Contextual menu list is not like FF

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16 Jan, 2012 02:23 PM

How can I change the contextual menu list at a link to be like Firefox? "Open in a new window" is top of the list in Firefox, but second in TenFourFox. I looked at "about:config" (which, incidentally was murder to get open) and found nothing obvious. It is driving me mad that I am a habitual FF user who has come to expect "Open in a new window" to get the first item in the list, so I am always grabbing "Open in a new tab" instead. Grrr!!!!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Jan, 2012 04:24 PM

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    „Open Link in New Window“ used to be on top in Firefox 3.6 and earlier. Mozilla switched it as of FF 4. Therefore, TenFourFox, which is Firefox in that respect, also has „Open in New Tab“ on top of the menu. There is no easy way for the end user to change it, e.g. in a preferences setting.

    It took me about two weeks to get used to it, and yes, I also cursed a lot :-(

    There is an add-on for editing Firefox menus, but it was written for FF 2. You can try it, but it will almost certainly have side-effects.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Jan, 2012 04:41 PM

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    Or, if you're an advanced user, you can add the following code to userchrome.css. This worked for me, but I'm also a bit sceptical that it might have side-effects in the future.

        #contentAreaContextMenu > * {
           -moz-box-ordinal-group: 2;
        #context-openlink {
           -moz-box-ordinal-group: 1 !important;

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 28 Jan, 2012 01:14 AM

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    I'm going to close this as expected behaviour. Please feel free to reopen if you have a related comment or concern.

  4. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2012 01:14 AM.

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