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Can't open new tab by going to file/new tab (or CTRL+T or clicking on the new tab field). Only way is to right click on a link and choose open in new tab.

Can't open new tab by going to file/new tab (or CTRL+T or clicking on the new tab field). Only way is to right click on a link and choose open in new tab.

Chosen solution

I found that ASK toolbar was the culprit. I have no recollection of ever installing Ask and didn't want it in any case. Removal fixed the issue.

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Installed Plug-ins

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Application

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Extensions

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Javascript

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Misc

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  • Accessibility: No
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

Helpful Reply

Hello,

Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or open the Help menu and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode"

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

Thank you.

Hello, '''Try Firefox Safe Mode''' to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons. ''(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)'' * You can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the '''Shift''' key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut. * Or open the Help menu and click on the '''Restart with Add-ons Disabled...''' menu item while Firefox is running. ''Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode"'' '''''If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode''''', your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]] article for that. ''To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.'' ''When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.'' Thank you.
Chilltoad 0 solutions 1 answers

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I had the same problem, followed the suggested fix, and found that the offending add on was Vuze Toolbar. Disabled it and all good now. Thanks.

I had the same problem, followed the suggested fix, and found that the offending add on was Vuze Toolbar. Disabled it and all good now. Thanks.
debbiemike 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you! I looked in my extensions and found 2 toolbars, including a game toolbar. I removed both, and I have my tabs back. Yea!!!!

Thank you! I looked in my extensions and found 2 toolbars, including a game toolbar. I removed both, and I have my tabs back. Yea!!!!
SBJeffries 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

I found that ASK toolbar was the culprit. I have no recollection of ever installing Ask and didn't want it in any case. Removal fixed the issue.

I found that ASK toolbar was the culprit. I have no recollection of ever installing Ask and didn't want it in any case. Removal fixed the issue.