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Force JavaScript link to open in new window or new tab

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I want to be able to open any links I choose in new tabs/windows, either with MMB or context menu. Many sites use JavaScript to thwart this - only allowing the link to open in the same tab. aboutconfig settings make no difference for these sites. Disabling JavaScript also fails as inevitably the offending website then won’t work at all. I have not been able to find an add-on which achieves my aim either.

It’s particularly annoying when there are a large number of links and I want to open all of them in new tabs. The only way I have found is to copy the URL of the offending page into a number of new tabs and then click the links in each tab.

Also see Bug 55696

I want to be able to open any links I choose in new tabs/windows, either with MMB or context menu. Many sites use JavaScript to thwart this - only allowing the link to open in the same tab. aboutconfig settings make no difference for these sites. Disabling JavaScript also fails as inevitably the offending website then won’t work at all. I have not been able to find an add-on which achieves my aim either. It’s particularly annoying when there are a large number of links and I want to open all of them in new tabs. The only way I have found is to copy the URL of the offending page into a number of new tabs and then click the links in each tab. Also see Bug 55696

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You can drag and drop links into the tab bar between tabs to create new tabs, this also works with multiple selected links.

If the website won't let you open the context menu, you can override it by holding down the Shift key while right-clicking.

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Neither of those work I'm afraid. These are not normal links - they are created by JavaScript. The context menu works, but there’s no “open in new window” as it’s not an html link. Similarly there’s nothing to drag and drop. What I want is a means of interpreting the JavaScript as an html link. It’s a know problem - see Bug 55696

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Does it help to set the following preference in about:config to 0? browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1400907#answer-1556750 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1365765#answer-1477990

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Sadly not. It's already set to zero. It seems that about:config settings only affect the html - not artificial JavaScript abominations.