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 Wed 21 Jul 2010, 3:11 am

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 If you're experiencing this problem, you will see that the value is set as 3.

3. Right click the 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 Mon 02 Aug 2010, 11:36 am

I have mine set to 3 (default in 3.6.8) & 0--result: all open in tabs in same window.
You can check your prefs here:
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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