In the last days I have been looking for a Firefox extension that would make it possible to open multiple bookmarks (and History items) at once. What I mean with this is that I wanted something like the CTRL left-click in Windows Explorer that lets you pick several files at once. My main problem was that the bookmarks menu collapsed as soon as I picked on bookmark that I wanted to load.
I sometimes however would like to load several bookmarks at once, or in rapid succession, and the collapsing bookmarks menu was annoying for that purpose. I did ask the question at the Firefox Mastery website because I knew that some clever Firefox geeks would frequent it and if someone would know the answer they would.
My own research was not successful but a few hours after posting the question over at the website Alex answered and pointed me to two extensions that would prevent the menu from collapsing when middle-clicking items.
I hope that these two extensions will be helpful for some of you, I know that they are very helpful for me. (thanks Alex again)
Update: The Middle Click No Collapse add-on is only supporting versions of Firefox before version 3. The author of the extension suggests to use the Stay Open Menu instead in later versions of Firefox. The extension itself has not been updated for about a year, but it is still working in recent versions of the web browser.
Left-click the desired menu to open it, find the items you wish to open, then middle-click each desired item to open it in a tab. When you are done making selections, click somewhere outside the menu (or press ESC) to close the menu or try the auto-closing option described above.
Just follow the instructions above after you have installed the extension.Advertisement
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