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Is it possible to have the external links - which currently open a new browser window - open a new browser tab. I just prefer tabs. Don't know if it ...
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    browser windows and tabs


    Is it possible to have the external links - which currently open a new browser window - open a new browser tab. I just prefer tabs. Don't know if it can be done. I will have a search and reply to myself if I find anything.
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    I believe you can set that up in most browsers. I use firefox and tend just to right-click open-in-new-tab meself.
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    If you have a three button mouse and you use mozilla then middle clicking the link opens in a tab

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    all good answers

    Both fair answers. Can't find the preference in mozilla 1.4.1 but maybe I'm just daft.

    I just liked the idea of being able to open in tabs instead of new windows. keeps things neat.

    did some searching - found lots of people asking the same question but no answers as to how it can be done.
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    In firebird click tools->options->advanced and click open links in the background.

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    kpzani it is the default setting. MIDDLE CLICK the links to open in a new tab.

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    wheel

    I got a wheel - no middle button.

    But the point is not about how I can do it as a user. more about design principles. I liked the idea of having the new windows opening in tabs. It's not important. just something I fancied.
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    The wheel is also the middle button.. press down on it!

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    What do you mean be external links?

    In epiphany just hit the middle button (wheel) and the link will open in a tab.

    You can set mozilla to do this uder preferences and tabbed browsing.

    As for links in an email in eveolution for example I know that this will open a new epiphany windoe, as for mozilla something tells me that it does't quite work the same - not at my box to try now.

    By the way, even link which are set to open a new windoe will open in a tab if clicked with the middle button.
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    Is this going to be moved to the correct section not sure what its doing in site comments??

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