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"When you create a new tab, the Location bar will be focused so you can just start typing the name or address of the website you want to go to" Um...no it doesn't. IN the "improved" Firefox 5, the focus remains on the previously opened tab...very annoying

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New tabs are not getting focus. Typing an address after opening a tab opens the address in the first tab, not in the tab that was just opened

New tabs are not getting focus. Typing an address after opening a tab opens the address in the first tab, not in the tab that was just opened

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Tools > Options > Tabs: [ ] "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately"


This issue can be caused by an add-on that isn't working properly.

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

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Chosen Solution

Tools > Options > Tabs: [ ] "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately"


This issue can be caused by an add-on that isn't working properly.

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

Tools > Options > Tabs: [ ] "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" ---- This issue can be caused by an add-on that isn't working properly. Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes). * Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window. * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode * https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

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This worked. Now, I have to go through the add-ons one by one to see which one is causing the issue.

It's too bad Firefox didn't spot the incompatible add-on when I installed the upgrade.

This worked. Now, I have to go through the add-ons one by one to see which one is causing the issue. It's too bad Firefox didn't spot the incompatible add-on when I installed the upgrade.

Question owner

Found it. The offending add-on was Fox Tab 1.4.2b.

Found it. The offending add-on was Fox Tab 1.4.2b.
judgui 0 solutions 1 answers

Found it too. In my case the offending add-on was Favicon Picker 2 0.6.2.15

Found it too. In my case the offending add-on was Favicon Picker 2 0.6.2.15