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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

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Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:2.0b1) Gecko/20100630 Firefox/4.0b1

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Question owner

Same happens here. Intel Mac 10.6.4

Same happens here. Intel Mac 10.6.4

Question owner

Same here, I guess this is because FF4 is 64bits and Flash Player is not, hope they'll find a workaround for beta 2.

Same here, I guess this is because FF4 is 64bits and Flash Player is not, hope they'll find a workaround for beta 2.

Question owner

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Question owner

Same problem. Everything's ok until I open a site with flash content, then then second ff icon appears in the dock. OSX 10.6.4

Same problem. Everything's ok until I open a site with flash content, then then second ff icon appears in the dock. OSX 10.6.4

Question owner

same same.

same same.

Question owner

It started happening after installing Flash 10.1.

It started happening after installing Flash 10.1.

Question owner

Same here.. please fix soon!

Same here.. please fix soon!

Question owner

same here :-/

same here :-/
cor-el
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You probably see the plugin-container process. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Crash_Protection

Question owner

Same here.

10.6.4

FF 4.b1

Same here. 10.6.4 FF 4.b1

Question owner

Same

Same
blueskies238 0 solutions 1 answers

Try this...I fixed it on my win 7 machine. Open firefox with the button on your taskbar. Now, after there are two icons, right click on the original one you clicked on and unpin it from the task bar. Now close the other instance. You should have NO icons for firefox left on the taskbar. Next, click the start button and enter firefox in the search box (where macs is I'm not sure) only DON"T hit enter. Right click on the firefox found by the search and select "Pin to task bar". This fixed the issue for me. Now I only have one instance of the icon on the taskbar when I launch it.

Try this...I fixed it on my win 7 machine. Open firefox with the button on your taskbar. Now, after there are two icons, right click on the original one you clicked on and unpin it from the task bar. Now close the other instance. You should have NO icons for firefox left on the taskbar. Next, click the start button and enter firefox in the search box (where macs is I'm not sure) only DON"T hit enter. Right click on the firefox found by the search and select "Pin to task bar". This fixed the issue for me. Now I only have one instance of the icon on the taskbar when I launch it.

Modified by blueskies238