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I have set the tab option to "Open new windows in a new tab instead" but some sites like bizrate.com still open a new window.

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I have set the tab option to "Open new windows in a new tab instead" but some sites like bizrate.com still open a new window.

I have set the tab option to "Open new windows in a new tab instead" but some sites like bizrate.com still open a new window.

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Yes, 3 is not a valid value of the browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction pref.
You should set the pref to 0 (zero) instead as you can see in the knowledge base article.

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cor-el
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That may be JavaScript pop-up windows that specify window dimensions. See: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.link.open_newwindow *http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction

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Hi cor-el. I had looked at those links previously (from someone else's question) but they didn't seem to help. I had tried setting browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction to a value of 3, which as far as I could understand was the setting which would divert all new windows to tabs in the current window, but bizrate.com was still opening a new window. Is that the wrong value?

Hi cor-el. I had looked at those links previously (from someone else's question) but they didn't seem to help. I had tried setting browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction to a value of 3, which as far as I could understand was the setting which would divert all new windows to tabs in the current window, but bizrate.com was still opening a new window. Is that the wrong value?
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Yes, 3 is not a valid value of the browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction pref.
You should set the pref to 0 (zero) instead as you can see in the knowledge base article.

Yes, 3 is not a valid value of the browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction pref.<br /> You should set the pref to 0 (zero) instead as you can see in the knowledge base article. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction

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Thanks, Corel, that seems to have fixed it. I did read that article but could not understand it as I am not a tech person and most of these things are beyond me.

Thanks, Corel, that seems to have fixed it. I did read that article but could not understand it as I am not a tech person and most of these things are beyond me.
cor-el
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You're welcome

You're welcome