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Cannot Open New Tab by Clicking a Link in a Webpage

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Another "feature" caused by an untested release of Mozilla's daily "Updates....

WinVista, FF15.0.1

When I right-click a link in a webpage and select "open in new tab", the new tab appears with the link name in it but I have to select that tab to see its website. Didn't have to do that in previous versions of FF.

Oh, yes, I UNCHECKED the "Don't open new tabs until selected".

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I solved my problem when I accidentally double-clicked that parm and thus toggled it to FALSE.

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Check this setting in the about:config window:

  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground - set to false if it is not already false.
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Yes, that parm was set to True:

browser.tabs.loadInBackground;true

Where does that file live?

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You can check for problems with the preferences and if necessary rename or delete the prefs.js file and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs.

Such settings can also have been changed by an extension.


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Set that setting to false because you do not want the tab in the background; you want it in the foreground.

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Yes, but what is the name of the file I need to edit??

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Chosen Solution

I solved my problem when I accidentally double-clicked that parm and thus toggled it to FALSE.