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stop opening links in new tabs

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When ever I click on a link, it always opens a new tab. I do not want this unless I specify it. I have tried changing the settings in tabs, but it continues. It is very annoying when I am trying to do something and continually have to close all the extra tabs I do not want.

I have tried every combination of settings possible and still it opens each and every thing I click on in a new tab. I DO NOT LIKE THIS. How to I stop it?? Nothing in your "help" files says anything useful
When ever I click on a link, it always opens a new tab. I do not want this unless I specify it. I have tried changing the settings in tabs, but it continues. It is very annoying when I am trying to do something and continually have to close all the extra tabs I do not want. I have tried every combination of settings possible and still it opens each and every thing I click on in a new tab. I DO NOT LIKE THIS. How to I stop it?? Nothing in your "help" files says anything useful

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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

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

Rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default value.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)
Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance). *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes Rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default value. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_preferences You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)