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Old 05-14-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
Irajas
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Firefox - Tabs Problem


I have a small problem with tabs in firefox, they work fine when I use the middle key or scroll wheel on the mouse. But then I single click on a link with the left button do it start a new firefox instead of opening the link in a new tap.

I think that the problem is that when i click on a link do it start a new firefox and to fix this i was thinking about adding a start command that force links to open in tabs, but I don't know the command, or is it a other way to solve it?
 
Old 05-14-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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I think what you mean is that when you left click it opens a new window. To open a link on a new tab try pressing ctrl and while it's pressed left click on the new link.

Also check this out for more firefox shortcuts.

Hope this helps,
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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Alternatively you can also do the following.

Go to Edit > Preferences and then click on the "Tabs" icon. Search for the text that says "New pages should be opened in:" and then click the radio button "a new tab".

This will then open links in a new tab and not a new Firefox window.
I hope that helps.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Alternatively you can also do the following.

Go to Edit > Preferences and then click on the "Tabs" icon. Search for the text that says "New pages should be opened in:" and then click the radio button "a new tab".

This will then open links in a new tab and not a new Firefox window.
I hope that helps.
i have done that problem is that it still open new windows when i left click on links
 
Old 05-14-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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i have done that problem is that it still open new windows when i left click on links
Maybe it's some sort of extension. From a terminal run firefox -safe-mode and then choose to run it in safe mode. Then check the preferences to see if it's set to open in a new tab. Afterwards test it out. If it works, it's probably some sort of extension messing it up.



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Old 05-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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Try this. Type "about:config" in the address bar. Then in the "Filter" field copy and paste the following minus the quotes.

"browser.link.open_external"

Make sure that the value is set to three. Then redo the steps in my previous post. Even if the radio button is set to "a new tab" click it again.
 
  


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