09 Dec 2005, 02:28

One less thing to get annoyed with

The 1.5 release of Firefox seems to have changed a really annoying behavior of the previous versions where if it was set as your default browser and you clicked a link in another app (email, instant messenger) it would open in the currently open tab of the browser replacing whatever you had open in it already. With 1.5 it seems to do the civilized thing and open that link in a new tab instead. I don’t know maybe this was possible to do in previous versions with some setting, or maybe it was only on the Windows version, but it certainly bugged the crap out of me. I guess the point of this post is that if you haven’t made Firefox your default browser yet, now there seems to be one less reason not to do so.


Comment by Tobin on 2005-12-13 18:18:31 +0000

Umm, Will, that was right in the options. Has been forever.

I’m disappointed.

Comment by Will on 2005-12-13 21:55:10 +0000

Oh. So it was.

Comment by Will on 2005-12-13 23:16:52 +0000

And I still maintain that Firefox 1.5 fixes the problem of this not being enabled by default, as I think all rational, sane, human beings of any moral character would agree that it should be.