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My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

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My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

I have installed and uninstalled firefox twice. I cannot get the browser to have tabs. It opens tabs as a new window.

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New User

Re: My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

Hi! Go to Edit-->Preferences-->Tab And check "Open in a new tab insthead"

If you can see the MenuBar for "Edit", right click on Menu area and select "Menu toolbar" .

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New User

Re: My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

Thank You

But There is no preferences option under edit (or anything else) in the menu bar, on my browser.

its driving me nuts!

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Re: My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

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.
New User

Re: My new tabs open as new windows, I cannot get my browser to tab

The edit menu is different for every OS:

  • Windows: Tools -> Options...
  • Linux: Edit -> Preferences
  • MacOS: Firefox -> Preferences...