Open new firefox tab in background

firefox logo for ubuntu linuxThere are situations where you don't want a new tab to take focus in Firefox. Its been pain since you don't find any option under Firefox preferences to change this behavior.

Now there is a fix and you can force new tabs to open in background. Start your firefox browser, enter about:config in address bar and search for following key.

browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground

Now change this key to true by double clicking on it. If the above entry doesn't exist then create a new boolean key with above name and set it to true.

Enjoy Firefox. :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent... its working...
Thanks Yaaaaaaaar.......

Anonymous said...

Thanks but it does not work in Firefox 4 (for me at least) and changing tab behaviour in settings does not mak any difference.

=^..^= said...

My main concern was in trying to make my news links that I click on in my FEED DEMON rss reader open in my Firefox 4.0.1 but not switch over until I am ready to leave the reader. It irritated me to have the new page overtake what I was doing on the reader. Your trick solved my problem. Thank you very much. :)