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Using Firefox 3.6.8, if I have two or more windows open and I click a link with target="_blank", it always opens the link in a new tab in the first window.
How can I make it so these links always open in a new tab in the window they were launched from?

I have tried the "Tab Mix Plus" addon, and couldn't find a way to do it with that.

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This is a prime example why links with target="_blank" suck. I'm glad this part of HTML is depreciated. Users should always have control over where pages open. – ghoppe Aug 10 '10 at 1:53
And how to have Firefox open these links normally ? – Nicolas Barbulesco Aug 31 '13 at 18:35

Surf to about:config set to 3

This should be the default. No idea why your setting was different. Perhaps you have a plugin that is messing with the behaviour?

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That is exactly what mine is set to, and it doesn't do what I want. Links with target="_blank" are always opening a tab in the first browser window, not necessarily the window the link was launched from. – Scott Leis Aug 10 '10 at 2:50
  • Bring up the Options Dialog box.

  • Select the tab screen.

  • Make sure open new windows in a new tab instead is selected and click ok.

You might also want to look at the setting

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I have the option set to open windows in a new tab. I've tried the three documented values for in about:config; none of them produce the desired effect. – Scott Leis Aug 11 '10 at 1:41

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