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Opening links from external applications causes Firefox to breifly hang

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Opening links from external applications (i.e.: Outlook, Word, a PDF, etc.) begins to open a new tab in Firefox, sometimes it'll open a "full" tab-width before hanging, more often than not, I'll see a sliver of the new tab while Firefox sorts itself out.

Typically when this happens, I'll see upwards of 50% CPU usage from Firefox itself. Memory seems sane.

Hardware acceleration, whether it's on or off, makes no difference. Issue persists in safe-mode, and safe-mode with add-ons disabled. Issue persists in Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition.

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I've been experiencing this for months now. It persists across any updates whether they're for Windows, Firefox, graphics drivers, what have you.

I'd be happy to provide more information because I *really* don't want to use that other browser.

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For what it's worth, I set `accessibility.force_disabled` to `1` and the issue seems to have gone away.

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