Opening in a new tab in Firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vern, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but I want to click on a link on an external program, but I want the link to open in a new tab in an existing Firefox window or if Firefox isn't open, to open Firefox.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I know it's possible with one of the tab-browsing extensions...I just can't recall which one of them it is:

    TabBrowser Extensions (TBE)
    TabBrowser Preferences
    SingleWindow

    :S
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Okay I know this one is treading on thin ice but, thats one of the most annoying "lack" of feature in firefox. If it implemented true tabbed browsing when claiming to be a tabbed browser I think it would truly be a valid competitor to Opera.

    So if all you Firefox fanboys and girls can get that kind of a patch into firefox I might very well use it more often :)

    Woo managed to post about firefox without promoting opera...*almost posts url* :p
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think any of those extensions will have that option..

    You can also try typing in "about:config" in the address field which will bring up a whole bunch of configuration options.. There might be one built in (look in the browser.tabs.***** sections).. I'm not sure if it's built in or not since I do have the "Tabbrowser extentions" loaded and it adds more options in the about:config view

    --fitz
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    As a Firefox user, I completely agree with you. :)
    I think Firefox should, by default, have a complete MDI. New windows shouldn't have to open unless they're (allowed) popups. But installing an extension that does it takes just a second or two, so I don't really mind.
     
  6. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I found the extension in Tabbrowser Preferences 0.6.13. I believe there are a couple other extensions that would do the same thing but this one had the most options. This should have been an option within Mozilla though. Thanks guys.