Web design & hosting forum: How to avoid a new tab in Firefox

by: MarkFlax March 20, 2008 2:41 AM PDT

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How to avoid a new tab in Firefox

by MarkFlax Moderator - 3/20/08 2:41 AM

Hi all. I've just come across a problem coding HTML in Firefox and I'm not sure how to get round it.

This is for my own web site, not published on the wen anywhere, just on my own computer. I use frames a lot and I have an <a href></a> anchor that I want to open a new window, and not just a new tab.

The html code I have used before is;
{a href="http://forums.cnet.com/7716-5-0.html" target="_blank"}New posts{/a}
{I had to use curly brackets for this forum as the filter took out the half diamond brackets and the url}.
This is to open a new window for Forum real-time activity.

The "_blank" attribute opens in a new tab. The "_top" attribute blanks out the existing page and opens in that page. How can I force a new window instead of using the existing window? It opens a new window in IE7 but I generally use Firefox.

I prefer a new window because I have two monitors and I drag the new window over to the 2nd monitor. I know I can right click the link and select "New window", but I was hoping to automate it.

Many thanks for any help.

Mark

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