Some web sites choose to open certain links in new windows. However, many users prefer using tabs to multiple browser windows. This preference allows for fine-tuning of browser.link.open_newwindow.
Possible values and their effects
Divert all links according to browser.link.open_newwindow. (Default in Firefox 1.0.x and SeaMonkey 1.0 to 2.1a2)
- All HTML links with
Do not divert any links (browser.link.open_newwindow will have no effect).
Divert all links according to browser.link.open_newwindow, unless the new window specifies how it should be displayed. (Default in Firefox 1.5 and later, in SeaMonkey 2.1a3 and later, and Camino 1.5)
- All links with
window.open()without the "features" parameter (3rd parameter).
This does not include:
window.open()with the "features" parameter (3rd parameter).
First checked in
Has an effect in
- Mozilla Firefox (all versions since 1.0RC1)
- SeaMonkey (all versions)
- Camino (1.1a1 and newer)
- Bug 172962 – Options for where to open URLs from other applications (reuse tab, new tab, new window)
- Bug 266299 – browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction should have a default value of 2l
- Bug 313300 – change default for browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction to “2” (don’t divert window.open w/features)
- Bug 379055 – Pref UI for browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction
- Bug 274143 – Fix "single-window mode" prefs
- Bug 348423 – Camino fails to honor the pref for redirecting window.open links
- Bug 505311 – SeaMonkey should default to tabbed browsing