Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Firefox: Display Search Results in New Tab

GNU IceCat - GNU's version of Firefox

When you use Firefox's search bar, the results are displayed in the current tab. This can get rather annoying when you don't want the current tab to leave the web page you were on.To make your search results appear in a new tab,after you input your text into the search box in the Firefox toolbar, hold ALT when you press ENTER.

Yeah, ALT+ENTER will do it. Easy, huh?

If you want this to be your default way to search...

1. Launch Firefox.

2. In the address bar, type about:config and hit Enter on your keyboard.

3. Scroll down to browser.search.openintab and double-click it to change the value to True.

Now when you use Firefox's search bar, your results will always appear in a new tab.

These tips work on both Firefox2 and Firefox3.

Source: http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2830/firefox_3_display_search_results_in_new_tab

and http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2136/firefox_open_search_results_new_tab

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