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#1 Konadan

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

Firefox Opens two Windows when clicking external links

When clicking external links (from Emails), if Firefox is closed it will open two windows; One with the last web page visited and a second with the actual link. However, if Firefox is open, the external link will just open in a new tab as instructed. I've looked on the web, and other people have the same issue, but nobody has found a solution. Please help.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

Tools>Options>General tab
What is your setting for "When Firefox starts:"?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

"Show my home page"

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

Do you use TabMixPlus?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:28 PM

No; don't even know what that is...

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:16 PM

Create new FF profile and see, if same thing happens.
See HERE

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

I couldn't figure out how to create another profile. Now, it doesn't seem to be doing it all the time. In fact, it hasn't for awhile. I will keep you posted.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:37 PM

Fair enough :)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:15 AM

It's still opening two web pages. I don't know how to fix it. I re-installed Firefox, disabled plugins...nothing works. I need help.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:09 AM

Just to make sure, I just checked my FF and it opens just one tab.
Interesting.

Which FF version do you use?
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:49 PM

Firefox 4.0

Broni, it only opens 2 pages when I am downloading from a link...(the last page visited, and the current requested page)

For example,

If I am downloading from X, and I open Y...X & Y open
if I am downloading from X, and I start FireFox, it opens X...not my home page


If I am not downloading, everything is normal

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:55 PM

OK, let's make it clear.
This is how my FF behaves.

FF open with my home page, I click on a link from an email, I have two tabs open: home page tab, email link tab.
FF closed and I click on a link from an email. Only one tab with email link will open. No home page tab.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

Your FF is operating correctly.

If I open FF, it goes to my Homepage. If I am downloading (video, music, data file) from another site, and I open FF again, it goes to the last webpage visited not my HomePage.

If I am downloading from another site, and I click a link in a email, it goes to that link and also opens the last webpage I visited.

If not downloading, everything operates correctly.

I apologize, I probably confused everyone, because what I am stating now is not what I originally reported as an issue. Disregard what I originally reported as an issue.

Go by the issue symptoms as I am now reporting them, now. This issue only appears/happens when I am downloading.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:31 PM

It may have something to do with downloading process.
Maybe, it's by design?
I guess, it's not a huge issue.....

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

I agree. Initially, I thought it was malware because I never had it before. But it could be part of the design of FF 4.0, because others have reported it. Do you have FF 4.0?




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