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Plus sign (new tab) stopped working

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Used to have a plus sign adjacent to current window tab. Lately it's gone. When I type about:config and scroll down to the entries for browser.newtab there is an entry: browser.newtab.blocked followed by "user set" and to the right, what appears to be a registry string of characters.

How do I restore the original new tab function?

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I think the problem isnt this option, try start FIrefox in Safe Mode:

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.06
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Motive Plugin for Mozilla Browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin

Application

  • Firefox 26.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/26.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
  • adapterDescription2:
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  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nv4_disp
  • adapterDrivers2:
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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
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Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind: True
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand: False
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20131205075310
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=ibm
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20131205075310
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 26.0
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 26.0
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: True
  • font.name.monospace.x-western: Arial
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  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1390941438
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 53638
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf,application/x-mplayer2
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • plugin.state.np32dsw: 0
  • plugin.state.npgeplugin: 0
  • plugin.state.npgoogleupdate: 0
  • plugin.state.npmozcouponprinter: 0
  • plugin.state.nppdf: 2
  • plugin.state.npplayerplugin: 0
  • plugin.state.nprndlchromebrowserrecordext: 0
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Diego Victor
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I think the problem isnt this option, try start FIrefox in Safe Mode:

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cor-el
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You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file.

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Thanks for the help. Could not find this file, so I reset and reconfigured FF.

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Question owner

Restart in safe mode, and other suggestions I read, did not fix my problem. So I did the FF reset, reconfigured my settings and now all is good again. Thanks for your help.

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