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Firefox 123.0 Now Opens up New Tab or Window - How to Override This?

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Ever since I installed Firefox 123.0, when I execute a search on Yahoo.com, Firefox automatically opens up a new window or tab (depending upon how you have it set up in settings) when it didn't before. When I try this with Firefox using Google.com to search, it does NOT open up a new window/tab. But when I try it with Yahoo.com when using Google Chrome, it does NOT open up a new tab. So it would appear that the behavior is being caused by something in Firefox.

I tried making various changes in settings and Firefox about:config that were recommended in previous questions here, but they did not alter the behavior. I would like the behavior to return to simply performing the search within the same window (I can always scroll back to get the original page). Can anyone help?

Ever since I installed Firefox 123.0, when I execute a search on Yahoo.com, Firefox automatically opens up a new window or tab (depending upon how you have it set up in settings) when it didn't before. When I try this with Firefox using Google.com to search, it does NOT open up a new window/tab. But when I try it with Yahoo.com when using Google Chrome, it does NOT open up a new tab. So it would appear that the behavior is being caused by something in Firefox. I tried making various changes in settings and Firefox about:config that were recommended in previous questions here, but they did not alter the behavior. I would like the behavior to return to simply performing the search within the same window (I can always scroll back to get the original page). Can anyone help?

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Performing a Yahoo search opens results in the same tab for me, clicking a search result opens it in a new tab on Firefox and Chrome.

Try clearing site cookies and disabling Tracking Protection for the site.

Does it still happen in Troubleshoot Mode?

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Thank you for responding. Not sure that I would want to clear my cookies. Still happens when I disable Tracking Protection and still happens in Troubleshooting Mode.

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You can clear cookies for the current site (Yahoo) without affecting other sites.

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I am aware of that, but I don't want to lose the cookies for Yahoo.com. Not to mention that I've had numerous occasions when I was instructed to clear my cookies to attempt to resolve an issue and it didn't help. I appreciate the suggestion, though.

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Do you mean that on your Yahoo results page, individual results open in a new window/tab? That should be governed by your setting on: https://search.yahoo.com/preferences/preferences

Someone reported that if Yahoo is set as the home page, running a search on the home page opened a new tab for the results page. There doesn't seem to be a setting for that, as far as I know.

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Thank you for responding.

It is the latter of the two issues you described. Running a search opens a new tab or window for the results page. Not sure I understand why this behavior started with this release of Firefox, but I guess I'll have to get used to it. Thanks again.

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Does it still happen in Developer Edition? Make sure you stay signed out of your sync account when testing.

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No it does not happen with Developer's Edition.

I will think about clearing cookies. It shouldn't be necessary. But then I lose functionality until I reestablish those cookies through usage.

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Clearing the cookies resolved the issue.

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I spoke too soon. It's happening again now.

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Did you sign into Yahoo after clearing cookies? Try clearing cookies and staying signed out.

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