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Tabs always open when I right click on a link.

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I have deleted all of firefox on my computer and profiles and cleared all of mozillla from my registy. With a clean install and no extensions, I still get a new tab every time I right click on a link. The context menu I wanted to use and select open link in new tab does appear, but the new tab is already opened. I have to click in an open area to remove the menu. I have switched to the brave browser for now, and it behaves exactly like firefox used to.

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I had already tried all the things you mentioned. But, I did finally wonder if it had something to do with my mouse. I have a wireless tecknet mouse. On a hunch, i used my laptop's track pad instead. The problem was not there!!! So, I just got a new Logitech mouse, and it also has not problem. Problem fixed! Strange that it only affected Firefox, so you may want to explore it further if it helps direct others to explore hardware issues.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css 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 Troubleshoot Mode start window

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I had already tried all the things you mentioned. But, I did finally wonder if it had something to do with my mouse. I have a wireless tecknet mouse. On a hunch, i used my laptop's track pad instead. The problem was not there!!! So, I just got a new Logitech mouse, and it also has not problem. Problem fixed! Strange that it only affected Firefox, so you may want to explore it further if it helps direct others to explore hardware issues.

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