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The cursor won't focus when I open a new tab

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I've read through multiple threads on this in attempt to not waste people's time with a silly question. After trying the myriad of ideas, the problem persists. When I open a new tab whether with about:newtab or about:blank, the cursor does not focus anywhere. It doesn't matter if I use cntrl t or the "+". I'd like to get it to focus in the address bar by the end of things.

Here is what I've tried:

I've changed the the about:newtab to about:blank. This didn't work.

I disabled all extensions - which is to say the Classic Theme Add-On which is the only one I have. That didn't work.

I started in Safe Mode, that didn't work.

I've reset Firefox. That didn't work.

I've reinstalled Firefox, that didn't work.

I'm concerned that I'll have to get lucky like https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/972359 and wake up to the problem resolving itself. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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On the first window, it works fine. On a new tab, it stops? Have you tried to open another window as a test? New tab on new window?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences#advanced<Enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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First, when I first start a Firefox session, everything is fine. It's only after opening additional tabs that the cursor has no focus. This occurs with multiple windows open or only one window.

I tried turning off Use Hardware Acceleration - no change.

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Is this with the about:newtab page, or all pages?

Did it still happen with Firefox in safe mode?

Start your Computer in safe mode. Then start Firefox. Try Safe web sites.

Starting The Computer In Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia