Never mind. Whatever made it act funny has gone away.
I opened firefox by clicking on its dock icon, which is next to safari. When Command+Tabing between Firefox, Pages, Finder I saw that Safari was also open. Command+tab would change the name of the app in the menu bar from Firefox to Safari, but both Safari & Firefox had the same two tabs open. When I closed Safari Firefox also closed
I reopened Firefox being careful to just click its icon and again I have Safari open in my Command+Tab choices with this same page in both browsers. When I switch between Firefox and Safari the cursor disappears from this reply box and typing a letter gets me a funny sound. Tab back to Firefox and I can start typing again.
I've had both Firefox and Safari open at once before, but with different pages. Closing one didn't close the other.
I think Safari is my default browser - at least pagemanager online help opens in safari. I don't have the "always check that firefox is the default browser" checked in firefox preference/options. When I clicked on the Safari dock icon it opened safari to its homepage. Command + ` didn't tab between 2 safari windows. When I closed that Safari I still have the Safari in my Command + Tab choices.
Any idea what's going on? Once I post this I'm going to try Quit on the Safari dock icon and see what happens.
Edited by MaryBet82, 26 October 2010 - 07:23 PM.