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FireFox lets you control whether links open in a new window

Recently I've been getting really annoyed with links that op in a new window without me saying so. A link should open in the current window unless I say so.
Fortunately Mozilla FireFox 1.5 lets you get back in control.

Select the following options from the menu: Tools > Options > Tabs

Force links that open new windows to open in:

  • the same tab/window as the link
  • a new tab

I've selected the option the same tab/window as the link, which is what you expect from normal links. You can still open links in a new tab using the third mouse button or clicking with the scroll wheel.

Note: This only works for some links. For the more technical readers, links using target="_blank" are corrected, JavaScript links continue to be opened in a new window.