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Why does FF open a new window every time I try to open a new tab?

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I have tried to change this in preferences but it won't work.

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I would suggest doing the half and half method. Disable half the add-ons and then try opening a new tab and see if it opens a new window. If it does, disable the other half in little groups until you can nail down which add on is causing the problem.

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Just to confirm, have you made sure that "Open new windows in a new tab instead" located in Firefox>Options>Tabs has a checkmark beside it? If it does, I would try running Firefox in Safe Mode to see if an Add-on is potentially causing this problem.


To run Firefox in Safe Mode:

  • Firefox>Help>Restart with Add-ons disabled>Restart


Refer to this article for more information about Safe Mode:

Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode

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Yes, "Open new windows in a new tab instead" located in Firefox>Options>Tabs has a checkmark beside it"

The tabs worked correctly in safe mode.

How can I check to see which add on is causing my problem?

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I would suggest doing the half and half method. Disable half the add-ons and then try opening a new tab and see if it opens a new window. If it does, disable the other half in little groups until you can nail down which add on is causing the problem.