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Good afternoon experts!

Problem
I collect comics and have a LOT of them! In my database program (Collectorz) I have a link section that will take me to a particular page on a price guide website (or any site for that matter) and display the current information relating to that comic.
However, the site requires a login and password (which has been covered before, I know) before accessing the page I wish to view.

Question
Is there a way to click these links and have it check if I'm already logged into the guide site and act appropriatly? ie. log me in if it's my 1st visit to the site then go to the information or go straight to the information if I'm already logged in? Then, with each subsequent click of a different comic open the new page in the same tab rather than a new tab each time.

That sounds a little long winded but I'm guessing you'll get the idea!!
Up until now I've just opened the site manually and then left the browser open to do this but it opens a new tab for each click which whilst not being a problem as such does mean I end up with screen loads of tabs!! I usually use Firefox but will happily use any other browser if it solves this for me!!

Many thanks in advance,

Phil
Phil NaylorAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
It may just be how that site is working and you do not have control.  The links may be forcing a new tab.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
>  have it check if I'm already logged into the guide site and act appropriatly?
The site should already be doing that. If it is not, then you would want to contact collectorz.com.
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Phil NaylorAuthor Commented:
You are correct, now that I think about it a bit more I see that particular point is moot...but how do I get the clicks to open in the same tab rather than a new one each time?
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Phil NaylorAuthor Commented:
Many thanks Scott, I truely appreciate your time and help.
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