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Everytime I open a new window to browse, in this new window I would right click to open link in new tab but the new tab always shows up in the other window.

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I would click a link which opens a new window. Then in this new window, I would right click to open link in new tab. The new tab does not show up in this new window. It instead shows up in the original browser window. How can I make the new tab show up in the same window?

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Firefox did have a behavior where some new windows -- those considered to be dialogs -- could not have new tabs, so new tabs were diverted to the window from which the dialog was opened.

According to the bug tracking system, a fix is in the works:

644729 – Popup window with all toolbars visible causes new tabs to open in another browser window referencing 485237 – Need to treat popups consistently.

That second ones says Target Milestone: Firefox 12, so the fix probably didn't make it into Firefox 11.

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That first bug says there is an add-on to work around this -- it enables the middle mouse button to open links in a dialog window: Bug 586234 Unfixer :: Add-ons for Firefox. I haven't tried it myself.

Old forum thread cross-reference: When I open a new tab it opens in the wrong window | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

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Firefox did have a behavior where some new windows -- those considered to be dialogs -- could not have new tabs, so new tabs were diverted to the window from which the dialog was opened.

According to the bug tracking system, a fix is in the works:

644729 – Popup window with all toolbars visible causes new tabs to open in another browser window referencing 485237 – Need to treat popups consistently.

That second ones says Target Milestone: Firefox 12, so the fix probably didn't make it into Firefox 11.

WORKAROUNDS

That first bug says there is an add-on to work around this -- it enables the middle mouse button to open links in a dialog window: Bug 586234 Unfixer :: Add-ons for Firefox. I haven't tried it myself.

Old forum thread cross-reference: When I open a new tab it opens in the wrong window | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

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The add-on worked. Thanks a lot!