My default browser is Firefox. However, if Google Chrome is open and I click any link outside that browser (in a PDF or Telegram, for example), the default behavior is to open Firefox to access the link I've just clicked.

Is it possible to open a new browser only if no one is already open, using the already open browser instead of the default when available?

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    related (unanswered) question askubuntu.com/questions/1307357/…
    – 24601
    Mar 15, 2021 at 15:30
  • I don't think it's related… The linked question is about opening the browser directly, while I want to open links with the open browser, instead of the default one. Mar 15, 2021 at 17:23
  • Same meat, different gravy. They are closely related enough to link. I was not using the link to answer your question nor was I denigrating your question but merely supporting it.
    – 24601
    Mar 15, 2021 at 18:42

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If you click on any link, it will open in the new tab of the default browser. There is no other solution. You can only copy the link, and paste in the desired browser tab.

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