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When I hold Ctrl with a link to open, it opens in a new window. Before I upgraded FF these links opend in the same window on a new tab. How do I get that feature back?

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When I hold Ctrl with a link to open, it opens in a new window. Before I upgraded FF these links opend in the same window on a new tab. How do I get that feature back?

I need to open many links and tabs for work, it is very frustrating th have to keep going back and forth through many windows. I was able to simply open new links on my current window in new tabs. How do I set this up in the new version of FF?

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Re: When I hold Ctrl with a link to open, it opens in a new window. Before I upgraded FF these links opend in the same window on a new tab. How do I get that feature back?

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Re: When I hold Ctrl with a link to open, it opens in a new window. Before I upgraded FF these links opend in the same window on a new tab. How do I get that feature back?

I have viewed this and selected "open new window in a new tab instead", and still the links open in new windows.

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Re: When I hold Ctrl with a link to open, it opens in a new window. Before I upgraded FF these links opend in the same window on a new tab. How do I get that feature back?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")