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When I open firefox, firefox open many small windows. The windows have as 'activate' button. They disappear after a few seconds. How do I get rid of them?

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Are you currently using a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution?


A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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I am using the version from the Linux distribution. The windows do not pop-up only when I start. They can pop-up anytime. I cannot provide a picture because the window disappear after a few seconds. I didn't manage to screen capture one yet. It looks more like a malware, rather than a issue coming from firefox.

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I'm sorry where is the troubleshoot mode? Is it is settings?

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Here, I managed to capture one. They appear in the upper right corner of the screen, and disappear after a few seconds.

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Looks like a news feed.


jeanclaude.berthet said

I'm sorry where is the troubleshoot mode?

How to start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

With Firefox closed, hold down the <Shift> key, Then start the browser.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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