[dev-addons] Clicking on links in the sidebar opens a new window

Rob Wu rwu at mozilla.com
Sat Aug 3 12:30:45 UTC 2019

Firefox's default behavior is to open links in the most recent window. The
behavior is controlled via the browser.link.open_newwindow preference,
which defaults to 3. When run with web-ext, this is set to 2 though, which
forces links to be opened in new windows.

To get the default behavior, start web-ext like this:
web-ext run --pref=browser.link.open_newwindow=3

--- Rob <https://robwu.nl>

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 10:31 AM Armin Wagner <arminwagner2008 at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Until recently clicking on a link in the sidebar (default_panel) opened
> the page in the active window and tab. Now it opens in a completely new
> window.
> Has the default behaviour been changed? Or did I mess up my setup?
> I’m using web-ext 3.1.1 and FF 68.0.1
> Armin
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