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firefox, tabs and mouse

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 6:26 pm
by lambda
i like using tabs. in fact, i almost never open a new window in firefox.

if you look in your preferences (for firefox 2.0), you should see it set up to open new pages in tabs. it should default to not switching to a new tab when you click on a link. here are a couple of other enhancements you can make.

- type about:config in the location bar, and type "tab" in the filter.
- set browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true (double-click it)
- type "link" in the filter, and set browser.link.open_newwindow to 3.
- restart firefox

i hope you all know about the control-click binding. if you don't, well, control-clicking on a link will open it in another tab.

why is this useful? well, i have a script in my $HOME/bin that does this:

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#!/bin/sh

firefox http://slashdot.org/
firefox http://mail.google.com/mail
firefox http://reddit.com/
firefox 'http://www.linuxpakistan.net/forum2x/search.php?search_id=newposts'
firefox 'http://sysadminsline.com/search.php?search_id=newposts'

so, i start firefox, and then run my script, and it opens up all those links in tabs. this is better than setting all the links as my "home page", because i don't always want every new window i open to go to those pages.

the other useful thing: middle-paste. if you have a three button mouse (and you should), you can select a url from some window (a browser window, email, your editor, etc.), move the mouse to a firefox window, and click the middle button anywhere in the frame. it'll load the url.

to enable this, go to "about:config" and type "middle" in the filter. double-click on middlemouse.contentLoadURL to set it to true.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:39 pm
by caljax
Is there a shortcut to minimize all of your screens and see them all at once on one screen? It's CTL -- something. I just can't remember.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:21 pm
by lambda
not in firefox there isn't. it's probably some desktop thing. i don't use gnome or kde.

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:00 am
by waqaskhawaja
for gnome, ctrl + alt + d

A few tab shortcuts

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:47 pm
by southworth
I found these in the help menu for firefox. Didn't see anything about viewing all tabs at once, though.

Close Tab -- CtrlCmd+W or Ctrl+F4

Close Window -- CtrlCmd+Shift+W or AltOpt+F4

Move Tab Left (when tab is focused) -- CtrlCmd+Left Arrow or CtrlCmd+Up Arrow

Move Tab Right (when tab is focused) -- CtrlCmd+Right Arrow or CtrlCmd+Down Arrow

Move Tab to Beginning (when tab is focused) -- CtrlCmd+Home

Move Tab to End (when tab is focused) -- CtrlCmd+End

New Tab -- CtrlCmd+T

New Window -- CtrlCmd+N

Next Tab -- Ctrl+Tab or CtrlCmd+AltOpt+Right Arrow or Ctrl+Page Down

Open Address in New Tab -- AltOpt+EnterReturn

Previous Tab -- Ctrl+Shift+Tab or CtrlCmd+AltOpt+Left Arrow or Ctrl+Page Up

Restore Recently Closed Tab -- CtrlCmd+Shift+T

Select Tab (1 to 8) -- CtrlCmdAltOpt+(1 to 8)

Select Last Tab -- CtrlCmdAltOpt+9