Firefox will not open a new page or tab when I click on certain links, why?

Hi,
I have been having a problem with firefox for the past month.
Clicking on some links which open a new tab/window
do not work. For example I cannot enlarge photos
on ebay listings to have a closer look at the image.
I just see a box at the bottom of the screen that
says 'javascript;' then it disappears.
Any ideas how to fix this ?
p.s.I have tried to load in safe mode, but the problem is still there.

Such JavaScript links should show the image in the same tab, so make sure that you left click such links.
* http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript
Try to reload the web page(s) and bypass the cache.
* Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
* Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
* Press "Cmd + Shift + R" (MAC)

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