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My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

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My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

Following an upgrade to my CorelDraw, I've lost the usefulness of the tab telling me what the pages are, they just say "connecting..." . I have two FF profiles and it is the same for both. I disabled the Colorful Tabs Add-On and reinstalled FF15 over the existing install in the hope of affecting a repair. Please don't ask me to update to FF17 ( I have an add-on which I like which doesn't work on FF17). I upgraded to this and it didn't help.

I've no idea why an update to CorelDraw should have had this effect. Maybe it was a coincidence.

Has anybody got any suggestions?

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Re: My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

Actually, with a little search I found that the REAL culprit was IE-Tab. I can't recall where I found this out but I was directed to download another version. No problems now.

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Re: My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

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.
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Re: My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

Ok. Thanks for the helpful reply. I got the gist of this. Closing all add-ons restored the tab titles. I then enabled each in turn. Tab Mix Plus seems to be the culprit. I prefer to have this working if I could, so what would be the best way to do this? Remove and re-install?

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Re: My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

Actually, with a little search I found that the REAL culprit was IE-Tab. I can't recall where I found this out but I was directed to download another version. No problems now.

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Re: My tabs state "connecting....". They no longer tell me the title of the web page. How do I correct this?

See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36/

The latest update to IE Tab 2 is revealing a bug in Tab Mix Plus and other extensions where all tabs will just say "Connecting..." and the enter key won't work. Sorry for the inconvenience. We have worked around the problem and published a fix which is waiting for review, but can be downloaded here: