Monday, 3 May 2010

How to open a non-linked web address in Firefox

While most web addresses on sites are clickable links, you will have noticed that some are just text that you have to copy and paste into the address bar of your browser. Alternatively, Firefox offers you the facility drag and drop these into a new tab. Simply highlight the address, click on it and while holding down the mouse button drag it up onto the tab bar. Firefox will then automatically open the page in a new tab. I have included a video of this function to show you what I mean.

16 comments:

FishHawk said...

TOO COOL!

Stepterix said...

Isn't it though? I found this by trial and error. One of those 'I wonder if...' moments.

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Azure said...

thank for sharing the info...nice~!

Arrange Finance said...

Is there some kind of adds-on to do this or is this just the way the manual? , and I found your blog from the EC

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Thanks for dropped

Jonas J. said...

kudos to you! didn't know that. thanks. :)

imelda said...

ty for the info

papabear said...

I didn't know that we can do that. I have been using Linky all the while...

Stepterix said...

Thank you all for the comments.

AF: No add-ons are needed

Larry Lewis said...

isn't their a plugin for firefox for this? I forget what it is but you can easily add this function to firefox.

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Victor said...

Very helpful hint. I did not know that!

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Great tip! I am never aware of this. Thanks once again for providing us such wonderful information. Keep this up!

Stepterix said...

Thank you all for your comments.

LL: No plugin is needed.