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Make links open in oldest window instead of the newest

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  • آخرین پاسخ توسّط Milad

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I normally just use a single firefox window but occassionally when I have multiple monitors I turn one tab (usually youtube) into a new window and put it on my second monitor. The problem is I want all new links to continue open on my original/main window but firefox keeps opening them in the new window. Is there a way to change this behaviour?

I normally just use a single firefox window but occassionally when I have multiple monitors I turn one tab (usually youtube) into a new window and put it on my second monitor. The problem is I want all new links to continue open on my original/main window but firefox keeps opening them in the new window. Is there a way to change this behaviour?

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External links open in the most recently used window for me on Linux.

Does it still happen in a new profile? An easy way to test a new profile is to install Developer Edition and see if it happens there or refresh your existing profile.

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I tried in a new profile and it's the same behaviour.

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I think you're right about "most recently used" window but that only works as long as that window is visible. If I click on external link from a different space (which means my main firefox window is not visible) it opens the link the secondary firefox window.

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It still works for me on Ubuntu if the MRU window is in a different workspace that is not visible. You need to be careful when switching workspaces to not activate a different Firefox window.

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I haven't tested it on my Linux machines but it definitely doesn't work on macOS. I'm not activating a different Firefox window as I switch spaces.