Ctrl + click = background tab
April 28, 2008 2:33 PM   Subscribe

How can I make Firefox open a link in a background tab, when I press and hold Ctrl, and then click on the link?

I'm using Keyconfig, which I find really useful, but I can't seem to get the functionality I want.

What code do I need to add to Keyconfig to get it to open a tab in a background window, when I press Ctrl and click? Or alternatively, is there some way to get Firefox itself to do this? I'd rather avoid having a new addon just for this one small thing, if possible.
posted by Solomon to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Ctrl+Click is all you need to do. On OS X, it's Cmnd+Click. Just tried it, it works.
posted by cgomez at 2:39 PM on April 28, 2008

Middle mouse button (if you have one) does this as well.
posted by Nelsormensch at 2:46 PM on April 28, 2008

Best answer: This should be default behavior, unless we're misreading something. If it isn't working, check your Options and make sure "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is unchecked.
posted by kyleg at 2:50 PM on April 28, 2008

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