Open New Tabs To The Immediate Right Of Active Tab In Firefox

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Always Right

When working with several tabs, we often require opening a new tab related to the current page. However, in Firefox, by default a new tab opens next to the last one. This is quite annoying when one has to move over to the twentieth tab to view a web page related to a current page. Always Right is a Firefox extension, that automatically opens a new tab to the right side of the existing active tab.

There are no configurations required to use Always Right, as  it is a simple extension meant to help users elude a common annoyance. Users also do not require restarting Firefox after installing it. For those people however, who may be more accustomed and willing to keep their new tabs at the end, might not find this extension useful. Nonetheless, for people like me who have to work with several tabs and prefer opening each of them next to the current one, it is a welcome blessing.

Always Right Extension for Firefox

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  • zaetzeatez

    If you have a lot of tabs and need to group them, try this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tabgroups-manager/

    I’ve tried tab candy and I prefer this.

  • Mordalo

    It’s just easier to open about:config and search for tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.
    Set the value to FALSE and you’re good to go. No plug-ins needed.

    • Chef Shawk Parson III

      i know this is a very old post / comment here but sorry, i just tried what you said and it did exactly the opposite! 🙂

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  • Rory

    @Mordalo That doesn’t work for me. That setting affects something else – where to put the tab after clicking a link in the current tab, rather than opening a totally new tab.

  • Satch

    Very true! Makes a change to see soenome spell it out like that. 🙂

  • Chef Shawk Parson III

    ok, i know this is a very old post but if it’s still there and open to comments, so:

    most of these add-ons and plug-ins etc barely work fine!

    at their best, they do something right but then they do other things wrong or simply fail to do certain basic yet very important things at all … and worse, when Firefox comes up with a new small update or a major upgrade, many of these extra third party goodies no longer work or work erratically and by the time they are updated and work right (if ever) then Firefox has yet another new update / upgrade, which renders these guys useless!

    besides, Firefox itself is not what it used to be unfortunately! it’s not only become even slower than ever, it’s also removing and/or changing some of its good features or worse, it’s not correcting or improving its flaws and shortcomings!

    ok, fine, Firefox is still way better than IE and a few others perhaps and none of the other ones are any better really, but the way Firefox advertises itself as ‘THE BEST’ in the market doesn’t quite match its degrading quality! just because the competition sucks much more badly and i don’t suck as much doesn’t mean i am the best, does it?

    in short, Firefox is in many ways comparable with M$Windows: new updates and major upgrades are mostly cosmetic rather than true improvements!