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I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Firefox under OS X and this issue is extremely annoying. In Chrome pressing the Cmd key is a universal for "do this in a new tab" command. It works for addresses, search and clicking on links.

In Firefox for some reason they decided to use Cmd for new tab when clicking but Alt/Option for new tab when entering something in the address bar.

How can I remap the address bar and search from Alt + Click to Cmd + Click?

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You may install Customizable Shortcuts add-on for Firefox.

Once the add-on is installed, a new tab will appear in the preferences window which allows you to remap/customize or disable most of the shortcuts offered by Firefox.

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Alternatively you can use Middle-click instead.

  • I have tried this before, but I cannot find the needed item. How can I set a key for "Open new tab from address bar"? – hyperknot Apr 12 '15 at 20:01

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