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Author Topic: Firefox Multitab Shortcut  (Read 2064 times)

seurat01

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Firefox Multitab Shortcut
« on: January 27, 2007, 11:40:45 AM »
Haven't been able to find this topic covered so I'm posting it as information. 

A desktop shortcut to open multiple tabs in Firefox can be created using the "pipe" character to separate the different URLs of interest (e.g., http://www.cnn.com/|http:www.google.com/). 

I can, of course, go to "Bookmarks" to launch a multitab entry but I have so many "Bookmarks" that I find it much quicker to use a shortcut to the one or two key multitab references that I use most often.

One issue I've encountered so far is that launching a second, multitab shortcut opens in the most recently opened browser window rather than a new window.  Firefox only opens one new tab for the first URL, however, and drops the other URLs.  It seems that the second shortcut should initiate a completely new instance.  If anyone knows why it doesn't work that way, please advise.

BTW, I haven't tried this with IE.


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Re: Firefox Multitab Shortcut
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 09:57:40 PM »
seurat01, i don't use that feature but since you've mentioned it, i've tried at my pc and the results are the same.. sounds like a bug, so try posting in the Mozillazine forums here -> http://forums.mozillazine.org/

in the meantime, try this: go to Options>Tabs & choose 'a new window'..
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Re: Firefox Multitab Shortcut
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 10:49:59 AM »
Thanks.  I'll do that.