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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه blueskies238

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Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

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Anyone else have this issue? When I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons open in the dock. When I close one, they both close.

I guess I'll go back to 3.6. until issue is solved.

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Same here... 2 icons... 10.6.4 here

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same here on osx 10.6.4 and FF 4.0b1

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The second one must be for Flash (at least in some cases) because when I close the second one, Firefox reports that flash has crashed. Seems like it's due to separating the processes within Firefox, but is another icon really necessary?

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I think it has something to do with Flash also. I had the same thing happen. When I closed one of the icons, some websites said that Flash was not working anymore.

Also, I noticed that when I click one of the icons the toolbar on the top does not display "file-edit-view-history-etc", it just says "Firefox" in the upper left.

Using OS 10.6

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Same Problem here I get 2 icons in my dock when I open a page that has Flash Content. If I open full html5 websites like apple.com or me.com the second icon doesn't until you open a site with flash content.

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It doesn't seem to affect performance. It's just annoying to have the two icons load.

Hope it's fixed by Beta 2.

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Same issue here.

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Have the same problem and certainly seems to be (as others have said) related to flash content and thus the new plugin-protection system. The second icon is quite annoying (especially when switching back to Firefox and clicking the wrong one) and I hope it's fixed soon.

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I'm also having the same problem. Firefox 4.0b1 and Mac OS X 10.6.4.

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Same problem here. Like others have said, the second icon does not have any windows, but a flash plugin crashes when I close that icon.

Firefox 4.0b1 and Mac OS X 10.6.3

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Same here. Likely an unexpected side affect related to some crash protection they've added.

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This is rather annoying. Please fix soon!

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Same configuration, same problem - FF 4.0b1 on OS X 10.6.4.

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Same problem. It seems like an easy fix, I'm sure it'll be in the next build.

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Yep. Pretty annoying. That's what we get for being lab rats.

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Hopefully it's fixed soon. I went back to 3.6 until it's addressed.

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same problem here

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Same problem here... Terribly annoying!

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