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hate sidebar, how do I get rid of it and revert to opening bookmarks from toolbar

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Hate the sidebar. How do I get rid of sidebar and open pages in a new tab from the bookmark toolbar. I have ticked "open in new tab" in preferences and installed an add on. Neither work. Am I missing something ? is there a way to open bookmarked pages in new tab simply by clicking on it in the bookmark toolbar. If not whats the point of having it there.

Hate the sidebar. How do I get rid of sidebar and open pages in a new tab from the bookmark toolbar. I have ticked "open in new tab" in preferences and installed an add on. Neither work. Am I missing something ? is there a way to open bookmarked pages in new tab simply by clicking on it in the bookmark toolbar. If not whats the point of having it there.

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Middle-click or {Ctrl + Click} on a bookmark should open that bookmark in a new tab.

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Middle-click or {Ctrl + Click} on a bookmark should open that bookmark in a new tab.

Middle-click or {Ctrl + Click} on a bookmark should open that bookmark in a new tab.

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{Ctrl + Click} works, thanks, but I'm lazy and it's still prefer the single click and I'm there. Can I get rid of the side bar for good without having to x out each time ?

{Ctrl + Click} works, thanks, but I'm lazy and it's still prefer the single click and I'm there. Can I get rid of the side bar for good without having to x out each time ?

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Oh dear, it sometimes works and other times not. I get the dropdown with open in new tab option.. it's so cumbersome compared to click and hey presto...

Oh dear, it sometimes works and other times not. I get the dropdown with open in new tab option.. it's so cumbersome compared to click and hey presto...
mlambert710 0 solutions 2 answers

I had the same problem. Couldn't stop the sidebar from loading when launching FF4. Finally just used the tried and true method: uninstalled FF4 and then re-installed it from a fresh download of the setup file (backed up my bookmarks first, of course, which is pretty easy in FF!). (When uninstalling, I checked the box for removing all personal preferences. This was key.)

After the re-install, the problem seems to have cleared up. I've re-imported my bookmarks and now I'm good to go. I may have to re-install a few add-ons, but that's ok since many of them weren't compatible with the new FF version anyway.

(PS: I'm using FF on a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit.]

I had the same problem. Couldn't stop the sidebar from loading when launching FF4. Finally just used the tried and true method: uninstalled FF4 and then re-installed it from a fresh download of the setup file (backed up my bookmarks first, of course, which is pretty easy in FF!). (When uninstalling, I checked the box for removing all personal preferences. This was key.) After the re-install, the problem seems to have cleared up. I've re-imported my bookmarks and now I'm good to go. I may have to re-install a few add-ons, but that's ok since many of them weren't compatible with the new FF version anyway. (PS: I'm using FF on a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit.]