Solved: Can no Longer Right Click and Open New Tab on Firefox

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Kevier

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Today my Firefox started acting weird i was on the internet and tried to right click and open a new tab and nothing happened i also noticed alot more content in the right click menu
i have ran Malwarebytes found nothing ran adwcleaner and found nothing and Microsoft Security Essentials and nothing also cleared out history cache and cookies

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the only place it seems to work is on youtube no where else
 

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Are you right clicking on active links? That's the only place you'll get the option for new tabs on the context menu.
If you aren't on the link, the context menu will have the Back, Forward, Reload options.
 

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ctrl +T opens a new blank tab

holding down the ctrl key while left clicking on a link will open that link in a new tab
 

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thanks for the info but it worked fine on every site until yesterday

ex: Doing a yahoo search then trying to right click and open the link in new tab use to work but now doesn't
 

throoper

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Do you get a menu when you right click the links and what's on the menu?
Also, does Middle Click work (eg: click the mouse wheel on the link)?
 

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Kevier

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pressing the middle button works

but i never remember having all of those options in the past
 

TheShooter93

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Yes, that is a very large number of options.

Have you installed any plug-ins/add-ons recently? These will often give additional options when right-clicking an item.

It may also be the source of your problem.

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In addition to the middle mouse button, you can hold down Ctrl and then left-click the link. The link should open in a new tab.

But both of those are just workarounds. Let's see if we can fix the original problem.
 

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I agree with Cody. Most of those are not normal menu items so I would suspect an Add-on causing the problem.
Open Firefox in Safe Mode (Hold the Shift key while clicking the FF icon and click the "Start in Safe Mode" button).
Check the right click menu and see if it still contains all those options and if it will now open links in a new tab.
 

Kevier

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its still present in safe mode and cant open links in new tab
 

Kevier

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both links go to the same place

Mozila Firefox Extension list Dumper Not available for Firefox 36.0

should i install anyway
 

TheShooter93

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Sorry about that.

No, if you would please just list what Add-ons and Extensions you have installed in Firefox.
 

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