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I just had to reinstall Windows on my computer after a Windows 10 patch crashed my computer. All of my applications were uninstalled. After reinstalling Firefox, shift-click (and ctrl-shift-click) do not work.

It's very weird. My suspicion is that I accidentally changed a setting in about:config or it was changed for me.

I've tried opening Firefox in safe mode (i.e. disabling all extensions) yet the problem remains. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks.

  • They do not work - what is the behaviour? – Paul Aug 24 '15 at 0:00
  • just to know, what does shift-click do? I do not see any response from firefox when I do Shift+Click. – RogUE Aug 30 '15 at 3:35
  • @RogUE see FF documentation for what are I believe default settings. Shift+click opens in a new window; I more often use ctrl+shift+click which opens the link in a new tab and brings that tab to the foreground. – bhalperin Aug 30 '15 at 19:55
  • Thanks for the tips, I use middle click to open a new tab. – RogUE Aug 31 '15 at 0:02
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The trick for me was changing the settings on a Firefox Add-On which had taken over the shift key. For others, consider opening Firefox in safe mode (which disables add ons) and seeing if shift-click works.

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