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How can I get Firefox to open the page of a link I've clicked on in an email?

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Every time I click on a link, in an email (or in Facebook), unless a Firefox page is already open, I usually get my home page first. Then I have to go back to the email window to access the link again to get the page I wanted from the link. Is there a workaround?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Not sure... maybe some months ago?

Every time I click on a link, in an email (or in Facebook), unless a Firefox page is already open, I usually get my home page first. Then I have to go back to the email window to access the link again to get the page I wanted from the link. Is there a workaround? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Not sure... maybe some months ago?

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That is this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531552 - Firefox 3.6b opens two windows when opening external links

please do not comment in bug reports

That is this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531552 - Firefox 3.6b opens two windows when opening external links please do not comment in bug reports