Unable to Open New Tab in Mozilla® Firefox®
Discuss how to fix the issue of failure to open new tab in Mozilla Firefox.
Mozilla Firefox is a web browser that has open source license i.e Mozilla Firefox provides source code of the program to anyone who wants to download it. This web browser is faster when compared to other web browsers and it also provides advanced privacy settings. It has a special feature of providing tabbed browsing which enables you to use more than one website in a single browser window. That means instead of opening multiple windows to access different web pages, using Mozilla Firefox you can open as many pages as you want, all in one browser window. Just by clicking on the tab you can go through all the web pages without wasting your time in minimizing and maximizing the windows.
Following are the reasons for failure of opening new tab in Mozilla Firefox:
- Uninstall Ask Tool bar
- Run in safe mode
The main reason for non-functioning of new tab option is due to incompatibility between Ask toolbar and Mozilla Firefox. Few add-ons may also affect Mozilla Firefox and as a result you may not be able to open any new tabs in the browser window. Thus, you may have to open multiple windows to browse through different sites thereby making the browsing task tedious.
Uninstall Ask Toolbar
In order to remove Ask Toolbar initially you need to select 'Add-ons' option from Tools menu and check the extensions and check Ask toolbar. Now you need to click on 'Uninstall' option and then restart Mozilla Firefox. Thus, after removing Ask Toolbar you can find that the new tab options start working.
If you are unable to open a new tab using Ctrl + T option, then the problem might be due to add-ons. So, in order to fix the issue try to run in safe mode. By running in safe mode you can run Mozilla Firefox with temporarily disabled toolbar change, themes and extensions. Now, you can find the add-on causing the problem and so you may disable it to fix the issue.
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