open windows in new tabs (Firefox)

Matt Morgan minxmertzmomo at
Tue Sep 25 20:21:56 UTC 2007

> > > 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?
> >
> > On 9/19/07, David Vincent <dvincent at> wrote:
> > Did you copy over your profile from the Fedora machine?  Sometimes that
> > doesn't work properly, perhaps trying with a fresh Firefox profile?
> >
> > -d
> On 9/19/07, Edgars Šmits <ed.smits at> wrote:
> I've had the same problem a few times when rebuilding my laptop, even
> when I'm using the same profile. My solution is to open Firefox, set
> it to open a new window, apply it and close Firefox, then reopen
> Firefox and set it to tab instead, apply and test. So far that's never
> failed to fix the problem.

This appears to have worked, by the way. I had copied my profile over
from Fedora, as David Vincent predicted.

Thanks to all who helped!


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