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1.when I go to a site it always opens in a new window instead of a tab .2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page





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1.when I go to a site it always opens in a new window instead of a tab .2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page i

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WestEnd
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Did you check your settings how it was set to open a new tab?

Did you check your settings how it was set to open a new tab?

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Please tell me how to correct this situation.

Please tell me how to correct this situation.
cor-el
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See the Tabs section on Options/Preferences -> General


Does that only happen with that specific page?

Are you using a bookmark or do you click a link on the web page.


See also:

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

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

See the Tabs section on <b>Options/Preferences -> General</b> ---- Does that only happen with that specific page? Are you using a bookmark or do you click a link on the web page. ---- See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.link.open_newwindow *1: current tab; 2:new window; 3:new tab; For links opened via JavaScript you can look at this pref: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
McCoy
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tricia2 said

1.when I go to a site it always opens in a new window instead of a tab .2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page

Could it be that you accidentally press the Shift key and + sign, instead of the Ctrl key and + sign  ?

''tricia2 [[#question-1229919|said]]'' <blockquote> 1.when I go to a site it always opens in a new window instead of a tab .2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page </blockquote> Could it be that you accidentally press the Shift key and + sign, instead of the Ctrl key and + sign ?
jscher2000
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tricia2 said

2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page

Each search site has this in a different place, but on Google, for example:

https://www.google.com/preferences

It's the "Where results open" section.

You'll see that mentions opening in a new window because sites can't specify tab, just window. Firefox will divert the new window to a new tab instead if that Firefox setting is enabled.

Success?

''tricia2 [[#question-1229919|said]]'' <blockquote> 2. also when I search and the page shows choices I would like each site to go to new tab so I don't have to hit back butt on to get back to the search page </blockquote> Each search site has this in a different place, but on Google, for example: https://www.google.com/preferences It's the "Where results open" section. You'll see that mentions opening in a new window because sites can't specify tab, just window. Firefox will divert the new window to a new tab instead if that Firefox setting is enabled. Success?