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I want to fine tune which links open certain ways but cannot figure it out.

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu ShiraRead

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Ok here is the deal... I have played with all the option in the about:config settings but I cannot get FF to treat links like it does on my other computers.

The settings I am trying to achieve:

Search engine links to open in current tab Forum links to open in new tab External links from facebook to open in new tab

Pretty much if I am navigating within a single webpage I would like the links to open in the current tab. If I am going to be linked externally I want them to open in a new tab. I can only manage to get FF to either open all links in the current tab or in new tabs or windows. I cannot get certain ones to open certain times... My about:config settings for browser.link* are all set the same as my other computers which treat links the way I prefer.

Firefox 36.0

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Do you have the same plugins in all your computers? Also, try copying the profile from the computer with the right behavour. It's very easy: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

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ShiraRead, yes the add-ons are the same for all machines. I attempted to copy the profile from the laptop to the desktop and I am still having the same issue. The only thing I have not done at this point is reinstall FF. I don't think that should be necessary, there has to be something that is influencing the way FF is making linking decisions. Thank you for the reply, I will debug this sooner or later, just thought maybe someone had seen this before.

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That's very strange... If nothing else works try the Tab Mix Plus extension. It allows to change the bahaviour for many types of links.