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My "open new tab" button does not work.

When I press the "open new tab" button, nothing happens. What can I do?

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Re: My "open new tab" button does not work.

Try the Firefox SafeMode to see how it works there.
A troubleshooting mode, which disables most Add-ons.
Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Firefox SafeMode

When in Safe Mode...

  • The status of plug-ins is not affected.
  • Custom preferences are not affected.
  • All extensions are disabled.
  • The default theme is used, without a persona.
  • userChrome.css and userContent.css are ignored.
  • The default toolbar layout is used.
  • The JIT Javascript compiler is disabled.
  • Hardware acceleration is disabled.


  • You can open the Firefox 15.0+ SafeMode by holding the Shft key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item, click on Restart with Add-ons Disabled... while Firefox is running.


To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shft key) to open it again.


If it is good in the Firefox SafeMode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

When you figure out what is causing that, please let us know. It might help other user's who have that problem.

New User

Re: My "open new tab" button does not work.

i have the same problem, when i open some sporty websites such as www.espn.com , www.nowgoal.com, www.hupu.com .. open new tab is not work

New User

Re: My "open new tab" button does not work.

I restarted in "safe mode" as described and went one by one through the add-ons. For me it was the "Ask Bar" once that was gone the New Tab Button works again.