. Firefox has a groovy feature that makes use of multiple tabs when performing searches. Here’s how to use it.
The easiest method to display results in a new tab is to just press Alt + Enter when performing searches. This will work for both the Firefox address bar and the dedicated search box.
You can also set Firefox to open a new tab for search queries from the search box. But this doesn’t apply to searches done in the main address bar (omnibar). Here’s how to make it work.
Type: about:config into the Firefox address bar. Click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
In the search box at the top type: browser.search.openintab. Right click on the result and select Toggle. This sets the value of the preference name from False to True.
Now when you use the search box, results will appear in a new tab. You can also find them by using the middle mouse button on the magnifying glass within this box.
This is a great tip! I always want pages to open in new tabs so I don’t have to click back, back, back to see the first page again, and I didn’t know you could change the search tab options. Another useful hint from Groovy Post!
I use Firefox daily and this…. I didn’t know.
Awesome. Tweeted and shared. Thanks Krause dude.