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In FF 34.0.5 I use to be able to click on a link within an e-mail and the link would open in a new tab; it now opens in the same tab; how can i change it back?

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I'm using FF 34.0.5 (I like it). I use to be able to right click on a link, within an e-mail, and the link would open in a new tab. Now when I click on the link it opens in the same tab replacing my e-mail.

Example - a friend sends me an e-mail containing a link to a web site he thinks I'd like. I click on the link and go to the web site and then go back to the e-mail tab and reply to him. Now, when clicking that link, my e-mail disappears and is replaced by the new site.

How can I fix this? When this happened once before I was told to change the 'value' for a specific 'preference name' through the about:config page.

Can anyone help jog my memory?

Thanks!

I'm using FF 34.0.5 (I like it). I use to be able to right click on a link, within an e-mail, and the link would open in a new tab. Now when I click on the link it opens in the same tab replacing my e-mail. Example - a friend sends me an e-mail containing a link to a web site he thinks I'd like. I click on the link and go to the web site and then go back to the e-mail tab and reply to him. Now, when clicking that link, my e-mail disappears and is replaced by the new site. How can I fix this? When this happened once before I was told to change the 'value' for a specific 'preference name' through the about:config page. Can anyone help jog my memory? Thanks!

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On a three button mouse, click with the middle button.

If that dose not work, right click the link and select Open In New . . . .

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Is this about clicking a link in an external program?

You can check this pref on the about:config page for external links.

  • browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external (-1)

If this pref has the default value -1 then browser.link.open_newwindow is used.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.