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The 'search' context item in Firefox currently moves focus to the new tab with search results. This wasn't always the case; is there any way to revert to the old behavior?

I'm currently using Nightly build Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20130508 Firefox/23.0 ID:20130508031113 CSet: b980d32c366f

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marked as duplicate by Karan, davidgo, Brad Patton, Dave, Breakthrough May 17 '13 at 18:44

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Hm, focussing the tab is still the default behaviour on Aurora for Mac. Anyway, you can change it:

  1. Enter about:config in your URL bar
  2. Click OK on the warning (if presented)
  3. Search for
  4. Double-click to toggle between true and false (true is the behaviour that you want)
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Awesome, thank you! – GeorgeH May 11 '13 at 2:31

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