Thursday, November 11, 2004

Firefox tweak

By now, everyone reading this knows that Firefox 1.0 has been released. Firefox is, of course, the best web browser currently available. Let's reflect. First it was Netscape. At the version 3 point, IE was preferred. I stuck with IE through 6. And now Firefox my preferred browser. The reasons are countless and frankly I don't care to list them all here. What I do know is that when I'm forced to use IE, web browsing is a much different, much less pleasant experience. Of course, a good deal of that is the result of Adblock. But I've gotten off topic.

My tweak: If you go to about:config, you can set browser.block.target_new_window to true, which prevents web sites from opening new windows. If I want a new window (or tab), I'll do it myself, thank you very much. But after upgrading, it stopped working! A little messing around found the answer: set to 1. I'm not sure what that means, or what other values of it do, but it works. So if you're struggling with this issue, give this a shot.

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