Thursday, October 05, 2006

_blank must die

It's always the little things in life.

I visit a web site frequently (for my work) where every link you click opens a new browser window. By the end of my visit there I usually have 4 or 5 windows open. Annoying? You bet, especially when you've become accustomed to the ease and simplicity of tabbed browsing in Firefox (or even Safari!). Sure I can right click > open in new tab but it should be unneccessary.

I recently discovered a Firefox extension that will force the page to open in the same window and it's made me very happy. It's a two step process - first download and install Greasemonkey, then install "_blank must die". (Both of these downloads are extremely easy.) No more needless windows opening. (It's actually not the opening of the windows that I object to but the fact that I then have to go back and close them all - one by one.)

BTW - if you still aren't using Firefox there must be a really good reason.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not sure how the greasemonkey extension works with this, but I tried another one a while back. I had to disable it though, because there are some sites that you want new windows to be created. Like in a web app that uses it for popup windows.

Oh yeah... and most people are just lazy.

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