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Why am I unable to open multiple tabs in the browser? It all of a sudden refused to let me open more than one at a time.

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While on the internet, I tried to open two tabs, but it won't open any more for me. I tried right clicking and opening that way, but it won't let me. I removed Mozilla Firefox from my computer and re-downloaded it, but it still won't let me open more than one tab. It's happened to two of my computers now, and nothing works for either one except opening in safe mode every time.

While on the internet, I tried to open two tabs, but it won't open any more for me. I tried right clicking and opening that way, but it won't let me. I removed Mozilla Firefox from my computer and re-downloaded it, but it still won't let me open more than one tab. It's happened to two of my computers now, and nothing works for either one except opening in safe mode every time.

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

A few weeks ago on my laptop, but just today on my desktop.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

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If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")
Start Firefox in [[Safe Mode]] to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). * Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window. See: * [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]] If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears. * Use "Disable all add-ons" on the [[Safe mode]] start window to disable all extensions. * Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")