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I used to be able to go to another window by clicking on a subject in the search engine

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Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have it automatically open a new window within the Firefox window settings. I can no longer do this with Firefox 100.

Please fix!

Whether I was in the standard Firefox search window, or Google, or DuckDuckGo (my preferred choice), I was able to click on a specific topic in the search window and have it automatically open a new window within the Firefox window settings. I can no longer do this with Firefox 100. Please fix!

Modified by George

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As cor-el mentioned, the first step is to set your search engine to target result links to a new window.

For Google:

https://www.google.com/preferences

Where results open Open each selected result in a new browser window

For DuckDuckGo:

https://duckduckgo.com/settings

Open Links in a New Tab Opens results in new windows/tabs

Note that these preferences/settings are stored in a cookie and if you use private windows or clear cookies often, most likely you will need to set them again in the future.

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For Google you do this via the Google Search Settings page (open results in a new tab; Firefox would divert the new window to a new tab). I assume that DDG has a similar setting for where to show the search results. Otherwise you can always hold the Ctrl key or middle-click a result (link) to open the page in a new tab/window.


Related prefs on the about:config page you can look at: Normal Links:

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

JavaScript Links:

  • browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction
    0:divert always; 1:divert never; 2:divert no features

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Chosen Solution

As cor-el mentioned, the first step is to set your search engine to target result links to a new window.

For Google:

https://www.google.com/preferences

Where results open Open each selected result in a new browser window

For DuckDuckGo:

https://duckduckgo.com/settings

Open Links in a New Tab Opens results in new windows/tabs

Note that these preferences/settings are stored in a cookie and if you use private windows or clear cookies often, most likely you will need to set them again in the future.

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