How to Disable “Open New Tab After Current Tab” Feature in Mozilla Firefox?

Just like others I have also started using new Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 version. Its fast and provides some new features. But one thing which I found annoying is, it opens new tab just after the current tab. Previous Firefox versions used to open new tab at last but this new beta version opens new tab near the current tab (parent tab).

Although its a good feature but I'm used to old functionality and decided to turn this feature off but I couldn't find any related option in Firefox preferences window.

After digging into "about:config" list, I found the solution which is given below:

1. Open firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type related in the Filter box and look for following boolean key:


3. The entry "browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent" would be set to true. Double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Toggle". It'll set its value to false.

4. That's it. Now Firefox 3.6 beta will no longer open new tabs after current tab.

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  • Quote "How arrogant is it that Mozilla changes something that's been one way for so long.."

    VERY arrogant.

    Same goes for microsoft, google, i.e. any software company that has become too large.

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