Have you ever clicked on a bookmark and did not realize until too late that it was opening in your current tab instead of the new one that you wanted? Here we will take a look at a couple of methods to get them to open in a new window.
Built in Methods
There area couple of ways to open bookmarks in a new tab which are built into Firefox and do not require an extension. Right-click on the bookmark and select “Open in a New Window”.
If your mouse has a middle scroll wheel you can just click it to open a bookmark in a new window. This also opens any links in a new window as well, and works for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Safari on Windows.
Open Bookmark in New Tab Extension
This extension is easy to install from the Add-ons for Firefox page.
Now you never have to worry about accidently browsing away from your current page (especially if you are in the middle of composing an important e-mail or blog post!) when opening a bookmarked website. Just enjoy being able to Left Click away on all those bookmarks and watch them open up in new tabs every time.
If you accidentally open bookmarks in your current tabs instead of the new tabs that you are wanting, then these tricks will certainly make your browsing experience a lot smoother and definitely more enjoyable.
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- Published 10/2/09