always open link from history library in new tab
I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I click on a link in the history library it still replaces the actual tab. I know that I can do a middle click or a right click to get a new tab but I would appreciate if I could set the standard behavior to open a new tab. Is there a setting for this?
There is no setting for opening Browsing History in Tab automatically with just a left-click. browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs works for Bookmarks, but not for Browsing History even though both appear in the Library.Read this answer in context 1
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Opening in a new tab is only available for a bookmark like you see from the name of the browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs pref. For history items you need to middle-click or any other way that forces a new tab (right-click context menu or Ctrl + left-click).
There is no setting for opening Browsing History in Tab automatically with just a left-click. browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs works for Bookmarks, but not for Browsing History even though both appear in the Library.
It's a pity that it isn't possible and I hope the developers will add a setting for this. To be consistent with opening links and urls in a new tab it should be possible to change the default behavior for history links too.
I have sort of the same issue. I had FireFox set to open links in a new tab when I clicked on them. All of a sudden it stopped working. Did they change something? How can I get it back?
The setting in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Browsing" to open links in a new tab only applies to links that specify a target window. The setting specifies whether to open the link in a new window or in a new tab. You can middle-click a link to force the link to open in a new tab. Only with bookmarks and with search results you can force to open a new tab via prefs on the about:config page.