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I am unable to open a blank tab. Just started doing this. Why?

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Suddenly my browser will not allow me to open a blank tab. If I go to help or something like that a new tab will open however, clicking "open a new tab" does absolutely nothing. I have done nothing out of the ordinary to cause this as far as I can tell.

Chosen solution

Please Update to the latest Firefox 16.0.x version.

  • Help > About Firefox

The Firefox 10.0.2 version that you currently run is no longer supported with security updates


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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DirectWrite Enabled
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WebGL Renderer
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GPU Accelerated Windows
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the-edmeister
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Helpful Reply

First thing to do is to update to Firefox 10.0.10 and then see how it is.

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Please Update to the latest Firefox 16.0.x version.

  • Help > About Firefox

The Firefox 10.0.2 version that you currently run is no longer supported with security updates


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.