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Tabs won't close


It seems so far that it only happens with the first tab when you first open the window. I'm wondering also if it's a linux only problem, because I have firefox on my windows 7 laptop and it has nothing wrong with it but on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with all the latest updates and no add-ons it seems to happen all the time. At this point I expect it to happen but it shouldn't do this I know Mozilla didn't purposelly make the first tab broken. I wana know if Mozilla maybe in a few updates will ever fix it.

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Every time Firefox opened

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First launch.

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Do you mean that you can't close the first tab if you've opened extra tabs?

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

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

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I don't have any extensions, add-ons, or hardware acceleration. Even after I've opened a new tab the first one won't close.

djlabat 0 solutions 1 answers

I'v noticed that when I use FireFox bookmark shortcuts, for example gt is on my Firefox short for google translate, after that I can't close that tab (gt), also one tab created after gt can't close.