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#1 2020-11-02 02:48:32

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 221

Firefox opens tabs too easily

If I have a number of tabs open in firefox as often as not clicking on a tab opens that page in a new instance of the browser.

I understand that by clicking AND dragging a tab the action is to open in a new window ... but, I'm pretty sure that I'm not dragging. Well, I think I'm sure.

The unwanted action doesn't seem to happen in KDE or Mate. Is there a mouse setting in XFCE I should be looking at? In my Mouse & Pointer dialogue I have:

    Drag & Drop threshold set to 8, Double click  400ms and Distance 7px.

Thanks.

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#2 2020-11-02 03:30:12

MrEen
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Registered: 2019-04-19
Posts: 244

Re: Firefox opens tabs too easily

Hi Mellowbob,

I've seen this myself in Firefox (in the past) and now occasionally in Brave.

For Firefox, I used this extension to stop it from happening: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … src=search

Hope that helps.

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#3 2020-11-02 17:40:23

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 221

Re: Firefox opens tabs too easily

Thanks for the link. Seems to be working .. and the little hiccup is a nice (I guess) signal that I did something wrong. I wonder if there is a firefox chrome setting to disable this?

Okay, found it. in about:config there is an option browser.tabs.allowTabDetach which can be toggled. You can still move the tab to a new window via tab-click <move><to-new-window>. Perfect!

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