Fix: Popups Opening as New Tabs in Firefox

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Fix: Popups Opening as New Tabs in Firefox

Post by Doctor Inferno on 20th July 2010, 4:11 pm



If popup windows in Firefox open in tabs instead of a new window, use this about:config tweak in Firefox to fix the problem.




1. Open Firefox. In the address bar, type in about:config

2. In the filter bar, type in browser.link.open_newwindow. If you're experiencing this problem, you will see that the value is set as 3.

3. Right click the browser.link.open_newwindow line and select Modify. Change the value to 2.



Popups should now open up in windows instead of tabs.


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It may depend on the version of FF you're using?

Post by Pink_Freud on 2nd August 2010, 12:36 am

I have mine set to 3 (default in 3.6.8) & 0--result: all open in tabs in same window.
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You can check your prefs here: https://bug338777.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=222822
I'd be interested to hear why you prefer new windows? This seems to wreak havoc on some websites, forums and especially for online banking, IMHO

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