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How do I stop links from opening in new tabs

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Any link I click on opens a new tab. I want them to open in the same tab

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Black Thunder 0 solutions 9 answers

Hello,

You need to check your mouse or mouse settings because if you click on a link with middle mouse it would open a new tab, if you checked your hardware and settings but the problem still the same, go to:

Tools > Options > Tabs > Open links that open in a new window and change the option to new window. If you have the Tab Mix Plus addon installed then Tools > Tab Mix Plus options > Links.


Sincerly,

Black Thunder

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I don't have a middle mouse button

cor-el
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You can set the browser.link.open_newwindow pref to 1 on the about:config page.