Firefox – set browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent to false

I honestly hate that the default function in Firefox is to open a tab from a link right next to my current tab. I suppose others have their idiosynchratic preferences, but this one is mine!

To fix it, in both Firefox 3 or Firefox 4, type ‘about:config‘.

Next, search for ‘browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent‘, set the value to ‘false’ as shown below.

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4 Responses to Firefox – set browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent to false

  1. That bugs me too and I had no idea you could change it. Thanks for the tip!

  2. herlo says:

    Anytime, John.

  3. NK5 says:

    I can’t seem to get this setting to STAY THE WAY I SET IT. I change it, then a couple of restarts later, it’s back to false. Very maddening.

    Any way to lock the setting so Firefox doesn’t change it again later?

  4. herlo says:

    Odd, it stays for me. I really don’t have any other suggestions, off hand.

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