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Mac Cmd Click is not opening tab in background.

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This is not happening for all websites though. I noticed this on Tumblr and Gmail. I tried safemode but same problem persists. However rightclicking and selecting "open link in new tab" always open in background.

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jscher2000 said

If you mean messages listed in the Gmail inbox, those are scripted, not normal links. I looked at this a couple months ago; does this help: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1061460#answer-726992 That may or may not help with Tumblr, I haven't tested it myself.

Not messages itself. Any <a> links. However setting loadDivertedInBackground fixes my issue. But this should be the default I believe. I am pressing Cmd to express my intention that this link needs to be loaded in background. For whatever product reason Firefox has chosen to hide this behind loadDivertedInBackground setting. Not cool.

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If you mean messages listed in the Gmail inbox, those are scripted, not normal links. I looked at this a couple months ago; does this help: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1061460#answer-726992

That may or may not help with Tumblr, I haven't tested it myself.

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jscher2000 said

If you mean messages listed in the Gmail inbox, those are scripted, not normal links. I looked at this a couple months ago; does this help: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1061460#answer-726992 That may or may not help with Tumblr, I haven't tested it myself.

Not messages itself. Any <a> links. However setting loadDivertedInBackground fixes my issue. But this should be the default I believe. I am pressing Cmd to express my intention that this link needs to be loaded in background. For whatever product reason Firefox has chosen to hide this behind loadDivertedInBackground setting. Not cool.

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The browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground pref is used for links that use JavaScript window.open(). The setting in Options/Preferences > General is about the browser.tabs.loadInBackground pref that has effect for normal links

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cor-el said

The browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground pref is used for links that use JavaScript window.open(). The setting in Options/Preferences > General is about the browser.tabs.loadInBackground pref that has effect for normal links

As a user for Firefox it does not matter to me, whether links are JS generated or not. Pressing Cmd should make it open in background. As a layman user, I don't need to know whether it JS generated or not.