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rypz79

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Post Posted June 14th, 2018, 10:38 am

Hi,

I just cannot find a way to do it.
Tab Mix Plus web-extension just doesn't do the trick. I changed every preference in about:config, but anyhow this setting was in the events menu which unfortunately is not implemented yet)

How can I force new tabs from bookmarks or from links to open in the background and without firefox focusing on them ?

Grazie Mille !!!

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Post Posted June 15th, 2018, 9:49 am

What preferences have you tried so far? For example:

  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground (for links, default is true)
  • browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground (for links diverted from a new window to a new tab, default is false)
  • browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground (for bookmarks, default is false)
See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config

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Post Posted June 15th, 2018, 11:46 am

Another pref:
browser.search.context.loadInBackground

Note that you can hold the Shift key in addition of Ctrl + left-click or a middle-click to toggle the background setting as set in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Tabs".

http://kb.mozillazine.org/about%3Aconfig

rypz79

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Post Posted June 15th, 2018, 12:22 pm

jscher2000 wrote:What preferences have you tried so far? For example:

  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground (for links, default is true)
  • browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground (for links diverted from a new window to a new tab, default is false)
  • browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground (for bookmarks, default is false)
See: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config


All TRUE (the correct link address is below) still no go :?
Thanks :)

dickvl wrote:Another pref:
browser.search.context.loadInBackground

Note that you can hold the Shift key in addition of Ctrl + left-click or a middle-click to toggle the background setting as set in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Tabs".

http://kb.mozillazine.org/about%3Aconfig


browser.search.context.loadInBackground=TRUE
Useful keystroke (I might use it instead of a gesture in the Gesturefy addon) but it doesn't affect the event. It still focuses on the "background" tab
Thanks :)
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rypz79

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Post Posted June 28th, 2018, 7:13 am

This problem still bugs me :(
Here are all my background definitions:

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I've upgraded to Quantum I didn't had it freshly installed.
I've also noticed that tabmix settings are still there thought the extension is long gone. none of them seems to work.

Is there any connection between those setting and my BG tab opening ?
Can I delete those settings (If there not firefox "core") ?

Grazie Mille
Thank you
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Post Posted June 28th, 2018, 6:57 pm

I can't think of any other settings, but others settings should not be needed.

Are bookmarks still not opening the background, or is the problem only with links?

Are there some links that open in the background and not others? Can you share examples that do not open in the background?

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Post Posted June 29th, 2018, 7:18 am

jscher2000 wrote:I can't think of any other settings, but others settings should not be needed.

1) Are bookmarks still not opening the background, or is the problem only with links?
2)Are there some links that open in the background and not others?
3)Can you share examples that do not open in the background?

1) Links and bookmarks alike, the problem with bookmarks is more hard they not even open in a new tab but the current one
2,3) Unfortunately No (I will update if I'll find one) ALL the links I open in a new tab (right-click+T or CTRL+SHIFT+left-click) open the foreground (i.e firefox focuses at them immediately).

Even with right-click some links that open new tab open it in the foreground

I hope there is a solution for that... :roll:
Thanks A lot
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Post Posted June 29th, 2018, 9:23 am

There is a separate setting for opening bookmarks in a new tab: browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs

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Post Posted August 9th, 2018, 2:55 am

UPDATE
it works under Windows 10 - it opens all tabs in the background.
I have the same firefox account synced in both OS's but for some reason it doesn't work under Ubuntu 18.04...
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