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How to disable Firefox "Open in new window" context menu item

I can't remember how many times I have accidentally clicked on "Open in New Window" when I meant to select "Open in new tab" when using Firefox. Finally irritated me enough to find a solution.

Locate C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\ Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles. There should be two files: userChrome-example.css and userContent-example.css. Copy userChrome-example.css to a new file called userchrome.css and open it in a text editor.

Add the following lines to the end of the file:

/* Never show “Open in New Window” when right clicking */
#context-openlink {display: none !important;}

I also added this block to remove "Open in New Private Window":

/* Never show "Open in New Private Window" when right clicking */
#context-openlinkprivate { display: none !important; }

Now my Firefox context menu shows only "Open Link in New Tab":