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FireFox - open only one tab please

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FireFox - open only one tab please

jimmy-jam
Question - I have FireFox setup that when I launch it, it open 4 tabs and opens 4 different sites. If I open up a new window it always opens up these 4 tabs.

Is there a way to have a new window up with only one tab? Occasionally I like to open up a new instance of FF to keep certain tasks separate. I can always close my unwanted tabs but...


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    christianshiflet

    I assume you are aware that you could just change the home page for Firefox to only be one tab. So, for the occasional single tab browser you could create a shortcut on your desktop as a hyperlink with a single address in it. I, for example, have a shortcut to Google on my desktop that I click on when I just want one tab. Otherwise, my homepage is 3 tabs when I click on the Firefox shortcut. I hope that helps. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

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    christianshiflet

    You can also, as it turns out, create another shortcut to firefox.exe followed by the website you want to open and it will open a single tabbed session such as "c:\program files\mozilla\firefox.exe" "www.google.com" as the shortcut target. Check out http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments for a list of the command line arguments available for Firefox. Hope that helps.

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    jimmy-jam

    I am going to mess around with the command line arguments too and maybe write a batch file to do what I need to do.

    Thanks

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    christianshiflet

    Glad I could help. Have a good weekend.

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    Snuffy09

    I wanted firefox to open up 3 sites(tabs) when i launch it. couldnt find where to make the settings change so i said forget it.

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    christianshiflet

    In Firefox: Go to Tools -> Options, click on the "Main" option and change your home page. Each tab/site should be followed by a vertical bar (|). Then whenever you open Firefox each site will open in a separate tab.

    Let me know if that helps or you have further questions. Thanks.

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    seanferd

    I was wondering if a delimiter like a semicolon or comma would work. Thanks for the info.

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    jimmy-jam

    you could open up FF and all the tabs you want to use as your home page(s) go to Tools -> Options Main tab add click the button "Use Current Pages"

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    patb071

    Question is: why is firefox opening up 4 tabs instead of one?

    When you go to tools options in the main tab is when firefox starts: is show my homepage selected?

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    jimmy-jam

    I want it to do that most of the time. Just occasionally I want it to open only one tab.

    Edit: Speeling

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    seanferd

    1 I'd set FF to open a blank page on startup, and click the Home button on the first instance.

    2 I believe that in FF, to have multiple home page tabs, you'd select "Use Bookmark", but have the bookmark be a group of tabs (bookmark the group you wish to use as your home pages). In SeaMonkey, and IE I believe, you have a text box that you can just add addresses to.

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    jimmy-jam

    I think I may go with that and see how it goes.

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    seanferd

    Seems you already had that bit down. :)

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    Snuffy09

    I will try them and see what works best when i get home :)

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    seanferd

    Which mentions separating a list of sites with pipes in the home page box.

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    christianshiflet

    I assume you are aware that you could just change the home page for Firefox to only be one tab. So, for the occasional single tab browser you could create a shortcut on your desktop as a hyperlink with a single address in it. I, for example, have a shortcut to Google on my desktop that I click on when I just want one tab. Otherwise, my homepage is 3 tabs when I click on the Firefox shortcut. I hope that helps. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

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    christianshiflet

    You can also, as it turns out, create another shortcut to firefox.exe followed by the website you want to open and it will open a single tabbed session such as "c:\program files\mozilla\firefox.exe" "www.google.com" as the shortcut target. Check out http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments for a list of the command line arguments available for Firefox. Hope that helps.

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    jimmy-jam

    I am going to mess around with the command line arguments too and maybe write a batch file to do what I need to do.

    Thanks

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    christianshiflet

    Glad I could help. Have a good weekend.

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    Snuffy09

    I wanted firefox to open up 3 sites(tabs) when i launch it. couldnt find where to make the settings change so i said forget it.

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    christianshiflet

    In Firefox: Go to Tools -> Options, click on the "Main" option and change your home page. Each tab/site should be followed by a vertical bar (|). Then whenever you open Firefox each site will open in a separate tab.

    Let me know if that helps or you have further questions. Thanks.

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    seanferd

    I was wondering if a delimiter like a semicolon or comma would work. Thanks for the info.

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    or

    jimmy-jam

    you could open up FF and all the tabs you want to use as your home page(s) go to Tools -> Options Main tab add click the button "Use Current Pages"

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    patb071

    Question is: why is firefox opening up 4 tabs instead of one?

    When you go to tools options in the main tab is when firefox starts: is show my homepage selected?

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    jimmy-jam

    I want it to do that most of the time. Just occasionally I want it to open only one tab.

    Edit: Speeling

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    seanferd

    1 I'd set FF to open a blank page on startup, and click the Home button on the first instance.

    2 I believe that in FF, to have multiple home page tabs, you'd select "Use Bookmark", but have the bookmark be a group of tabs (bookmark the group you wish to use as your home pages). In SeaMonkey, and IE I believe, you have a text box that you can just add addresses to.

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    jimmy-jam

    I think I may go with that and see how it goes.

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    seanferd

    Seems you already had that bit down. :)

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    Snuffy09

    I will try them and see what works best when i get home :)

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    seanferd

    Which mentions separating a list of sites with pipes in the home page box.