Firefox doesn't open printable version of Wikipedia page
I was examining a Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compartmental_models_in_epidemiology. On the left pane, there is a link for `Printable version`. If I click on it, it doesn't open the printable version of the page. It opens up Firefox's print dialogue window. In order to get a printable version of the page as a webpage in Firefox, I have to right-click the link, select `Copy Link Location`, then paste it into the address bar of a new tab.
can I get Firefox to open the printable version as a webpage by clicking the link, without having to copy and paste the underlying URL?
I am using Firefox version 75.0 (32-bit) on Windows 10 64-bit.
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This link has a script attached that overrides navigating to the printable version. (See attached screenshot from Firefox's Page Inspector, opened by right-clicking the link and choosing Inspect Element.)
Thanks. Your suggestion to choose the option to open in a new tab works. I didn't actually print the PDF through the script. I don't actually know what that means. When I left-click, I simply get the print dialogue box, and there is no option to open the link in a new tab. To get that option, I right-click the link and the resulting context menu provides an option to open the link in a new tab.
I am not a web developer, so my knowledge on the standards are practically non-existent. I thought that when you click on the link, the browser runs or opens the underlying code, be it a URL or something else. And that underlying information is always shown by Firefox when you hover above the link. Based on your answer, I now know that this is not necessarily the case. The Element Inspector shows other information that I don't understand, but there's more to it than just the URL that is revealed from hovering.
Sorry, what I meant about printing through the script was printing from the Print dialog that pops up automatically.
Nearly anything on a page can have scripts attached to it that reacts to anything from mousing over to clicking. There often is a lot going on beneath the surface, for good (like drop-down menus or explanatory panels) or ill (like tracking where you move your mouse to sell you more stuff).
OK, thanks for clarifying.
I don't really want to print. I just want to view the information without Wikipedia pane on the left. The printable version does this. I can then use only half my screen to read the webpage, taking notes on the other half.