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Windows 7: Firefox Tabs

22 Jul 2009   #11

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu

Hi, I guess the build on addons is older. You can get the latest build from the developer

Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build Mix Plus

The direct path to the file is here:

Tab Mix Plus Dev-Build

Alternatively, you can change the max version nunber in the install.rdf, which you'll find in the .xpi file.

You can use any extractor (7-zip, Winzip, winrar) to open an xpi. the double click the install.rdf, open it with a text editor and look for :


Change the value to something like 3.5.2

Anothet option is to use the Nightly Tester Tools :: Add-ons for Firefox or MR Tech Toolkit :: Add-ons for Firefox

These will both let you override the max version number, so older addons can work with new builds of fx

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22 Jul 2009   #12

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I dont understand why do you need to do a ctrl+click to open a link in a new tab.
For example: If i want to open in a new tab, all i do i just right click on it and click Open i a new tab and it opens right away without pressing the Ctrl key.

Firefox Tabs-untitled.png

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22 Jul 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Indeed this is the method I always use, its quick and easy.
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22 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 / XP Black 2009

Quill Thank you i will try this :)

@ dinesh / swarfega - Say i have one tab open and then i click a link in tab bar or bookmarks a tab next to the one i have open does not open but stays at one tab (overwriting if you like the first tab) >

first tab

I click a link and get this

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22 Jul 2009   #15


Cindy - you'll need the 3.7.4pre release that you can download from the forums - the 'stable' release is only for Fx 3.0.x

Also, you *can* set the options to open links in a new tab in TM+ - I prefer to middle clicking (MX Revolution, using the search button re-bound as my middle click) but it is easy enough to do so in TM+.

@Everyone else - the point she is making is that in Maxthon you can make regular clicks open in a new tab - right clicking and then selecting an option is not what she is looking for anymore than middle clicking.
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22 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 / XP Black 2009

Thank you johngalt thats exactly what i was trying to say = Rep defo

Thank you Quill = Rep
Nightly Tester Tools and Tab Mix Plus works just fine also have FoxTab - very nice >

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22 Jul 2009   #17
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Not a solution, but another way to do things. Don't forget you can drag-and-drop just about any link or image on a web page or from Bookmarks to the tab bar, and it will open in a new tab.
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23 Jul 2009   #18

Windows 7 x64 rtm

You only need to click mouse wheel to open link in new tab.

If you want to disable Compatibility check for addons without installing nightly testing tools just follow these simple steps:

1. Open Firefox and type in the addressbar about:config and you will see the below screenshot. Click the button “I’ll be careful, I promise” to proceed.

2. Now you will see the Firefox config page. Right-Click on a blank area of the page and select “New” in the menu and select “Boolean” type the preference name as “extensions.checkCompatibility” and click ok.
3. Another screen will popup with a select option of “True” or “False”, Select “False” in this screen.

Restart Firefox

You can now install and use addons not yet approved/updated for newest Firefox

another tip:
While you are on the about:config page you may also want to find the entry for "GIO" and set to "false" if you don't want to be tracked by anyone using new locator system
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23 Jul 2009   #19
go away

window 7

just download google chrome, it will solve all your problem.

Google Chrome for Windows - Terms and Conditions Agreement
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23 Jul 2009   #20

Windows 7 x64 rtm

just download google chrome, it will solve all your problem.
each have there own advantages, but please let's not turn this into a Firefox vs Chrome thread.There are plenty of trolls that have already done that
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