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New Tab from Location Bar Ver.3.1.1 for Mozilla Firefox

Note: This page is archived and maintained mainly as a histrical document. Please see the Mozilla Add-ons page and the GitHub repository for latest information.

What's this? ...abstract

Opens new tabs from the location bar, by conditions. This provides only following features:

  • Always open new tab by any operation in the location bar.
  • Open new tab next to the current tab if the URI is a part of the website you are browsing in the current tab. (Or, open new tab next to the current tab always.)

Yes, they are included in famous tab-related addons, Tab Mix Plus etc. This is for people who want only these features (and don't want other needless features.)

By the way, this is originally develped as a part of another addon Tree Style Tab. If you install both addons, new tabs from the location bar will become children of the current tab.

Similar or Related Extensions

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Another addon, Open Link in New Tab will help you.
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Another addon, Open Bookmark in New Tab will help you.

Download Links to XPI packages

If you see any problem, see FAQ at first. If there is no solution, post a report to the issue tracker on the GitHub please.

Including Language Packs

Released version includes following language packs:

  • English (en-US)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Italian (it-IT, by Godai71.Extenzilla)
  • Chinese (zh-CN, by Fatiaomao)
  • Spanish (es-ES, by tito)
  • German (de-DE, by Andy Pillip)
  • Traditional Chinese (zh-TW, by HkYtrewq and Tsprajna)
  • Russian (ru-RU, by L'Autour)
  • Polish (pl, by Leszek(teo)Życzkowski)
  • French (fr-FR, by Laurent Haas)

History There is the updating history and the list of known problems.

3.1.1 (2017.11.27)
  • Don't open new tab for "Back" navigation to the initial history entry of a tab.
  • Don't open new tab as a child of the current for a URI with different origin.
3.1.0 (2017.11.26)
  • Add new blocking mode based on browser.webRequest.onBeforeRequest. Joshua Cantara, thanks a lot!
  • Detect about:privatebrowsing as recycled tabs, by default.
3.0.2 (2017.11.24)
  • Fix missing options page.
3.0.1 (2017.11.24)
  • Open new tab for search results also.
  • Save configurations correctly.
  • Open child tab correctly.
3.0.0 (2017.11.24)
  • Restructured on WebExtensions APIs.
  • Click on autocomplete items of the location bar works correctly.
  • Supports Firefox 50 and later.
  • Works for "Paste and Go" also.
  • Click on autocomplete items in the location bar works correctly again. (regression)
  • Isolated from eval hack.
  • Works on Nightly 46.0a1.
  • Drop support for Firefox 37 and older versions.
  • Works on Nightly 32.0a1.
  • Works on Firefox 25 and later.
  • Fixed: Don't open new tab for in-page links. On lately versions of Firefox, URIs with different hash (fragment) were unexpectedly detected as "different page" because the value entered to the location bar has no scheme (the "http://" part.)
  • Modified: "jar" archive is no longer included.
  • Works on Nightly 20.0a1.
  • Fixed: Reuse "about:newtab" tabs as blank tabs.
  • Improved: "Go" button in the location bar is also handled.
  • Fixed: Left-click on popup items of the awsomebar (smart location bar) didn't work on Firefox 10 and later.
  • Improved: URIs under different user's home (pages under different /~username/ ) are handled as "different website". (To disable this new feature, set extensions.newtabfromlocationbar@piro.sakura.ne.jp.checkUserHome=false )
  • Improved: Never open new tabs if the current page is "404 File Not Found" error.
  • Fixed: In the configuration dialog, selected item was not highlighted.
  • Released.
Last modified:2019/05/12 15:19:53