Firefox Tip – Open a Search in a New Tab


I saw this tip on a Tekzilla video podcast and thought it was good enough to warrant a small writeup. I have always been annoyed that when I use the Seach field in the upper-right corner of FIrefox, that it takes over the page that I am currently on to show the search results. Well, good news can be found in this short video tip. After making the change, a new search will open in a new tab, leaving the rest of your tabs alone.

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2 Responses to “Firefox Tip – Open a Search in a New Tab”

  1. Rob Says:

    Or just hold down the Alt key while hitting enter, as I’ve always done. Nice to know about the parameter that can be changed as well though, thanks for the info!

  2. Aaron Cravy Says:

    Hey, that works too! Who knew? Thanks for that alternative keyboard shortcut.
    There are a ton of ways to change how Firefox handles just about everything through the about:config file. There are a number of other tweaks that Tekzilla covers in other shows that you should check out or you could just Google it as well.