Quick Tip: Duplicate Current Tab in New Window in Firefox

As both a programmer and writer, I often find the need to open my current tab into a separate window so that I can move it to my second monitor. Tab Mix Plus to the rescue! There’s an option in the settings panel to easily duplicate the current tab in a new window. You can use it from a keyboard shortcut as well if you want.

Notice the new option for “Duplicate in New Window” when I right-click a tab. You can also use the shortcut key of Ctrl+Shift+N whether you enable this menu option or not.

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To add the item to the right-click menu, go to the Tab Mix Plus Options screen, click on the Menu button at the top, and then Tab Context Menu.

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In here, you can click the “Duplicate in New Window” checkbox to enable the menu item.

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