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Opening links in a new browser

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Cumbria County Council (CCC) does not force web pages to open in new browser windows or tabs unless technical reasons require us to do so, for example, in situations where an external website prevents the browser's 'back' button from working correctly.

If you prefer to open certain pages in new windows or tabs, then you can use the advice on this page to configure your internet browser appropriately. Instructions have been included for the most popular browsers. Please refer to your browser's help options for further advice.


Windows Internet Explorer

Windows Internet Explorer 7 supports tabbed browsing. Version 6 and earlier do not support tabbed browsing but do support multiple windows. 

Ctrl - Click: opens a link in a new tab 

Ctrl - Shift - Click: opens a link in new tab and selects it 

Shift - Click: opens a link in a new window and selects it 

Tab behaviour can be set by selecting "Tools > Internet Options > General > Tabs" 


Mozilla Firefox

Ctrl - Click: opens a link in a new tab 

Shift - Click: opens a link in a new window 

Tab behaviour can be set by selecting "Tools > Options > Tabs" 


Safari

Ctrl - Click: opens a link in a new tab 

Ctrl - Shift - Click: opens a link in a new tab and selects it 

Ctrl - Alt - Click: opens a link in a new window behind the current one 

Ctrl - Alt - Shift - Click: opens a link in a new window and selects it 

Tab settings can be customised by selecting "Edit > Preferences > Tabs" 


Opera

Shift - Click: opens a link in a new window or tab (according to preference) 

Tab settings can be customised by selecting "Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Tabs"