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When I make a search from the upper right search box of Firefox, the results are always opened on the current tab. It's annoying because it loads the results over the tab I'm monitoring, and then I have to move back to find my page again after I'm finished with the search affair. I want Firefox to open the results always in a new tab. Is it possible?

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Not an answer, but a workaround: press Ctrl-T/Command-T first, to get a new tab before searching? (Then hit Ctrl-L/Command-L to jump into the location field, and Tab to get to the search field.) – Arjan Jan 22 '10 at 15:37
Arjan: Or just hit Alt+Enter for searching. Works with the address bar, too. – Joey Jan 22 '10 at 16:05
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Navigate to about:config in the address bar, filter to and set it to true. This will open search results from the search box in a new tab.

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You can also press Alt + Enter when searching to open it in a new tab.

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That's it! I'm relieved now... – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jan 22 '10 at 15:37

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