I’ve used Firefox for years mostly for the tabs. However, Firefox 2 removed the ability to “force new windows to open in tabs” and lately my number of “required” extensions have built up to the point that opening a new window takes 5-10 seconds. Which makes the occasional link that forces a new window very irritating.
To force all new windows into tabs type about:config in your url bar and set the following properties:
- ‘browser.link.open_external’ should be 3
- ‘browser.link.open_newwindow’ should be 3
- ‘browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction’ should be 0