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Clicking Home Button will close my tab and open a new tab

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So, I have my home button set to a site. When I'm browsing and want to go to my site of my home button. I click the home button. Now it closed the current tab I'm on and open a new tab of the site my home button have set to. The problem is now I cannot click back key to go back before the home site. Because the original tab had closed and there is no history of site i went before i hit home. I would have to undo the tab close that the home button did. How do i prevent the home button from opening a new tab and closing my current one? i just want it all in one tab.

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If you middle-click the Home button with the mouse wheel then you should always open a the home page(s) in new tabs.

Just in case an extension might be in the way:

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 -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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Hello OkamiPuppyKT,

If I read your post correctly, you're on a site, want to open your home page (not in the same tab, but in the same window - there's a difference), then when you're done with your home page, you want to close that tab and be back on the tab you were before.

In that case, all you have to do before you click on the Home button, is to press the Ctrl key on your keyboard - your home page will open in a different tab (in the same window).

Unless I misconstrued your post; would you give it a try  ?

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No.

Let's say... I'm on google image for dogs... i click home button. my home button closed my google image for dogs and open a new tab to my home address... i cannot click back button to the google image for dogs cause firefox close the tab and home my home button address. So the only way to go back to google image for dogs is to re open via ctrl+Shift+T

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i want to click my home button in the same tab without closing and reopening the tab...

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McCoy said

In that case, all you have to do before you click on the Home button, is to press the Ctrl key on your keyboard - your home page will open in a different tab (in the same window).

You don't want to press the Ctrl key before clicking on the Home button  ?

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If you middle-click the Home button with the mouse wheel then you should always open a the home page(s) in new tabs.

Just in case an extension might be in the way:

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 -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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Thanks. I was able to find the issue. It was an Extension "Facebook Container". I disabled it and it solved my issue I have. Reading the description. It made sense...also their "known issue" listed as the problem.