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when i click on a link how can i get it to open in a new tab?


my firefox used to open my links with a new tab but not sure what happened and it stopped doing that. when i google something and i click on a link it just redirects that same tab to the link and i want it to open a new tab. How can i get it to do that again?

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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Make use of the Following Steps.

  • Firefox Menu - Tools > Options > TAB

Make sure the following are checked

  • open new windows in a new tab instead
  • when i open a link in a new tab switch to it immediately
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Does it work if you middle-click the link?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Question owner

i have these selected but it still doesn't work

  • Top 10 Contributor
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Did you tried in safemode?

Question owner

yes i just did it on safe mode and it still happens

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Make use of this Addon

Question owner

Thank you so much, i downloaded the add-on but i had to actually fix the options on the add-on because it was set on level 0 (to do nothing) so i had to set it to level 3. again thank you so much for taking your time to help me with my problem :)