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firefox does not open new tabs or windows on rightclick menu (xpsp3) since upgrade to v 16.0 . is there a fix?

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right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new tab". nothing happens. no new tab is created. right-click on a link, and left click on "open link in new window". nothing happens. no new window is opened. behaviour observed with firefox 16.0 (upgraded from 15.1) on windows xp sp3

firefox 16.0 behaves as you would expect with slackware 14.0

is there a fix for this regression

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Looks like for me it was the Firebug extension that was screwing things up. Disabling Firebug fixed the problem.

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Looks like for me it was the Firebug extension that was screwing things up. Disabling Firebug fixed the problem.

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disabling/uninstalling firebug and restarting firefox does seem to fix the problem. thanks. The next problem is trying to report the problem to firebug. firefox blocks the https://blog.getfirebug.com/2012/10/09/firebug-1-10-4/#respond web site/page because of its certificate, but does not give you an option to accept the certificate anyway.

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after uninstalling firebug and restarting firefox, you can reinstall firebug, and it should work without the firefox right-click menu problems.

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update - just restarting firefox fixes the problem. you should not need to uninstall and reinstall firebug.

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I do not have firebug installed. What next?

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check any other extensions in firefox. try starting firefox in safe mode (start-run) firefox.exe -safe-mode see if the problem goes away. If it does, it is related to an extension you have installed.