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How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

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How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

The new tab button disappeared from my navigation menu. No changes or upgrades had been made. Whereas all the support topics suggest going to Customize Toolbar, the new tab button no longer exists there either. It was there in the morning, gone in the evening for no apparent reason. The + does exist at the end of series of tabs, but not in the navigation toolbar, and the add tab + does NOT exist anywhere on a page there there is only one tab. I do have HIDE TAB BAR WITH ONE TAB 1.1 but have had it for weeks and the new tab button was always there. How can I restore the New Tab button to the Navigation bar if it is not available in the Customize Toolbar selection?

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

Don't you see the new tab button on the tab bar if you open the customize window?

If you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar setup

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file and try to delete this file.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

There's only one New Tab button nowadays. While in Customize move it from the Tab Bar to the Navigation Toolbar.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

You apparently did NOT read my whole post, or the question. THE NEW TAB BUTTON DOES NOT EXIST IN CUSTOMIZE; hence the problem.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

Don't you see the new tab button on the tab bar if you open the customize window?

If you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar setup

You can check for problems caused by a corrupted localstore.rdf file and try to delete this file.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

I did read your entire posting. You said The + does exist at the end of series of tabs ... and I told you to open the Customize Mode and move the New Tab + button to the Navigation Toolbar. When it is moved to a different Toolbar it will become a New Tab button.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

That worked, thank you.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

And,just WHAT do you do if it's not in the "customize" menu ??

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

Did you look on the tab bar for this toolbar button?

If you can't find this button then click the "Restore Default Set" button in the Customize window. Otherwise you need to delete the localstore.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)
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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

You move from it beside the tab bar to the place you want it to be, doing this while the customize menu is open.

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Re: How can I restore the new tab button to the navigation menu when it is not available in the customize section?

Tee problem was solved. Please, no need to send more replies.