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What setting to I use to get firefox to open a separate tab when clicking on a link?

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When I click on a link on a web site, a new tab does not open with that link.

When I click on a link on a web site, a new tab does not open with that link.
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:70.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0

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jscher2000
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Hi suego2, Firefox normally will open links in the same tab unless they are specially coded to open in a new window/tab. To open a specific link in a new tab, you can use one of these methods:

  • right-click the link > Open Link in New Tab
  • middle-click the link with the mouse wheel
  • Ctrl+click the link

If you want links to open in a new tab with just a simple left click, you need an add-on for that. Here's one, for example:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/open-link-with-new-tab/

Make sure to visit its Options page to specify whether you want ALL links in a new tab or only links to other sites.

Hi suego2, Firefox normally will open links in the same tab unless they are specially coded to open in a new window/tab. To open a specific link in a new tab, you can use one of these methods: * right-click the link > Open Link in New Tab * middle-click the link with the mouse wheel * Ctrl+click the link If you want links to open in a new tab with just a simple left click, you need an add-on for that. Here's one, for example: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/open-link-with-new-tab/ Make sure to visit its Options page to specify whether you want ALL links in a new tab or only links to other sites.
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cor-el
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Note that Firefox may refuse to open links in the same tab in case this is a pinned tab.

Note that Firefox may refuse to open links in the same tab in case this is a pinned tab.
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