#74 Show TeX source opens tab not popup


A user reports that Show Source with the format set to TeX opens a new tab, not a popup window using Firefox 3.6.8 (Linux x86_64). I couldn't repro this on Windows. The tests were conducted on the mathjax.org TeX samples page.


  • Davide P. Cervone

    This is something that is controlled by the browser, not MathJax. There are Firefox plugins that allow users to force pop-ups into tabs, for example, and there are configuration settings that do the same.

    Have the user enter "about:config" in the URL and then "browser.link.open_newwindow" in the serach box. He or she should see two entries, one for browser.link.open-newwindow and one for browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction. These should have the values 3 and 2 respectively by default. If the second is not 2, then that could be the source of the problem.


  • Davide P. Cervone

    • status: open --> open-works-for-me

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