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Why does a tab that has just been closed stay open as a New Tab?

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When I click on the X to close a tab, it stays open as a New Tab and cannot be closed. This started when I upgraded to Firefox 6 and still happens in 7. I was using Tab Mix Plus so I switched to Tab Utilities and even tried it without a tab extension and it still occurs under any condition. I have noticed it happens most often (if not always) when I am closing a tab for AOL Mail.

Using XP SP3 with all updates.

When I click on the X to close a tab, it stays open as a New Tab and cannot be closed. This started when I upgraded to Firefox 6 and still happens in 7. I was using Tab Mix Plus so I switched to Tab Utilities and even tried it without a tab extension and it still occurs under any condition. I have noticed it happens most often (if not always) when I am closing a tab for AOL Mail. Using XP SP3 with all updates.

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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I always use the default theme anyway. It still does it in Safe Mode. The only site that causes the problem is AOL mail. I have notified them of the problem, but not holding my breath waiting for a reply.