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Links in other applications opening in new windows now instead of tabs randomly

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Randomly today after booting up my PC and opening firefox links I receive from other people on like AIM or Steam chat open a whole new window where as before they would just open a new tab. It's veryyyy annoying and I have the option "Open new windows in a new tab instead" on. I'm using aurora build by the way, if that matters.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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Application

  • Firefox 20.0a2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20130122 Firefox/20.0
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Javascript

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Graphics

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  • numTotalWindows: 1
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Modified Preferences

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  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.autostart: True
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130122042017
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  • privacy.cpd.cookies: False
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  • privacy.cpd.siteSettings: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
cor-el
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Try to set the browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external pref to 3

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Question owner

Hey cor-el, thanks for the tip. I changed it from -1 to 3 but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Thank you for your time.

cor-el
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Try to ask in the daily thread or create a new thread on the MozillaZine Builds forum, maybe someone there knows an answer.

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