Sets your browser to always open tabs next to the current tab, even for blank tabs.

What is newTabPosition?
newTabPosition is a Firefox add-on that sets your browser to always open tabs next to the current tab. It ensures that new tabs open next to the currently active tab, preventing you from losing track of your browsing context.
By: em_te
Users: 47
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.1 (Last updated: 2019-09-12)
Creation date: 2019-09-11
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • browserSettings
Size: 12.13K
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If you are in the middle of a bunch of tabs and decide to open a new tab to do a quick search and then close that tab, chances are you will be dropped at the end of the tab bar and you won't know the last tab you were looking at.

This extension will set the browser.browserSettings.newTabPosition setting to "afterCurrent" so that new tabs always open next to the currently active tab.

This extension is similar to the "Always Right" extension (which I didn't know existed because it didn't have the newTabPosition search term) but my extension requires fewer permissions.

User reviews
Simple and does what it says it does. This is especially useful when you have tons of tabs open and your original tab is away from the very last tab.
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Risk impact

newTabPosition is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

newTabPosition has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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