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Is it possible to enforce opening a link in the same tab with Firefox?

There are some cases where I don't want an extra tab to be opened.

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I mentioned not always in same tab,but on some key-combiantion – sergionni Mar 20 '11 at 23:02

The simplest way to achieve this is to just drag the link into the address bar at the top of firefox (the long white bar with http;//superuser.com/questions/blah/blah/blah in it). The contents will be replaced by the destination of the link and the link will open in the current page.

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yes, i see, and it's not so convinient as for opening in new tab -j ust click on scroll button – sergionni Mar 21 '11 at 10:13

It may depend on what add-ons you use, but on my set-up the CTRL key with left click on the mouse does what you want.

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it opens new tab in background – sergionni Mar 21 '11 at 10:12
    
Sorry - for me normal left click opens in same tab, CTRL click in new tab, SHIFT click in new window. In google search for example I use CTRL click to open search results in new tabs. I have Tab Mix Plus add-on loaded. – BrianA Mar 21 '11 at 18:55
    
@BrianA Yes, this is the default behaviour in Firefox. CTRL click opens the link in a new tab. But the question was how to open it in the same tab. Normal left click doesn't have a fixed behavior. The web pages define the behavior for each link individually. Usually they are opened in the same tab though. As far as I know there is no way for the user to force a single link to open in the same tab with a simple key+click action, in contrast to forcing it to open in a new tab or window. – Robert Feb 4 '14 at 3:34

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