How do I stop a new tab from opening when I click a link?

Whenever I click a link, it opens in a new tab. This just started almost a week ago, but I didn't change any settings or click anything--it just started doing it by itself. It is extremely irritating, because it just increases the number of tabs I have.

Okay, so I tried that, but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

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