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when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

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when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

boot up firefox, click to open a new tab, a new window opens up instead; in the original window, if you keep clicking to open a new tab it opens it in the 2nd window.

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Re: when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

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Re: when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

Try to close all open windows and open a new window for the tabs.
If that doesn't help then quit Firefox after closing all windows and restart the Firefox application.

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Re: when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

I had this problem too, when I disabled the TextArea Cache add-on, the problem disappeared. I'm running firefox 20,0

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Re: when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

In my case I had to disable toolbar MozBar 2.3 (Firefox 20.0.1, WindowsXP).

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Re: when opening new tab, a new window opens instead; 2nd window does allow you to open new tab

I'm having this problem, but I don't have the textarea cache add-on, nore the MozBar 2.3. Now that I think about, I did just update an add-on (imtranslator), maybe that's what causing this to happen for me..

edit: yep, disabling it fixed the problem for me.