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How do I fix the fact that "Left clicking an embedded link no longer works"?

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I always used FireFox. After the update, I have the following problem: I used to be able to open an embedded link on a webpage by left clicking it and that link would open in a new tab. Now left clicking the embedded link causes a new tab to momentarily open showing the correct web address but immediately close and return the cursor over the embedded link. If I can’t figure out what the embedded link is, I have no way off manually typing in the web address and therefore no way of getting to that website. How do I fix my problem?

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example so others can see how the problem happens and to fix it.

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Here is one example:


From the forum that I belong to and can write to: Model Train Forum and the specific thread:

Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > Model Train Workshop > My Layout > Reload this Page Correct me if I'm wrong

This happens on all my forms now.


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Does it make any difference if you right-click > Open Link in New Tab instead of left-clicking??

Do you run any add-ons that block popup windows? Some of them are a little extreme in their zeal to close new windows and tabs...

You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything that seems to target pop-ups? Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove).

Any improvement?

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Firefox should show the link (href attribute) at the bottom of the Firefox window if you hover a link. There is also "Copy Link Location" in the right-click context menu.

Note that some Google services process externals links and check them via Google Safe Browsing before allowing to open the link.

If a new tab opens for a short time then it is likely that some extension in interferinf like posted above.

You can try these steps in case of issues with web pages:

You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies from websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Options/Preferences).

"Remove the Cookies" from websites that cause problems:

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Manage Data

"Clear the Cache":

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content: Clear

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window