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Ivan's picture

New FF tab in a snap

To create a new tab in Firefox just double-click the empty area next to the tabs on the right.

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sugar's picture
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Useful (and well known, mostly due to erroneous clicks) tip, but Ctrl+T is more handy, since it allows opening a new tab even if there are no others.

r0sss's picture
35 pencils

Did not know this...will most definitely come in handy.

ctrl+T (ugh at pc-lol) --- cmd+T (much better)

Also, wonder why Firefox 1.5 doesnt have the close tab buton on each tab. I had the pre-release of 1.5 and pretty sure it did.

JimD's picture
2626 pencils

by downloading an extension from

By the way, you can get the same functionality in Safari by using SAFT.


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Flub-Dub's picture

in windows, you can close a firefox tab by clicking the [middle] scroll button over a tab.
also, clicking the scroll button over a link, opens that link in a new tab.

i'm pretty sure there is a plugin on firefox site which gives more functionality to the tabs. stuff like changing the order of opened tabs.

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sfernandes's picture
45 pencils can rearrange Tabs by dragging to a new location.

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Jammo's picture
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...and you can navigate through them using shift + cmd + left or shift + cmd + right

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dunkleybrown's picture
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you can also navigate by clicking CMD + #-of-tab

so for the first tab (CMD-1)
for the second tab (CMD-2)

of course if you have a lot of tabs open, it will be quicker to just go there and click it instead of having to count which tab it is. but it's quick when u only have a few tabs open....

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