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Unable to open links in new tab

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I have tried previously listed fixes, like changing, browser.urlbar.openintab and browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true, and of course the checkbox is selected in my preference to open links in a new tab but none of those have worked. I already know about Cmd/ctrl+click but the point is I shouldn't have to do that when I've already stated the preference and it is a pain when you are sifting through long pages of search results. I am using Google search and there is no option in Google preferences to open in new tab, so I'm assuming this is on FF's end.

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Hi misspril, in the Google preferences (, the checkbox is labeled

[x] "Open each selected result in a new browser window"

What that does is add code to each link to direct Firefox to open it in a new window instead of replacing the results page. Once you turn that on, the normal Firefox setting on the Options/Preferences page --

[x] "Open links in tabs instead of new windows"

-- should divert each new window to a new tab instead. Does that combination of settings work for you?

What about sites where the links are not coded to open in a new window?

Firefox does not have a general setting to send ALL links to a new tab. Instead, it has the option to divert new windows to new tabs instead.

If you want to send ALL links to a new tab, you can use an add-on like the following to modify the links in each page:

Does that help?


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