Firefox question

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  1. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

    MarlboroLite

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    This might be somewhat trivial but I didn't find anything on this so I'm going to go ahead and ask away....

    I'm a recent switcher to the mac and I am very used to firefox so that's what I'm using on my new macbook....in windows I used to be able to hit the scroll wheel in the mouse on a bookmark and it would open as a tab, in fact I saw this works in safari but it doesn't seem to work on firefox; if I hit the bookmark with a left, right, or scroll click it just opens the link in the same window not in a new tab! Is this a bug or is this just not possible in the mac firefox?

    Also...when I had a two button mouse in my windows laptop I could hit both buttons at the same time to open a link in a new tab without having to right click and select 'open in new tab'...does anyone know any way to open a new link in a tab without having to open the context menu and hit open in new tab?

    thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I use "Tab Mix Plus" extension, which allows you to assign a type of click to open links in new tabs. For me I set the mouse wheel click to do this. I also has settings for opening bookmarks as tabs.

    Tab Mix Plus
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    no, this is ONE difference between mac version of firefox and others. probably due to how OSX integrates the menu of each application.

    and no, I don't think safari can do this.
     
  4. MarlboroLite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Safari can definitely do this! I just tried it again! If you click a bookmark with the scroll wheel it will open in a new tab!!

    :cool:
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I tried it with Safari and scroll wheel-click opens bookmark in current tab, but cmd+scroll wheel click did open a new tab. There's some options in preferences that detail ways to open new tabs.
     
  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    You could just press cmd while clicking for the same effect.
     
  7. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    As ergdegdeg said. CMD + click on any link / bookmark and it will open in a new tab.
    If you have a USB mouse, clicking the scroll wheel should open links in a new tab, it does for me.
     

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