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Authored by: designr on Jan 25, '05 01:37:08PM

Thanks for the tip. I tried tabKiller. I also tried QuickTabPrefToggle. In both cases, removing the ability to make tabs did not cause Firefox to default to making a new window.

It's not that I don't like tabs, sometimes I do. But, when I come to a page full of links (i.e., Macintouch), a quick command-click pops-up a new window. Then I can scroll-wheel up and down. When I'm done reading, a quick command-W closes the popped-up window and I'm instantly back to where I started. That's a lot easier than using the back-button or using tabs.

Near as I can tell, this functionality is in Firefox on other platforms but not in Firefox for OS X. This is something that may (hopefully) be added in a future version.

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Authored by: trollll on Jan 25, '05 02:19:58PM

you might want to (carefully) poke around in about:config for something to tweak.

or just bypass that altogether and post something in mozillazine's forums. i pretty much stay in single-window mode and use tabs for exactly what you described, so i don't really know much about forcing new windows instead...

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I do the same thing, but with Safari and with tabs...
Authored by: allanBook on Jan 28, '05 11:59:29PM

Well, you could view pages in the same way using tabs.

If I have a page of links and I want to check a link out without losing my place on that page:

* I open the link up in a new tab
* read the new page
* afterwards, I close the tab and I'm right back at the original window (assuming there are no other tabs after the original page)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing your method at all. I am merely putting it out there for other users who may view this page that you can use tabbed browsing and read pages and the links they go to in a different (aka tabbed) way.


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Authored by: David Allen on Jan 29, '05 01:52:19PM


I use my browser almost identically as you to surf. If you have a mousewheel, you have a two or three button mouse. I rightclick and choose open in a new window or tab. Works fine in FF 1.0.


David Austin Allen
Monterrey, NL, MX

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