Make Bookmarks Always Open in New Tabs the Easy Way

By Brian Burgess on October 2nd, 2009

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”.

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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.

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Open Bookmark in New Tab Extension

This extension is easy to install from the Add-ons for Firefox page.

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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.

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Conclusion

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.

Download the Open Bookmarks in New Tab extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 10/2/09
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