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firefox will not open new tabs whenever i click open tab or on the bar at the top of the page.

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firefox will not open new tabs whenever i click open tab or on the bar at the top of the page.

when i click for firefox to open up a new tab it doesn't. but when i click on an option such as "help" and it automatically opens a new tab i'm able to go onto other sites. The little tab at the top of the screen doesn't work.

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Re: firefox will not open new tabs whenever i click open tab or on the bar at the top of the page.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Re: firefox will not open new tabs whenever i click open tab or on the bar at the top of the page.

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.