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Open links in a new window

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when clicking a link, how do I make FF open it in a new window? Not a new tab & not the current window? It always used but has suddenly starting opening tabs instead.

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Websites can code links to open in a new window instead of staying in the same tab. Firefox normally will divert those new windows to a new tab in the same window, but you can turn that off. Check out this article for where to find that on the Options page:

Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings

If you uncheck the box, do you get the behavior you want?

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You can hold down the Shift key and left-click a link to open this link in a new window.

See also:

For links opened via JavaScript you can look at this pref: