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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Firefox Web Browsers
If you type the name of a website in Firefox, i.e. apple.com, then hit Option-Return instead of Return, it will open up apple.com in a brand new tab. You must have tabs activated for this to work.

[robg adds: I thought we had mentioned this before, but I can only find this hint regarding Safari. You can also do this in Camino via Command-Return (the same shortcut as Safari). In Safari and Camino, the new tabs open in the background, leaving you on the current tab. In Firefox, regardless of the settings on the Tabs page of its preferences, new tabs created in this manner jump to the foreground (using Firefox 2.0.0.4 on my machine).]
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Open typed URLs in new tabs in Firefox
Authored by: bryguy on Sep 07, '07 11:32:35AM

And just so everyone knows, Alt-Return is how its done for Firefox on Windows
Don't about Safari for Windows because it won't work properly on my PC at work.



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Re: Open typed URLs in new tabs in Firefox
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Sep 07, '07 02:52:21PM

Like other places in Camino where command-(something) opens a new tab, this respects your "Load in background" preference setting and can be toggled with the shift key (e.g., if you have "Load in background" checked, the new tab will load in the background, but if you hold down shift while pressing cmd-return, it will load in the foreground instead).



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