Today I noticed something that bothered me. When I search in Firefox through the right-click context menu the search results open in a new tab and Firefox switches automatically to the new page. I remembered there is option that makes Firefox open new links in the background and I thought that maybe this option was disabled. The option was enabled as it should be.
I opened a few links and it behaved as expected. The search results however still opened in a new tab in the foreground. This was unexpected. For me it seems that links and searches should open in a new tab in the background.
So I started a search for this behaviour. I found a bug from the Mozilla
Bugzilla database Bug 695482 that seemed to call for the
reverse of what I expected. There seem to be some strong arguments for this
behaviour. There are even some that tests the suggest that the majority of
people click on the new tab within 5 seconds of starting the search. I don’t
think this a what I do. I am lucky that some people some disagree with this
behaviour. These people created Bug 727131 that calls for the
browser.search.context.loadInBackground that makes
searches open in a background tab.
I enabled the option now and will try it some.