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Firefox: Force All Links to Open in Tabs

technology — Tags: — boredandblogging @ 5:26 am

I come across this annoyance every time I upgrade from Firefox 1.5 to 2.0, but keep forgetting about it.

In FF 2.0, there is no option to force every new link, which would open a new window, to open in a tab. I would think that the option under Preferences >> Tabs for New pages should be opened in: a) a new window or b) a new tab would do this, but it doesn’t. Oh well.

Today, I had to upgrade someone else’s Firefox and this issue came up again. Doing a quick Google search gave me the answer.

Go to about:config. Look at the image below and set the preferences to the following values:

Firefox 2.0 Tabs Preferences

Its that simple.


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