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Why won't open in new tab work?

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When I try to open a link in a new tab nothing happens

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Do all three of these fail?

  • right-click > Open Link in New Tab
  • Ctrl+click the link
  • middle-click the link with the mouse wheel (if you have one)

If you have been using Firefox for a while, can you associate this in time with any software change, such as:

  • Firefox update
  • Windows update
  • hardware driver update

Could you test in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.

If Firefox is not running: Hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox.

If Firefox is running: You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

and OK the restart.

Both scenarios: A small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Refresh).

Can you open links in a new tab, or same problem?

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Chosen Solution

Do all three of these fail?

  • right-click > Open Link in New Tab
  • Ctrl+click the link
  • middle-click the link with the mouse wheel (if you have one)

If you have been using Firefox for a while, can you associate this in time with any software change, such as:

  • Firefox update
  • Windows update
  • hardware driver update

Could you test in Firefox's Safe Mode? That's a standard diagnostic tool to deactivate extensions and some advanced features of Firefox. More info: Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode.

If Firefox is not running: Hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox.

If Firefox is running: You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:

  • "3-bar" menu button > "?" button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
  • Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

and OK the restart.

Both scenarios: A small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Refresh).

Can you open links in a new tab, or same problem?

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hello idmitch,

you can esaly do it by a way:

  • Right on the link
  • then click on"open link on new tab"

if ,,it is not held then

  • refresh your firefox browser or update
  • OR update your window

thanks.