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A "Recently closed tab" now replaces an existing open tab?

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In the previous version of FF, it recreated a new tab, but when I just tried it, the closed tab replaced an existing tab in my browser. Both were on the same website, was that why? This was not what I wanted -- I did really want it to reopen the closed tab while leaving the existing one alone.

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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 > Appearance/Themes).

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

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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 > Appearance/Themes).

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

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OK, I reopened in safe mode mode and the problem went away, so that a reopened tab would open in a new tab rather than taking over the current tab.

I turned off half the add-ons and it was still working correctly.

I turned on each of the disabled add-ons and tested after each one. It kept working.

So, presently, I have all of the original add-ons enabled and the problem is still gone.

Very strange, but I am happy. Thanks!