Firefox quick tip: view images in a new tab quickly

In: Browsers|Mozilla|Web development

25 Nov 2009

A mini-tip on viewing images quickly in a new tab in Firefox. Useful for web devs who want to look at the URL of an image quickly.

As an example, here’s the Youtube webpage of the owner of Maru the Cat:


To open the thumbnail image of Maru in a new tab, right-click the image, and then middle-click the View Image item from the context menu:


It should open up in a new tab:


You can also do the same for background images (middle-click View Background Image from the right-click context menu).

3 Responses to Firefox quick tip: view images in a new tab quickly



November 28th, 2009 at 5pm

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November 16th, 2010 at 3am

dont know about the previous comment…but you can just drag a image to a tab and it will open..its a little quicker… ;)



January 28th, 2012 at 1pm

This was helpful to me and I feel dumb not realising I could do that. Also, dragging doesn’t always work. If the image is a link to some sit then it’s the site you will get if you drag it to a tab. That first guy is an idiot, even worse if he is who he says he is. An Oxford graduate would be intelligent enough not to have grammatical errors like “you really am wasting your time” and not capitalising in the correct places. He has just proven himself to be an asshole and nothing more. Plain and simple

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