I'm using Firefox in my android smartphone instead of Chrome (Chrome app is not installed), but I think that it applies the same anyways. In the past when I clicked on a link (from emails, or other apps, etc.), I got a message that said that a new tab was opened in Firefox but the system didn't switch automatically to the Firefox app. I continue clicking on links and then when I was done and I opened Firefox and all the tabs were opened for me. Recently Firefox for android was updated and after the update when I click on a link the system automatically switch to Firefox. How can I set back the system so it doesn't switch to the web browser app each time I click on a link?


  • In Firefox settings enable Tab queue. – Irfan Latif Aug 31 at 18:52
  • Irfan, Where can I find that option? I went to settings but could not find it. By the way the app was updated to version 79.0.5. – 3D1L Sep 1 at 1:42
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    79 brings major changes. Among other things, tab queue and tab previews are also gone, at least for the moment. You need to downgrade to use the feature. – Irfan Latif Sep 1 at 2:42

The tab queue is sadly gone from the new Firefox. There is a feature request here but it's ignored: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/470#issue-409774110

You can uninstall the new Firefox and then install the old version's apk from here: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/mozilla/firefox/firefox-68-11-0-release/

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