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Firefox opens link into a new window instead of the same one

Postby redvivi on Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:17 am

Hello !

I have this problem with FF 3.0.1 and the lastest 3.0.6. When I click on a link, FF opens the link in a new window instead of loading the webpage inside the current window, which leads me to get 5 windows if I clicked on 5 links for instance. Sometimes FF works without an problem, but once this 'bug" occurs, it keeps working in this way. I don't know if it's related to Ubuntu or FF itself.

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Re: Firefox opens link into a new window instead of the same one

Postby viking777 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:38 am

Read this, you will probably find the answer you want:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.link.open_newwindow

To change the config just enter:

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about:config


into the address bar and search for the word 'link'
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Re: Firefox opens link into a new window instead of the same one

Postby redvivi on Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:13 pm

I'm not sure it is config-related. For instance, a specific website will open in current window and tab. Suddently, all the webpages of this website opens in new windows (I tested it with google.com)
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Re: Firefox opens link into a new window instead of the same one

Postby viking777 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:55 pm

redvivi wrote:I'm not sure it is config-related. For instance, a specific website will open in current window and tab. Suddently, all the webpages of this website opens in new windows (I tested it with google.com)


If it is as random as that then I am totally clueless.

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