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Firefox opens all links in a new window

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I am using Firefox 4.0.1. I have checked the settings on my browser under Tools / Options / Tabs and "open new windows in tabs" is set. However, whenever I click on a link on a website, Firefox opens the link in a new window. This occurs even if I right click on the link and choose the option to open the link in a new tab instead of a new window.

This behavior began just recently. To the best of my knowledge, none of the add-ons have updated recently.

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

In Firefox 4 you can use one of these to start in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode:

  • Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Hold down the Shift key while double clicking the Firefox desktop shortcut (Windows)