Opening Fast Dial in New Tabs with Tab Mix Plus



There has now been an important change in Fast Dial as of Version 2.18

And that is that one can go back to setting Firefox to open in about:blank to open Fast Dial.( so no longer: chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html)

This means that all the problems described below in relation to Tab Mix Plus no longer exist if you are using Fast Dial V2.18 and later

This is an important and useful change in Fast Dial.


All the below information is relevent only to Versions of Fast 2.15 - 2.16 - 2.17


Excellent post by anon on this subject here


An interesting problem has arisen

As you may know there is a need with 2.15 and later Versions to set Home Page as:


Please see here

However you may find now that when you hit CTRL-T now you get this :
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If you go to Tab Mix Plus Options you will see this:

So Tab Mix Plus is opening new Tabs on about:blank
And well Fast Dial is no longer on about:blank
So the result of this setting is a blank page.(see above)

To resolve the problem do the following:
Change the setting:

With this fix in Fast Dial Versions after and including V2.16, then click on Fast Dial Icon on Toolbar, or hit CTRL-T and Fast Dial opens in New Tab

Many thanks

Interesting Information

In previous version Fast Dial used to intercept "about:blank" urls, and load Fast Dial page. In order to avoid conflict with new versions of Tab Mix Plus (double blank-tab opening), I made Fast Dial load only in newly opened tabs and if chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html url is entered. As Tab Mix Plus overrides BrowserOpenTab with its own function, TMP users had to specify TMP to open chrome://fastdial/content/fastdial.html in new tabs, to get FD displayed in new tabs.