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The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

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The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

I'm using version 15.0.1. How can I get these options to work? I searched for this question and found an answer was previously offered which was to uninstall the Ask toolbar due to incompatibility. I checked for this and I don't have it.

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New User

Re: The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

Sara, I started having the same problem yesterday. In my case I was able to remedy it by disabling FasterFox 3.9.81. If you don't have that installed, I would recommend turning off your extensions (one by one), restarting firefox, and testing until you find the offender. Hope that helps!

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Re: The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

New User

Re: The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

I had this problem -- it occurred after windows xp updates on 10 Oct 2012. When I clicked on help->about in the firefox menu, I was automatically updated to version 16. Everything then worked fine for the rest of the day.

However, today I have problems with bookmark menu.

New User

Re: The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

I have now uninstalled version 16 and re-installed version 15.0.1. My bookmarks are back and the right-click -> openlink in new tab is functional once again.

New User

Re: The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

As of the recent update to version 19.0 suddenly this option has stopped working reliably. Sometimes I hit it reflexively and suddenly it works. but mostly all I get is a sort of ghostly outline and the 'working' signal but nothing happens.