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Sunday, July 22, 2007

"New Tab" button in Firefox and Camino!

A great tip submitted by Andrew: "New Tab" button in Firefox and Camino! Even though you can easily bring up a new tab by hitting "Command-T" in any web browser, many users prefer the actual "New Tab" button. The latest web browsers don't really have this feature. Well, it turns out that a feature built into Firefox and Camino does nearly the same thing. When the tab bar is already visible (you already have two tabs open), you can double-click anywhere in the blank area of the tab bar. You'll instantly get a new blank tab! It unfortunately doesn't work in Safari. Thanks for the great tip Andrew!

12 Comments:

Blogger salad_pie said...

um yeah, this does work with safari too, you just have to enable tabbing by going to preferences and tabs. btw who actually goes up to file-new tab anyway? it kind of defeats the point of the convenience of them

July 22, 2007 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Robert Mathison said...

In Safari, if you Ctrl + click on the tab bar, it brings up a "New Tab" option, which you can then click for a new tab.

July 22, 2007 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

You only need to have one tab open in Firefox, not two.

July 22, 2007 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger walewa said...

If you're using SafariStand, it ads a new tab button to the "Customize toolbar" menu (you acces it by ctrl clicking the toolbar and clicking "customize toolbar")

July 22, 2007 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

i hate to burst bubbles but I'm looking right at the new tab button next to the home button in my firefox window.

July 22, 2007 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger steve said...

In Firefox, if you go to view>toolbars>customize, you can actually drag a 'new tab' button to anywhere on the toolbar.

July 23, 2007 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger Nathan said...

In Safari (v3 Beta), all you need to do is "Apple" + Click on a link to open it in a new tab, or just "Apple" + "T" to open a new blank tab.

July 24, 2007 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger bravefacari said...

Its great to read all the different ways to have your tabs open up. I like the double tap on the tab bar, it is really nice! Thanks for the tip!

July 28, 2007 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Camino does have a "New Tab" button, too, but I like the double click method. I use both at different times.

Also in Camino, one can have the tab bar open with just one tab. Just tell Camino in your preferences that that's what you want.

July 30, 2007 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Thank you. It really annoyed me that my husband's internet explorer had a tiny empty tab next to the ones in use and Firefox didn't, double clicking is perfect!

August 1, 2007 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Dipti said...

thank you so much! it was quite frustrating to keep pressing command and t after using firefox on windows with a convenient button! this really helps!

June 24, 2008 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Mossimo said...

If i double tab on the tab bar, it opens a new tab. No command button.

September 26, 2008 at 10:41 PM  

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