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When I click on a phone number, Firefox goes wild and adds tabs endlessly

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I have to manually shut down the computer to make it stop loading new tabs with the phone number. When I re-start I need to close all the tabs it created (last time it was over 60 tabs). I think it is a bug in Firefox, or my version is defective. I have not yet tried to re-install Firefox.

I have to manually shut down the computer to make it stop loading new tabs with the phone number. When I re-start I need to close all the tabs it created (last time it was over 60 tabs). I think it is a bug in Firefox, or my version is defective. I have not yet tried to re-install Firefox.

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  • Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

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AliceWyman
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Sounds like you have chosen Firefox as the application to always use to open those links. To fix the problem, see: Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link

Sounds like you have chosen Firefox as the application to always use to open those links. To fix the problem, see: [[Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link]]

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Thank you, Alice:

I went in and changed the "tel" application from using "Google Crome" to "Always Ask". Google Chrome is the default.

This solved the problem, however, I am not sure I understand what is going on.

The issue is non-existent when I use Google Chrome as my browser, it is only in Firefox. Any ideas?

Hans Svendsen

Thank you, Alice: I went in and changed the "tel" application from using "Google Crome" to "Always Ask". Google Chrome is the default. This solved the problem, however, I am not sure I understand what is going on. The issue is non-existent when I use Google Chrome as my browser, it is only in Firefox. Any ideas? Hans Svendsen
WestEnd
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Chrome and Firefox are different browser and would respond different based on how each is programmed. And also addons/Extensions can contribute to problem or help make it run better.

Chrome and Firefox are different browser and would respond different based on how each is programmed. And also addons/Extensions can contribute to problem or help make it run better.

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