Open a New Tab in Firefox

Well, it’s Christmas Eve, and you’re probably too busy to read a long blog post today. So, here’s a quick tip that I discovered this week.

I use Firefox as my browser, and when I need a new tab, I right-click in the tab area, then click on New Tab.

ClickNewTab

Now, I realize that isn’t a terrible hardship, but it’s much easier to create a new tab in other browsers, that shall remain nameless.

I know there’s a New Tab button, and I even added that to my toolbar, but never remember to use it.

NewTabButton

Double-Click For a New Tab

This week, I accidentally double-clicked in the tab area, to the right of the last tab (or in the sliver of space above the tabs, if your aim is good), and presto! A new tab was instantly created.

It’s still two clicks, but for some reason I find this quicker and easier. It’s the small things. ;-)

Happy Holidays!

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5 Responses

  1. Lincoln says:

    Hi Debra

    Try using Ctrl+T in Firefox. It does the job if you’re the type that prefers to use the keyboard.
    Otherwise, if your mouse has a middle button functionality (eg press the scroll-wheel), that’s a nice single click way to do it.

    Merry Christmas

  2. Double clicking a tab does nothing for me. Middle clicking a tab closes the tab. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Thanks Lincoln, that keyboard shortcut is handy. I can’t get the scroll wheel to do anything though.
    Dick, double-click to the right of the existing tabs — I just added that to the instructions to make it clearer.

  4. Lincoln says:

    Sorry, I forgot to say that the middle click only works when you’re opening a new tab from a link. If you middle click on a link, it should open it in a new tab.

    That is, unless your mouse doesn’t possess the middle button function.

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