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I'm unable to open a new tab on my window, what do I do?

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I installed mozilla firefox 17.0.1 since then I'm unable to open a new tab when i click on the + icon on the right of the other tab.

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philipp
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hello evanso, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

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cor-el
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You can also try to update to Firefox 18.

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Another possible cause to consider is security software (firewall,anti-virus) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

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