Monday, March 12, 2007

How to Open Firefox Search Bar Result in a New Tab...

Firefox Search Bar in the upper-right corner, sitting next to the address bar, is one of the most frequently used features inside Firefox. Usually when we use Firefox Search Bar, we do not want to close out our current page. But the problem with the default settings of Firefox Search Bar is that it shows its search result in the existing page! But you can hack your Firefox Search Bar so that it shows its search result in the new tab...
  • First, type about:config in the address bar of your Firefox browser and then hit enter.


  • Now copy the text browser.search.openintab and paste it in the Filter box of the firefox about:config page.


  • You should see one entry in the Preference list with Preference name browser.search.openintab. Now, just right click on that Preference Entry and select Toggle to change its value from false to true.


  • Now just restart your Firefox browser and you are done.

- Now every time you use Firefox Search Bar, it will show its search result in the new tab without leaving your current existing page! Firefox rocks, if you don't have Firefox yet, just download it now from the link below... and install it immediately...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You rocks!
thanks

Abi said...

very nice thanks

Anonymous said...

this is 100% easier than the ie7 thing

Alex said...

Or you can hold down the Alt key.

Michael said...

IDK How this thing knows my name, when I dont even have it inputed anywhere on this machine... But... You could just press middle click on your mouse, and it will open the search in a new tab =)

Robert said...

Thanks for all the help. I have refered to you with several problems and all were fixed or completed very easily.

TBolt said...

Oh man, thank you SO much for posting this tip. The search bar in Firefox was driving me CRAZY when it didn't open the results in a new tab. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Arkie said...

Hey DUDE!!! 2 Thumbs up for you smartie!! cool.. =)

Jinaakko said...

guys i love firefox... especially its addons. IETab, adblock , xmarks , flshgot , Tabmixplus and greasemonkey