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Postby TheLostOtter on Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:38 pm

Ok, I have my Firefox preferences set so that new links should open in new tabs, but they never do. Whenever I click on a link it opens up in a new window. How can I fix this? Thanks

Oh yeah, I'm running Celena

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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:55 am

I am in Xubuntu Gutsy and that setting doesn't work either.
I always just used the middle mouse button(scroll wheel) to open in new tab.
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Postby TheLostOtter on Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:26 am

Hey, thanks for telling me that, problem solved! But I'd still like to hear if anyone has another solution.

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Postby sanguinemoon on Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:02 am

I don't believe there is a solution. I was reading through the Fx documentation and saw that if a page specifies that a link should open a window, it WILL override your setting and open a new window instead. What was going through the developer's heads, I have no idea.
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Postby TheLostOtter on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:32 pm

That is retarded, but makes sense. Thanks for the info!

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Postby cmost on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:04 pm

Have you tried 'TabMix Plus' extension? It has myriad of features to tame tabs in Firefox. I don't know if it will do what you want explicitly, but it has a host of useful feature in any case. Check it out.
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Postby TheLostOtter on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:40 pm

cmost wrote:Have you tried 'TabMix Plus' extension? It has myriad of features to tame tabs in Firefox. I don't know if it will do what you want explicitly, but it has a host of useful feature in any case. Check it out.

Thanks dude! That fixed it!

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Postby sanguinemoon on Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:35 pm

Ah, cool. I didn't know about this extension either.

Also Netscape 9 (based on Firefox) also obeys user preferences in dealing with tabs.
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Postby Alpha-Geek on Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:18 pm

It may have been a coincidence, but I told FF to open in a new window, clicked ok...then changed it back to open in a tab. Seemed to open new tabs after that. Another extension I like is "colorful tabs". https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1368
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