Last night, I updated to Firefox 6.0.2 and after it was finished installing, lo and behold the middle mouse button no longer opened links in new tabs. Using a middle click (Command+click on the Mac) on a link normally opens the destination in a background tab, but it just stopped working. However, I could still use the context menu (right-click on PC, Control+click on Mac) and select “Open Link in New Tab”.
Check your extensions. Are you using Greasemonkey 0.9.10? Are you also using Tab Mix Plus 0.3.8.6? As of this writing, they’re both the latest versions at the Firefox add-ons site. Nevertheless, there’s an incompatibility that causes the middle-click to fail.
To remedy the problem, download and install the latest version of Greasemonkey 0.9.11 directly at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/versions/0.9.11 or if you’d rather wait for Mozilla to approve the version, it should eventually show up as an update in Firefox.
7 thoughts on “Middle-click/Cmd+click on a Link Doesn’t Open Tabs in Firefox 6.0.2”
OOOOOOOOOH THAAANKS A LOT for solving this problem!
I have to add an information: I havent installed 6.0.2 and still from one minute to the other POOOF the Command+click function was gone.
I googled the whole night and installed 6.0.2 in hope that this would restore this fuction but no results untill i found this post! Thanks a lot. The new Greasemonkey version fixed it.
Lemme add some tags here for the next one looking:
Problem Firefox cant Open Tab in a new window fuction doesn’t work anymore not working
Thanks, this was a really annoying problem, easily solved though.
Thanks, solved my problem
@Jaus: You’re welcome. Thanks for the additional tags.
@Alex: Yeah, hard to live without the middle click. Glad it worked for you too.
Oh thanks a lot for this. It is a life saver.
Thanks for the post! It’s been driving me crazy since I updated a week or so ago.