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Clicking a link opens a smaller window, not a maximized window, how can I fix this?

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When I click links that open in a new window, that new window is not maximized, like the browser window that I used to click the link. How can I fix this?

I prefer using new windows instead of new tabs, and I have been doing this forever. I had turned OFF the automatic updates for Firefox, but this newest update was installed anyway. If there is no setting to open all new links in windows the same size as the main window, is there an option to revert this update?

When I click links that open in a new window, that new window is not maximized, like the browser window that I used to click the link. How can I fix this? I prefer using new windows instead of new tabs, and I have been doing this forever. I had turned OFF the automatic updates for Firefox, but this newest update was installed anyway. If there is no setting to open all new links in windows the same size as the main window, is there an option to revert this update?

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Hi Mumps, There is a feature in Firefox that forces window.open() to open in a new window.

browser. block. target_new_window Reference (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries)

Same window size should be default. It should open the window of the same size. Try to reset firefox if this is not happening. (about:support page > Reset)

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