So if we have TAB1, TAB2 and TAB3, and I open a fourth tab, the result used to be
TAB1, TAB2, TAB3, TAB4.
However starting with firefox 3.6 (confirmed with 2 pc's, one with a fresh install of firefox 3.6), the new tab goes to the right of the tab where the link is located, as seen here
TAB1, TAB2, TAB3
then if we open a new tab from tab 1, this is the result
TAB1, TAB4, TAB2, TAB3
I find this annoying because I got used to the old system.
New tabs do not appear to the right of the last
If you would like to use the old behavior from Firefox 3.5 and earlier, in which new tabs open at the end of the tab strip, you can set configure this through the advanced configuration.
If you ever want to change it back, repeat the steps above, which will toggle the value back to true.
- In the Location bar, type about:config and press EnterReturn.
- The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click, to continue to the about:config page.
- Search for the preference browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent.
- Double-click on browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent, which should set the value to false.
For more information about tabbed browsing, see Tabbed browsing.