keep focus in TB when clicking email link?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by coolchinchilla, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. When I click on a link in an email the focus immediately goes to
    that link in FF. I would like to click on the link, have it open in
    the background and not lose the focus in the email message. Is that

    Thanks in advance.
    coolchinchilla, Mar 20, 2005
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    Moz Champion Guest

    No, because the focus has to shift to the program that can show you the

    Workaround, Set the Firefox (or Thunderbird) window askew from the
    Thunderbird (or Firefox) window, then you can simply switch between the
    two by clicking on the window, getting whichever it is you want back
    into focus.

    i.e. you are reading a message in Thunderbird, and click on a link. It
    will launch Firefox, and the focus will move to Firefox. Now, simply
    click on the Thunderbird window and you are back in Thunderbird with the
    focus exactly where it was prior to your clicking. Firefox will stay
    active in the background
    Moz Champion, Mar 20, 2005
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    Tony Raven Guest

    That's not the case when I open links to eg a Word doc in FF. It flips
    to the Word doc until its fully loaded and then back to FF automatically.

    Tony Raven, Mar 20, 2005
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    Moz Champion Guest

    Apples and oranges.
    Moz Champion, Mar 20, 2005
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    Danny Colyer Guest

    and Tony Raven responded:
    That /used/ to happen when I clicked on links in TB to be opened in FF.
    Focus would shift to FF until the page was loaded, then it would shift
    back to TB. I'm not sure what (if anything) I changed, so I can't offer
    any help to the OP other than to confirm that it should be possible.
    Danny Colyer, Mar 20, 2005
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    Newfdog Guest

    I'd like that too. Perhaps some future version will have that option.

    Newfdog, Mar 21, 2005
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    Travis Evans Guest

    It doesn't necessarily *have* to. I think Firefox has a hidden
    preference to keep it in the background. I think it was called
    "browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground," which can be accessed from
    about:config. If that doesn't work, there should be extensions to do it
    (I used to use some that would keep the browser in the background).
    Travis Evans, Mar 21, 2005
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