Open Links in the Background with Firefox for Android

Without hyperlinks, the Web wouldn’t be what it is today. The ability to insert, copy, and follow referenced links is so useful, but there are also times when you don’t want to stop what you’re doing in order to follow a link. You’d rather save it in the background to review later, so the big question here is: how to open links in the background?

If you decided to go with Firefox as your default browser, there’s a simple way to make all links open in the background. On a computer, you just have to go to Firefox, type > about:config into the URL bar, hit Enter and scroll to the entry > browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground. In the end, you have to double-click this entry to set its value to True and you are good to go. Things shouldn’t be any more complicated on Firefox for Android either.

If you want to open a link in one of your apps, then tab queuing opens the link in the background without interrupting you and it is so simple to do it. Before getting to the actual procedure, you must though tap the Menu button, select Settings > General and tick the box next to Tab queue. After that, you may begin the actual procedure:

How to Open Links in the Background with Firefox for Android:

  1. On another app (such as Email or any other choice), you have to tap the link until a menu appears;
  2. Tap Open in Browser;
  3. At this point, Firefox will open the link in the background. A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen and in your notification panel;
  4. You can tap Open Now at the bottom of the screen to view the page immediately, or you may continue using your app to queue up more tabs;
  5. When you’re ready to view your pages, simply tap the notification in your notification panel;
  6. At this point, Firefox will open with all of your links pre-loaded.

Have you completed the tutorial? Let me know if you need any extra help.

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