Opening links or bookmarks in new tab opens in the same tab (reuses tab instead of new one)




Tabbed Browser
10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: John Panzer, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

I have set my Firefox preference to open links and bookmarks in a new tab when I open them. However, it always opens the link/bookmark in the same tab. I am only able to open bookmarks or links in a new tab if I right-click the bookmark/link and tell it to open it into a new tab via the menu.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install latest Firefox with no previous version.
2.Set preferences to open each link/bookmark in a new tab.
3.Try to open any bookmark/link in a new tab. 
Actual Results:  
Did not open a new tab with the link/bookmark. Firefox ignores the preference and still opens it in the same tab.

Expected Results:  
The software should have opened a new tab with that link/bookmark in it instead.
You could try this: type about:config in your locationbar, press enter and search for the pref , right-click and choose Reset.
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

This is a mass search of unconfirmed bugs that have no activity on them, so if you feel a bug was marked in error, just remove the CLOSEME comment in the whiteboard within the next month.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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