I've about:config and set everything according to this article:
But while, say, on Google search page; click on a link and it STILL does not open the new item in a New tab. Click within the Google search page, and it opens the link on that same tab. Why? I just told it specifically NOT to do that! (about:config)
I know about Ctrl+click, but how to get Firefox to ALWAYS open a new tab, dare I say, like Vivaldi. I never have to worry in Vivaldi. It always opens a new tab, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Always. That's what I want. Am I missing some special Firefox-voodoo incantation?😂
Thank you for listening to me; and I thank you for hearing me today! 🙂
Hi Nemo, Firefox currently has a limited feature: if the website coded a link to open in a new window, Firefox can divert it to a new tab instead. Firefox does not have a feature to direct ALL links to a new tab.
There is an add-on for that with nearly 10,000 users, which tells you this is a popular feature: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/open-link-with-new-tab/
By the way, Google, Bing, and many other search sites have a setting to code the links to open in a new window/tab. They know many users prefer that when searching. This setting is saved in a cookie, so if you clear cookies regularly, you'll need to reselect that option the next time.
I agree. I hate it when Firefox continually opens new tabs instead of just replacing the current tab. Click on a link or picture, and another new tab comes up. I did not always do this. In fact, it has started recently and it is very annoying.
I am probably one of the rare few who need Firefox to open a new url in a new page. Until recently, I was able to do this in about:config; with this (latest) version no matter what I do in about:config I CANNOT get Firefox to open in a new page. I have been using Firefox for over ten years but this is becoming an issue every day. The logic to browser.link.open_newpage appears to be completely ineffective and yes I have cleared the cache, re-installed, etc. Please fix this SOON; by the number of posts I would suspect a lot of users will be looking elsewhere. Thank you.
We can open a link in a new tab directly, by pressing Ctrl when clicking.
Haven't used Firefox in a while but I seem to remember that opening a link in a new tab was never a problem. This is an easy fix - where is the settings option for this? I don't want to search and then click on a link and discover it is not what I want and then I have to scroll backwards to get back to the original search list. (I am accustomed to just x-ing the page with the link I didn't want. I will have to break that habit.) I should be able to click on a link in the search list and have it open in a new tab. As I said - easy. I came here to Firefox/Duck because Edge/Bing have decided to fix things that aren't broken. I didn't realize that F/D had already done that. (I will accept any annoyance on the planet before I use Chrome/Google.) And - thanks to the person who provided the control key trick - that is very helpful and is probably the only viable option. I just have to get in the habit of doing that when I click on a link. 😉