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I tested browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent in about:config but this works only for opening new tabs using mouse middle button.

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As of Firefox 61 this behavior is available natively:

  1. Navigate to about:config
  2. Find the browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent row
  3. Toggle it to true by double-clicking the row
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    The other answers are outdated, it's unfortunate that this one hasn't yet received any attention (aside from my vote).
    – user598527
    Jan 22, 2019 at 15:31
  • @user598527 : your comment at the question will solve this issue in a few years
    – Tinmarino
    Oct 15, 2019 at 9:05
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You could try Tab Mix Plus, an add-on I've been using since forever-ish.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tab-mix-plus/

Once installed, in the Tab Mix Plus options, Events -> New Tabs -> "Open new tabs next to current one". The option below it, "Open other tabs next to current one", doesn't do exactly what you're looking for.

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    In fact, I had to uncheck "Only if related to current tab" under checked "Open other tabs next to current one".
    – Athari
    Jan 29, 2015 at 19:02
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Here is a relevant bug report:

Bug 528005 - Provide ways of opening new tabs next to the current tab

Here are some more suggested extensions:

Personally I'm using the second one.

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I'm using the Tab Control addon for the similar reason.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tab-control/

There is a setting: Position new tabs to right of current tab.

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