I'm sick of the inconsistent behavior of clicking on links in Firefox. I want control of where they open up. If I'm done with a page and want to replace it with the link I am clicking, I left-click. If there are things I want to look at in the future, but I'm not done with this page yet, I'll middle-click. This normally works, but there are exceptions.

  • If the website designer uses target="_blank", my left-click is overridden and the link opens in a new tab/window.
  • If the links are javascript, a middle-click rarely works. I get an (Untitled) tab with some javascript as the URL.
  • etc.

How do I fix these things and get consistent clicking on links?

    This solution should work:

    1. Type in about:config in the address bar and press enter.
    2. Search for browser.link
    3. Set browser.link.open_newwindow to 1 instead of 3.

      I use Tab Mix Plus primarily for its ability to control how things are opened, but it's also got a ton of other features.

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