open windows in new tabs (Firefox)

Matt Morgan minxmertzmomo at
Wed Sep 19 01:24:24 UTC 2007

On 9/18/07, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 09/18/2007 04:37 PM, Matt Morgan wrote:
> > Since switching to Ubuntu (from Fedora), I've found that Firefox is a
> > lot more likely not to follow my instruction to "Open Windows in new
> > Tabs." I get a lot of new windows opening.
> >
> > I pretty much never want a new window to open. I want things in tabs.
> > How can I make that happen?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> >
> Yes. Edit|Preferences|Tabs|New Pages..| check "New Tab"
> Then; "when I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately"
> Then again it depends upon which version of FF you are running, but the
> concept is the same.

I think "Switch to it immediately" does not govern whether the link
opens in a tab, but rather whether that new tab loads in the
background or not. I prefer not to switch to the new tab immediately,
but rather for it to load in the background.

The problem I am having is that, even though I have selected

Edit|Preferences|Tabs|New Pages..| check "New Tab"

new pages open in new windows, sometimes.

This is FF, installed & updated via apt-get.

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