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

Curt Tresenriter ctres at
Tue Feb 17 20:29:37 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.

If I understand you correctly what you want to do is enable "Don't load
tab until selected" in the options menu for tab preferences.

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