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why can't I type in a new tab?


When I need a new tab, and get it why can't I type anything in it?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

yesterday after ASK was put on my system, whic h I did not want and have contacted ask and told to type something in a new tab but cannot do that

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Fun Web Products Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • WeatherBlink Installer Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • TotalRecipeSearch Installer Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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Do you still have the location bar visible?

  • Firefox > Options
  • View > Toolbars

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