Firefox: Fix for the "open story in background" hotkey 'o'

Here is a workaround, how to open a story in background with the ‘o’ hotkey, rather than the foreground:

  • Open a new tab, enter ‘about:config’
  • Search for ‘browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground’
  • Double click on ‘false’ to set ‘Value’ to ‘true’
  • Go to NewsBlur and open a story with ‘o’ and see it load in the background

I suspect this is a security feature to stop websites loading pages without user knowledge. AFAIK, it never worked by default in Firefox.


This is terrific! Thanks!

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Perfect!  Thanks for finding this Isgar!!