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Open context-menu search results in a new window

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When I select a portion of text, right-click with the mouse and choose "Search Google for ...", Firefox opens the result in a new tab, but I would like to open it in a new window. I already have the option to open links in new Windows in the settings. Is there a way to open search results in a new window?

When I select a portion of text, right-click with the mouse and choose "Search Google for ...", Firefox opens the result in a new tab, but I would like to open it in a new window. I already have the option to open links in new Windows in the settings. Is there a way to open search results in a new window?

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jscher2000
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Hmm, no, there isn't a built-in setting for that or for other pages that Firefox automatically opens in a new tab like Options, Add-ons, etc.

If you pretty much never want a new tab, you could try my "I Hate Tabs" extension that moves any new tab to a new window:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/i-hate-tabs-sdi-for-firefox/

Unfortunately, it makes it impossible to use the Customize feature, so if you need to customize frequently, disabling/enabling the extension could be annoying. I really should create a toolbar button for that...

Hmm, no, there isn't a built-in setting for that or for other pages that Firefox automatically opens in a new tab like Options, Add-ons, etc. If you pretty much never want a new tab, you could try my "I Hate Tabs" extension that moves any new tab to a new window: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/i-hate-tabs-sdi-for-firefox/ Unfortunately, it makes it impossible to use the Customize feature, so if you need to customize frequently, disabling/enabling the extension could be annoying. I really should create a toolbar button for that...