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Windows 7: opening hyperlink should open in new window


05 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 
opening hyperlink should open in new window

In the past, when using the Firefox browser, whenever I opened a hyperlink, it opened in a new window.

This suddenly doesn't work anymore. In both, the Firefox and Google Chrome browser, opening a hyperlink opens in the same window and gets rid of the previous website. And the backup button isn't even enabled to go back to the previous website, which disappeared with the hyperlink.

How can I fix this so that it always opens in a new window? Thanks in advance for any response!

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05 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Simple solution look in the Menu for Options choose Options then Tabs.
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06 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Where exactly in Options can I make the setting that hyperlinks open in a new window?
In Basics, Personal Stuff, or Under the Hood and where exactly?
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07 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

I am patiently waiting for an answer.
Thanks in advance!
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09 Oct 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

ananya0, try this. Click on Help, then Restart with Add-ons disabled. One of the options you will get is Disable all addons, you can choose this to see if an addon is causing the issue. If that is no help, you can repeat that and try the Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults.



A Guy
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09 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, thanks, however both suggestions did not work.

But it helped me realize that I should make another test. I tested internet explorer, and this browser does make a hyperlink open in a new window.

However with both, firefox and google chrome, a hyperlink does not open in a new window. With my google chrome it never worked, and with my firefox it only worked before and does no longer work now.

Please help me solve this problem!

Thanks in advance!
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09 Oct 2011   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can try changing the setting in FF with the about:config options:

Insider Secrets: Firefox hacks - CNET Reviews

I am not familiar with Chrome at all as I only tried it for a few days before uninstalling it.

Which version of FF are you using? A Guy
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09 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks. When I go to this link, which ends up at:
Insider Secrets: Firefox hacks - CNET Reviews,
and search for about:config for Windows 7, I see the two
downloads:
Auto Dial
Change Search Shortcut for Firefox
Which download should I use?

Actually I mostly care for solving the problem of hyperlinks
opening in a new window on Google Chrome.

Can someone help me?
Thanks for reading this.
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09 Oct 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I was not speaking to the downloads, since I can't say personally about either, but rather the manual about:config settings you can make too change behavior as listed in the article.

Quote:
Links from other applications
When a link is sent from another application, such as when you click a URL in an e-mail, what should the browser do? There are three options: open the page in a new window, open the page in a new tab in the front window, or replace the current page in the front window.

The options for this behavior are shown at the top of the Tabbed Browsing panel in the Preferences window. If you ever feel the need to set this preference via About:config, look for browser.link.open_external. Setting this preference to 1 opens the link in the current tab and window, 2 opens it in a new window, and 3 opens it in a new tab in the front window.
A Guy
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09 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Actually, in Firefox I just went to Tools > Options > Tabs and unclicked
"Open new windows in a new tab instead".
Now, in Firefox hyperlinks always open in new windows.

And I actually learned that before, when opening a hyperlink, I did not
lose the previous website, it just made a new tab for the new website.

Ok, thanks, everything is fine with Firefox now.

But how can we solve the problem of opening hyperlinks in a new window
with Google Chrome?
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