multiple infinite windows open with no way to stop except "force quit", 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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- -Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
- Gecko default plugin
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Shockwave Flash 9.0 r246
- Netscape plug-in that plays Rhapsody content
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9
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")
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