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Whenever I click on file in Finder to be opened in Firefox, it opens it in new Firefox window instead of new tab in existing Firefox window. Can this behaviour be changed? Mac OS X 10.5.8, Firefox 3.5.3.

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This likely has nothing to do with the Finder. Firefox decides how it handles new requests … – Nerdling Oct 27 '09 at 22:15
I played around with anything I found in about:config, but no luck (also using Firefox 3.5.3). So I'd think either you just can't change this, or it's bug in Firefox 3.5 like Nerdling suspected. – Jonik Oct 27 '09 at 22:26

Firefox Preferences » Tabs » Open new windows in a new tab instead

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Well, I have option "Open new windows in a new tab instead" checked — is this it? Anyway, it doesn’t do any difference. – niksy Oct 27 '09 at 21:55
Yep, like niksy said, that doesn't seem to affect opening files from Finder. Considering that, this answer seems overrated... – Jonik Oct 27 '09 at 22:09
It causes new tabs for me: 10.6.1, 3.0.8. This would have to be a bug in Firefox, check their bugzilla? – Nerdling Oct 27 '09 at 22:13

Even with that option checked, if you do not already have a window open, firefox will open a new window for each file you open. However, if you already have a window open, firefox will open a new tab for each file you open.

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try the tab mix plus extension. I believe it lets you choose what to do with links opened from other apps.

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