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Right-clicking Open Link in New Tab or Window doesn't work

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After upgrading to the latest version, 30.0, the right-click functions to Open link in New Tab or New Window stopped working. When I click the link that I would like to open in new tab or window, the right click window appears, I click on the desired function, and the right click window closes and nothing happens.

I restarted in safe mode and the problem remains. I am using Windows XP. I also tried uninstalling Firefox and then doing a clean re-install and that didn't help.

For now I went back to using version 29.0.1. Yes, I know that it isn't as safe but I can't use Version 30. without the right-click options!!!

I really wish the developers would focus on fixing bugs, vulnerabilities, etc. and leave the basic functions alone! The old saying if it isn't broken don't "fix" it!!!!!

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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

This didn't fix the problem so I have decided to revert to the previous version: 24.6.0 esr. Maybe when version 31 or 32 come around I come back to the "latest" version?

I'm getting the same problem on 2 different laptops both using the latest FF v32.0.2 and running Win7 64-bit - I right-click the FF icon in the task bar and select Open new window or Open new tab, but nothing happens. SImilarly, if I use the Win7 shortcut of shift-left-click on the FF icon in the task bar, nothing happens, but previously this would always open a new FF window. But when I use shift-left-click on any other icon in the task bar (e.g. Google Chrome or Notepad), a new window opens. Restarting FF in safe mode makes no difference - the problem is still there.

So this bug is evidently down to FF, not Windows.