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FF 13: Why can't I open an existing link in new tab anymore?

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  • آخرین پاسخ توسّط BrendaDee

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This is such a simple but helpful feature. I only use it 150 times a day. I don't need some sort of Pinterest feature so I've disabed that. I have zero need to click on the + button in the tabs bar to get a blank page.

I've tried a lot of configurations and add ons and disabling add ons and it just doesn't work anymore. I can't find anything in Google to help me fix this other than allow me to set the new tab to a static page, which also doesn't help me at all.

I want to select a tab, then click on the plus icon in the tab bar and create a duplicate tab of that page.

Do I really have to go back to Firefox 12?

This is such a simple but helpful feature. I only use it 150 times a day. I don't need some sort of Pinterest feature so I've disabed that. I have zero need to click on the + button in the tabs bar to get a blank page. I've tried a lot of configurations and add ons and disabling add ons and it just doesn't work anymore. I can't find anything in Google to help me fix this other than allow me to set the new tab to a static page, which also doesn't help me at all. I want to select a tab, then click on the plus icon in the tab bar and create a duplicate tab of that page. Do I really have to go back to Firefox 12?

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You can middle click or hold down Ctrl and left click the Reload button on the right end side of the location bar to duplicate the current tab.

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I get a blank new tab when I do that. Actually I get Firefox's newest tab nonsense when I do that, but I had clicked the icon to show a blank page. When I right click in the middle of a page, I don't get the option any more to open in a new tab either.

Modified by BrendaDee

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Hmmm. I'm in safe mode now. All of my extensions are disabled. Still the same problem.

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I switched to the default theme in FF - still no buenos dias.

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You can try to reset Firefox.

Reset creates a new profile and tries to import some settings from the old profile leaving the old profile intact.

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Wow. That absolutely did not work. I either have to switch to Safari or go back to FF12 which I should not have to do. This sucks.

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The newtab page is overriding EVERYTHING.

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Do you mean that you can't open any page in a tab?

Can you open any website?

A possible cause 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.

See:

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I can open pages, but I can't replicate a page that is already open, which should be a very simple feature on Firefox, as it is on every other browser. I don't want to click on the plus symbol in the tab bar and get the newest tab grid, I don't want to set it to my homepage, and I certainly don't want to set it to a useless blank page.

I was able to do what I wanted before with an add-on called Open Link in New Tab but apparently FF 13 made that add on invalid when I upgraded.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-link-in-new-tab/

I shouldn't have to go through all of this for such a simple feature, should I? I do appreciate all of your help, btw. Thank you.