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Why is settings a "tab" now, how do I change it back?

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Whenever I try and clear cache and click on preference it now opens a new tab, unlike a new window which it used to. Is there a way to change this back? Also, my firefox does not seem to pick up spelling mistakes even if the option is checked. Is there a way to fix this?

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Hi, you can go back to the old Options window by: Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, accept the warning, scroll down to browser.preferences.inContent and double click to change 'Value' from True to False, taking care not to alter anything else. You may then need to restart Firefox. Note however, that in later versions this setting may be removed.

For the spelling issue, you can have a look at Dictionaries & Language Packs to see if there is an alternative dictionary in your language to try.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.

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Hi, you can go back to the old Options window by: Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, accept the warning, scroll down to browser.preferences.inContent and double click to change 'Value' from True to False, taking care not to alter anything else. You may then need to restart Firefox. Note however, that in later versions this setting may be removed.

For the spelling issue, you can have a look at Dictionaries & Language Packs to see if there is an alternative dictionary in your language to try.

If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you.