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multiple infinite windows open with no way to stop except "force quit", how do I correct this?

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When I click on a link on a web-page multiple firefox windows begin opening infinitely, the only option is "force quit", and I end up with thousands of files (blank?) saved to my desktop. How do I correct this?

When I click on a link on a web-page multiple firefox windows begin opening infinitely, the only option is "force quit", and I end up with thousands of files (blank?) saved to my desktop. How do I correct this?

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See Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link

You can have infinite tabs opening if you have selected Firefox as the application to handle a file if you get an Open with download window. Firefox should not be selected as the application to handle a file and you have to remove the action that is associated with that file type. You can delete mimeTypes.rdf in the Profile Folder to reset all actions or set that action in Tools > Options > Applications to 'Always Ask'.

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions ("File handling in Firefox 3 and SeaMonkey 2" and "Reset Download Actions")

See [[Firefox keeps opening many tabs or windows]] You can have infinite tabs opening if you have selected Firefox as the application to handle a file if you get an ''Open with'' download window. Firefox should not be selected as the application to handle a file and you have to remove the action that is associated with that file type. You can delete [http://kb.mozillazine.org/mimeTypes.rdf mimeTypes.rdf] in the [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox Profile Folder] to reset all actions or set that action in Tools > Options > Applications to 'Always Ask'. See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions ("File handling in Firefox 3 and SeaMonkey 2" and "Reset Download Actions")

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how can i prevent firefox from automatically open a multiple window when i open one firefox window

how can i prevent firefox from automatically open a multiple window when i open one firefox window