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Can I make a button that toggles from 0 to 2?

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I’m used to a certain way of controlling all my tabs.*

I need firefox‘s settings ‘’ and ‘’, to work the way I want to work. But because some websites make links open in new tabs (technically in new windows I suppose), not via the target attribute, but via something else, I really want to set to 0. Just to normally browse the internet.**

But some other websites who use scripts in a bona fide way for things like logging on, don‘t take users like me into account, who have set to 1 and to 0. For example, logging on to Feedly fails, because it can only be done in a pop-up. Expanding one message in Gmail also isn‘t possible with my settings.

For such instances I would like to be able to toggle from 0 to 2. Or from 0 to 1, that would be just as good. It just needs to be 0 as a default, but toggled to something else when needed.

I wouldn‘t know the first thing about making such a button. I guess what I‘m asking is: how easy is it to make one (if it doesn’t exist already) and are there instructions somewhere, that are comprehensable for a layperson?


 * If I left-click on something it means I want to leave the current webpage and go to the clicked webpage in a the same tab. The things I want to open in a new tab to read soon, I open in a new tab, and it opens in the background as the rightmost tab. A part of my brain makes sure the amount of tabs doesn‘t grow too large. Something interrupting I need to read right now I open in a new window. I’ve always worked like this. Even the last years, when more and more websites and browsers started to push a model where tabs are opening left and right, the back button suddenly closes a tab and moves the focus somewhere unexpected etc.

 ** a good example of a website which would still open left-clicked links in a new tab even with set to 1 is, but that‘s just one I think of and there are many, many more.

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Hi, not that I know how to do.

This may work for you :

As well use these 2 ad blockers :

Malware protection, but it also blocks 3rd party cookies

Note the above can break sites and video. Will have to custom set for all your favourite sites. They all have a Pause or Stop. Or something from here :

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The back button should not e doing anything other than taking you back. If it is doing something else like closing tabs or windows then something is wrong.

I forgot one :

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