firefox won't open links in a new window

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by UnitedRed, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. UnitedRed macrumors member

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    for some reason everything just gets opened in a new tab, yesterday it worked fine until last night it changed.

    I've got the option to open in a new window clicked but I can't seem to fix this.
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    Would uninstalling firefox then a reinstall lose my bookmarks?
     
  2. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

    Mr Skills

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    Have you tried a restart? If you're using a Might Mouse, could you accidentally be clicking with the right/middle button? Just a thought.
     
  3. j26 macrumors 65832

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    If you need to reinstall firefox, just save your bookmarks.html file to another location, and then you can reimport them after the reinstall.
     
  4. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah I tried the restart and still the same.
    just using a normal mouse too

    I'll save the bookmarks like you said though incase I do have to reinstall
     
  5. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    to save the bookmarks is it just open the bookmarks manager, then file>export?
     
  6. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Yes, just save it somewhere you can remember where it is.
     
  7. tempques macrumors member

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    Try this before you reinstall:

    Open firefox, and type about:config in the location bar (address bar) and hit return.

    Filter the list using the word "window" and find the entry called browser.link.open_newwindow. Set this entry to the value 2.

    Test it out and see if it works. :)
     
  8. UnitedRed thread starter macrumors member

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    tempques I could kiss you :)
    It seems to have worked, thanks
     

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