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Firefox will not close tabs (with "x" or keyboard shortcut)

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I cannot close tabs. They open and function properly, except when it comes to closing the tab. This is regardless of whether I use the "x" to try to close out or the keyboard shortcut. It is happening both at home (Mac Snow Leopard) and work (Windows - not sure what year). I'm on the latest version of Firefox (3.6.8) for both.

This happened

A few times a week

== Several days ago

I cannot close tabs. They open and function properly, except when it comes to closing the tab. This is regardless of whether I use the "x" to try to close out or the keyboard shortcut. It is happening both at home (Mac Snow Leopard) and work (Windows - not sure what year). I'm on the latest version of Firefox (3.6.8) for both. == This happened == A few times a week == Several days ago

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • npmnqmp 071505000006
  • iPhoto6
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • 3.0.40818.0
  • Version 1.3.1.9639
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.43.2
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

More Information

I cannot close tabs. They open and function properly, except when it comes to closing the tab. This is regardless of whether I use the "x" to try to close out or the keyboard shortcut. It is happening both at home (Mac Snow Leopard) and work (Windows - not sure what year). I'm on the latest version of Firefox (3.6.8) for both.

AliceWyman
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222 solutions 2445 answers
Start here: [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]]
dacwho 0 solutions 1 answers

Try disabling the AddThis extension. It worked for me, tabs closed immediately.

Try disabling the AddThis extension. It worked for me, tabs closed immediately.