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new tab / page comes up when ever don't want how do i stop it?

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When I move from mail to "home" by hitting the icon a new tab comes up, don't want this. Had some issues with my programs and know that some how I hit some thing or didn't hit something as this wasn't happening before. Want a new tab when I hit the + symbol and want a blank page, which I was getting. How do I fix this? Please help.

When I move from mail to "home" by hitting the icon a new tab comes up, don't want this. Had some issues with my programs and know that some how I hit some thing or didn't hit something as this wasn't happening before. Want a new tab when I hit the + symbol and want a blank page, which I was getting. How do I fix this? Please help.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hi maxguy8, okay, the tabs show when there are many tabs.

Maybe you're get a whole new window for each link instead of a new tab. Can you double-check your settings here:

orange Firefox button > Options > Options > Tabs or
Tools menu > Options > Tabs

Make sure the top checkbox is checked to divert new windows to a tab in the current window.

This checkbox doesn't work with all new windows, but it should work with most links.

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jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8797 izisombululo 71955 izimpendulo
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Hi maxguy8, let's say you have a page open and you press Ctrl+t 5 times. You should now have a tab bar with at least 6 tabs on it. Are you not seeing that?

If you can see your tab bar in Firefox's Safe Mode but not normal mode, you may have a corrupted toolbar customizations file, or an extension or custom style rule that is hiding the tab bar.

(1) Toolbar customizations file

Sometimes the file that stores the customizations becomes corrupted and fails to update properly at the end of your session. You can rename the file and customize from scratch.

Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using

Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button

Switch back to Firefox and Exit

Pause while Firefox finishes its cleanup, then rename localstore.rdf to something like localstore.old

Restart Firefox. Hopefully now your tab bar is back?

(2) Problem extension

You can review your extensions and, if unrecognized or nonessential, disable them here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

If you need to restart Firefox in order for that to take effect, there should be a link right above the disabled extension(s) to do that.

(3) Custom style rules -- this is less likely

Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using

Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button

Can you find a folder named chrome there? If not, then this is not an issue for you.

If so, click into it and look for a file named userChrome.css. Do you see one?

Hi maxguy8, let's say you have a page open and you press Ctrl+t 5 times. You should now have a tab bar with at least 6 tabs on it. Are you not seeing that? If you can see your tab bar in Firefox's Safe Mode but not normal mode, you may have a corrupted toolbar customizations file, or an extension or custom style rule that is hiding the tab bar. (1) Toolbar customizations file Sometimes the file that stores the customizations becomes corrupted and fails to update properly at the end of your session. You can rename the file and customize from scratch. Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button Switch back to Firefox and Exit Pause while Firefox finishes its cleanup, then rename '''localstore.rdf''' to something like localstore.old Restart Firefox. Hopefully now your tab bar is back? (2) Problem extension You can review your extensions and, if unrecognized or nonessential, disable them here: orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category If you need to restart Firefox in order for that to take effect, there should be a link right above the disabled extension(s) to do that. (3) Custom style rules -- this is less likely Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button Can you find a folder named chrome there? If not, then this is not an issue for you. If so, click into it and look for a file named ''userChrome.css''. Do you see one?

Umnikazi wombuzo

HI jscher 2000 When I hit ctrk+t tabs open up across the top. How ever when I pull up a link and a new page comes up there is no tab box on top under the tool bar, only have the 3 D page thing along the bottom of the screen. Got to the "show folder" have 54. Didn't follow about shifting back to Fire Fox or renaming anything. What do I rename? Do I do this in safe mode? What clean up? Was I suppose to tell it to do something? Didn't see a userChrome.css.. Put a list of my extensions up on the other question page for ComputerWhiz, do any of these need to be removed?

HI jscher 2000 When I hit ctrk+t tabs open up across the top. How ever when I pull up a link and a new page comes up there is no tab box on top under the tool bar, only have the 3 D page thing along the bottom of the screen. Got to the "show folder" have 54. Didn't follow about shifting back to Fire Fox or renaming anything. What do I rename? Do I do this in safe mode? What clean up? Was I suppose to tell it to do something? Didn't see a userChrome.css.. Put a list of my extensions up on the other question page for ComputerWhiz, do any of these need to be removed?
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8797 izisombululo 71955 izimpendulo
Kuphostiwe

Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hi maxguy8, okay, the tabs show when there are many tabs.

Maybe you're get a whole new window for each link instead of a new tab. Can you double-check your settings here:

orange Firefox button > Options > Options > Tabs or
Tools menu > Options > Tabs

Make sure the top checkbox is checked to divert new windows to a tab in the current window.

This checkbox doesn't work with all new windows, but it should work with most links.

Hi maxguy8, okay, the tabs show when there are many tabs. Maybe you're get a whole new window for each link instead of a new tab. Can you double-check your settings here: orange Firefox button > Options > Options > Tabs ''or''<br> Tools menu > Options > Tabs Make sure the top checkbox is checked to divert new windows to a tab in the current window. This checkbox doesn't work with all new windows, but it should work with most links.

Umnikazi wombuzo

WOW jscher2000 you rock!!!!! Had looked there but just didn't read the line correctly. Fixed it works great. Thanks Again. OK should I delete any of my extensions?

WOW jscher2000 you rock!!!!! Had looked there but just didn't read the line correctly. Fixed it works great. Thanks Again. OK should I delete any of my extensions?
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8797 izisombululo 71955 izimpendulo
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The only extensions you have enabled are the ones from Kaspersky. If the others aren't useful, then it would make sense to remove them. (I am not familiar with them and don't have any personal recommendation on them.)

The only extensions you have enabled are the ones from Kaspersky. If the others aren't useful, then it would make sense to remove them. (I am not familiar with them and don't have any personal recommendation on them.)

Umnikazi wombuzo

Thank you! Really appreciate all your help.

Thank you! Really appreciate all your help.

Umnikazi wombuzo

Thanks to all that helped.

Thanks to all that helped.

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