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All Tabs duplicate themselves

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I know this seems like a dumb question, well he should know what he did to make that happen! The problem is I don't notice it when it occurs, it's after the fact when I look up ans see all those duplicate tabs open or come along and see that they are open after another person was on the computer. I think Alt Home shortcut would dup home tabs, but know not doing that.

All Tabs duplicate themselves sometimes and I don't know why. It must be something I am doing, but haven't figured out what. Also, happens to wife and all she uses is Facebook.

Example I normally have 6 tabs open, something is happening that all of a sudden I have 12 tabs open, they are always a duplicate of the 6 that were already open. Today when she was using FB, there was 18 tabs open, 3 of each.

Does anyone have a clue to what stupid thing we must be doing to make that happen? Is there some special key combination that would make that happen?

I am on FF 116.0.2, but this has been going on for a year or more, so not related to this release. Just something I must be doing or a combination of keys??

I know this seems like a dumb question, well he should know what he did to make that happen! The problem is I don't notice it when it occurs, it's after the fact when I look up ans see all those duplicate tabs open or come along and see that they are open after another person was on the computer. I think Alt Home shortcut would dup home tabs, but know not doing that. All Tabs duplicate themselves sometimes and I don't know why. It must be something I am doing, but haven't figured out what. Also, happens to wife and all she uses is Facebook. Example I normally have 6 tabs open, something is happening that all of a sudden I have 12 tabs open, they are always a duplicate of the 6 that were already open. Today when she was using FB, there was 18 tabs open, 3 of each. Does anyone have a clue to what stupid thing we must be doing to make that happen? Is there some special key combination that would make that happen? I am on FF 116.0.2, but this has been going on for a year or more, so not related to this release. Just something I must be doing or a combination of keys??

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There is no keyboard shortcut for duplicating tabs. It may be caused by an extension, does it still happen in Troubleshoot Mode?

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No haven't tried trouble shooting mode as it doesn't happen very frequently enough. I is not a daily thing, might even be months before it happens again. Just thought maybe there was something weird that I was doing that others had also done to make that happen. I will try to watch more closely and hopefully notice when it happens.

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A way to duplicate a tab is holding the Ctrl key while you click the combined Reload/Stop toolbar button. The same with holding the ctrl key and dragging the tab. Since both of these involve the Ctrl key, you might suffer from a stuck Ctrl key.

If it happens again:

It is possible that some status keys have the wrong state and Firefox sees them as still pressed.

Try to press all the status keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) a few times to see if that helps to recover from this. If it doesn't help then close and restart Firefox or reboot the computer.

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