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In Reddit, why do links to Imgur now open a new copy of my browser?

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Sorry if this isn't a Firefox fault or anything, but I'm lost for want of an answer.

I browse both Reddit and Imgur extensively (perchance excessively!) and in Reddit, many posts add a link to either gfycat.com or to Imgur to display a picture or video. Normally when the post adds a link to Imgur (and I click on it) a new tab opens on my browser for Imgur and for the video. However, today when I do that Imgur opens up a second Firefox browser meaning that were I to browse and click all evening (as I sometimes do) I could end up with perhaps 30 or more Firefox browsers open.

Please could someone tell me (or suggest) what's happened and also offer a possible cure. Of course, this could be a Reddit error but I'm starting my search here for lack of a better idea! Thanks

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You can look at these prefs on the about:config page to divert links that open a new window in a tab.

  • browser.link.open_newwindow = 3
    1:current tab; 2:new window; 3:new tab;

For JavaScript window.open() links:

  • browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction = 0
    0:divert always; 1:divert never; 2:divert without features

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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