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Author Topic: Firefox tab settings etc  (Read 2535 times)

robinsteele

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Firefox tab settings etc
« on: January 24, 2009, 12:07:36 AM »

Hi,

  Im back using ff as my default browser and I am wondering how to set it so when I click on one of my bookmarks ,which are mostly on the bookmarks toolbar,opens up in a new tab.At the moment if I click on a bookmark,it just uses the same tab Im on.
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UncleUB

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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 07:52:22 AM »

Press 'Ctrl' same time as clicking on your bookmark.
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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 08:00:42 AM »

Go to "Tools > Options > Tabs, then chose "a new tab"

Although I find it does not necessarily open a new tab every time so sometimes you need to use the back back button.

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If you are new to FF, then these are some useful Recommended Add-Ons:


Foxmarks: Sync tool for networking "Bookmarks" Foxmarks: Frequently Asked Questions:
http://wiki.foxmarks.com/wiki/Foxmarks:_Frequently_Asked_Questions#Using_Other_Servers

Adblock plus: (stops pesky adverts appearing on sites) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Grab the British English dictionary from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3
Also, spell checker for FF you will need to get "spellbound" as ieSpell only works in IE. http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

IEtab: (for those sites that don't display well in firefox) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419

Back to top: http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions/

Firefoxview: Firefox to IE: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/223
IE View: IE to the fox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/35

View Cookies: (allows you to manage/export your cookies) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/315

No Script, is a Add-on that stops Java running unless you allow it, some people like this, some don`t. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

Another addon which can be very useful is "Add bookmark here" which adds a menu item of that name to the bottom of every bookmark section.

Quickdrag: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6912
Foxy tunes: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/219

Downthemall: (a very powerful download manager) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201
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HINTS & TIPS:-

In "Tools / Options / General" you can set your start-up page to either your home page, a blank page, or the windows and tabs from your previous session.

On the tabs tab of options, you can actually force sites that would normally open in a new window to open in a new tab (This is the default setting).

The search box on the tool bar is set to google as default, but there is a nifty drop-down list of other searches which is customisable.
For example to be able to directly search wikipedia, imdb, bbc news, etc.

Disable blinking elements.
To stop blinking elements, use " about:config " to change the value of the preference browser." blink_allowed to false ".
Restart Firefox for the changes to take place

To stop FF taking over Favourite/Bookmark shortcut icons with it's own:
Set FF not to use favicons. Type " about:config " into the address bar, then type " browser.chrome " into the filter field then set the value of these two preferences to " false " by double-clicking on them. " browser.chrome.favicons " - " browser.chrome.site_icons "

Question: Is there any way of being able to send a shortcut to the desktop as you can with IE.
Answer: (NO) Just drag the url icon straight to the desktop.

Theres loads more to cover just about everything.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:1
« Last Edit: January 24, 2009, 08:05:38 AM by oldfogy »
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robinsteele

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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 02:34:22 PM »

Thanks UB and Phil
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jazz

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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 10:47:23 AM »

You can always open a link in a new tab with Firefox if you press the central scroll wheel on the mouse
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robinsteele

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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 01:58:02 PM »

You can always open a link in a new tab with Firefox if you press the central scroll wheel on the mouse

Aha,that works great,cheers
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jazz

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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 04:36:44 PM »

You're welcome! ;D
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Re: Firefox tab settings etc
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 05:21:45 PM »

Press 'Ctrl' same time as clicking on your bookmark.

... or middle click on the bookmark ;)
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