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Firefox for iOS crashing, opening unwanted new tabs

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I’m using Firefox Daylight 37.0 (5971) and after updating to iOS 15, Firefox crashes periodically when pressing the “open tabs” icon at the bottom of the screen. I always use Firefox in private browsing mode, if that is important. Also, now whenever I switch to Firefox from another app, it opens up a fresh tab automatically, forcing me to close it, when all I was trying to do was switch to the app.

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Yes, exact same thing is happening to me, very frustrating, to say the least. I know this isn’t a helpful reply for you, I just wanted Mozilla to know it is happening to others as well. Some part of it may be the recent Firefox update that added “open Firefox to a new tab if it has been closed for a certain amount of time”. That update was just before the iOS15 update, so there may be an incompatibility issue.

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(Also sharing my experience)

I don't have the crashes, but the unwanted new tabs are annoying. I get the unwanted new tabs when searching something in iOS's spotlight and opening via Firefox. The number of unwanted tabs doubles when in private mode browsing: one in the normal browsing mode and another one in the private browsing mode.

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