open new window from links and +, instead of a new tab
I have the latest version of firefox as of 6/8/23. I want to be able to click on a link and the + sign on the upper left webpage, (next to the tab) to open a new window, not a new tab. I have been able to do this since firefox was invented many years ago, but suddenly the option for that in settings appears to have disappared. When I uncheck the box in the tab section in settings, "open links in tabs instead of new windows", it is still opening links in tabs. Is there a way to stop the link from opening in a new tab, and instead open a window in a new browser any more? If not, I will be sad to switch over a browser that can still do this. Hopefully someone will provide a solution. While many online posts refer to a "options" button, I only see "settings" button (when I click on the three lines in the upper right).
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Firefox's setting refers to what Firefox will do if a link in a web page is coded to open in a new window: either let a new window open, or divert the new window to a new tab instead. The new tab (+) button never launches a new window.
A little over five years ago, I created an add-on for tab haters which immediately peels off any new tab into its own window. This breaks the Customize page (the one you use to rearrange toolbars), but it is safe for normal browsing. If you want to give it a try:
There probably are other similar add-ons, so you could search around if mine doesn't suit you.
Note that you can hold the Shift key and left-click a link to open this link in a new window, This might work for the new tab button as well. .