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

Chris Green cl at
Wed Feb 18 09:39:43 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 10:54:00PM +0000, Pete Smout wrote:
>    On Feb 17, 2015 10:05 PM, "Chris Green" <[1]cl at> wrote:
>    Hi,
>    I do a similar thing by pointing a lightweight media player at the URL
>    and browsing as normal. Alternatively point a second browser window at
>    radio 4 (or similar) minimize it and carry on. Not the most elegant
>    solution I know but it works!
Yes, but the trouble is that the BBC are moving the goalposts so fast
at the moment that the "lightweight media player" can't keep up.  I've
been using Radio Tray until recently but it's not reliable with the
latest BBC offerings.

A separate browser window is OK I suppose but I'd really like a
'single click' and unobtrusive way to turn the radio on.

Chris Green

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