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I cannot get a new tab to open in FF 18. It doesn't work whether I click on + or do Fil; New Tab. Can anyone tell me what's wrong?

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The new tab opens when I click a link in the existing window, but, not when I click the + or File; New Tab. It always worked in previous versions. I tried re-installing, but, that didn't fix it either.

The new tab opens when I click a link in the existing window, but, not when I click the + or File; New Tab. It always worked in previous versions. I tried re-installing, but, that didn't fix it either.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_37 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • 5.1.10516.0
  • GEPlugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.615
  • NPWLPG
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: ''This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.'' To Reset Firefox do the following: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!