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How do I change my tab and new page opening settings?

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Every time I click on a link of any kind, it opens a new tab. This includes things like clicking a youtube video after finishing a different one, which should just go to the video in the same tab, not open a new one. How do I get it to stop opening new tabs every time I try to click something? It even opens new tabs each step of making this question. It's slowing down my computer because it's making tons of new tabs for no reason.

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This issue can be caused by an extension that isn't working properly.

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

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

There are other things that need your attention.

Your plugins list in the system details list shows two Flash plugins.

  1. Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  2. Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402

You should remove the older 11.4 version.

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Chosen Solution

This issue can be caused by an extension that isn't working properly.

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

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

There are other things that need your attention.

Your plugins list in the system details list shows two Flash plugins.

  1. Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  2. Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402

You should remove the older 11.4 version.