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When text is selected in the browser, the context menu contains an entry to search for the selected text with a search engine. This preference determines whether that search opens in a new browser window or in a new browser tab.

Possible values and their effects


Open context menu searches in a new tab.


Open context menu searches in a new window. (Default)


SeaMonkey (nightly builds since 2006-08-11)

A checkbox labeled “Open a tab instead of a window for a context menu web search” is located under Edit → Preferences → Navigator → Internet Search”

First checked in

2006-08-11 by Neil Rashbrook

Has an effect in

  • SeaMonkey (nightly builds since 2006-08-11)

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