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I cannot get a new tab to open when clicking on the + tab

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I cannot open a new tab by clicking the + sign in Firefox. This feature works in Chrome and IE. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. I have done all the available updates. I have done a reboot 2x. Ctrl T will not open a new tab either; however, I can do a search for something and right click to open in a new tab. I use the tabs frequently and really miss them.

HELP!!!

Chosen solution

hello stefbrooks, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here (look out for tab-related ones in particular)...

Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8.638
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Application Manager is installed on this machine.
  • Google Update
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Picasa plugin
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  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
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hello stefbrooks, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here (look out for tab-related ones in particular)...

Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

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Worked fine in safe mode. I backed up all my bookmarks and reset Firefox. So far so good. Thanks for the help!