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Tabs Open Relative


This tiny extension makes all new tabs open to the right of the current tab, rather than at the far right of the tab bar.

In the case where several new tabs are opened in a row without switching tabs, each subsequent tab will be opened to the right of the previous one, so as to keep them in order.
For example if you have three tabs open, {A}, {B} and {C}, where the current tab is {B}, and then you open three more tabs, {1}, {2} and {3}, you'll get:
{A} {B} {1} {2} {3} {C}.

Please check out Tab Kit (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5447), which as well as ordering tabs well, adds essential features like automatic tab grouping, and the ability to view your tabs as a vertical tree or on multiple rows.

Since version 0.4, you can set it so only tabs opened from links (and a few similar things like Javascript popups) are opened relatively (next to current). To do this, go to about:config (see http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config for more info) and enable the preference "extensions.tabsopenrelative.linksonly".

If you're still using version 0.3.3, there is instead the option to prevent new tabs from being affected by going to about:config and disabling the preference "extensions.tabsopenrelative.includenewtabs", however this is less effective than the above option for users of version 0.4.

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