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Firefox won't open new tabs


The little plus next to the tabs does nothing when I press it, going to file and new tab won't open a new tab, and neither does using control t. The only way I can get a new tab to open is to click a link or I have to open a whole new window. How do I fix this?

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That can a problem with the Ask.com toolbar (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions)


Intense 0 solutions 1 answers

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Yep, cor-el was right on, I disabled the Ask.com toolbar, restarted firefox, then all New Tab controls worked again as they should... thanks cor-el

Damian1971 0 solutions 1 answers

I disabled the Ask toolbar and I still was unable to use the new tab control. So, I had to uninstall the Ask toolbar from my 'Add / Remove Programs' list in the Control Panel.