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Suppress new windows

From MozillaZine Knowledge Base

If you want to make full use of tabbed browsing then you know how annoying it is when a new window opens after clicking on a target="_blank" link. You can avoid this as follows:

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Mozilla Suite

  1. Go to about:config (through your Location Bar)
  2. Put browser.block into the filter box
  3. Now right-click on browser.block.target_new_windowand choose "modify".
  4. Change the value to true, restart Mozilla Suite and you are done. [1]

SeaMonkey

  1. Go to about:config (through your Location Bar)
  2. Put window into the filter box
  3. Now right-click on browser.tabs.opentabfor.windowopenand choose "Toggle" to change the value to true
  4. You may also set browser.link.open newwindow and browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction if desired
  5. After you modify the settings, restart SeaMonkey and you are done

Firefox

Use the settings under “Tools → Options → Tabs → Force links that open new windows to open in”.

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