Firefox question - can I open a URL in a 'hidden' tab, or at least not move to the tab when opening it?

Petter Adsen petter at
Tue Feb 17 19:57:00 UTC 2015

On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:47:25 +0000
Chris Green <cl at> wrote:

> Is there any way in Firefox to 'open' a URL but not move to a tab to
> display it?
> I want to open internet radio URLs without changing what Firefox
> shows, so either some sort of hidden TAB or simply a way of not going
> to tabs opening certain specific URLs would do what I want.


Open the menu (the three horizontal stripes in the upper right corner),
click "Preferences", then "Tabs", and unselect "When I open a new link
in a new tab, switch to it immediately".


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