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Firefox open all new window links in new tabs

Thanks to Preferences dialogue regression in Firefox 2.0, the option to force all links that would open in a new window to open in tabs instead disappeared. Which is pretty stupid.

Just wiped out my old, bloated Firefox profile on my Kubuntu desktop here and suddenly, horror of horrors, it starts opening new windows instead of new tabs. I can’t use the Preferences dialogue, so…

browser.link.open_newwindow in about:config needs to be set to 3. Someone should make an extension which can change all these preferences that didn’t make the cut to 2.x from the GUI.

All fixed now.

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2 Comments

  1. Adam Alcock wrote:

    In options cant you just go to “Tabs”, then “New pages should be opened in: A new tab”?

    Im not sure about the linux version, but in FF2 in Windows its as simple as that.

    Monday, June 18, 2007 at 08:34 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 on Windows Windows XP
  2. Peter wrote:

    You are right – I can’t read Preferences dialogues correctly. Thank you for bringing me back into the realm of sanity. 🙂

    Monday, June 18, 2007 at 22:16 | Permalink | Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4 on Mac OS Mac OS

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