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Firefox opens two browser windows when I click on a saved URL that I keep on my OSX 10.6.4 desktop

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Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

Whenever I click on a saved URL on my MBP OSX 10.6.4 desktop, Firefox opens two browser windows. I have tried every combination of settings under Firefox ->Preferences ->tabs - nothing stops this behavior

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Immediately after installing Firefox on my Macbook Pro w/ OSX 10.6.4

Troubleshooting information

 accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar	0
 browser.history_expire_days.mirror	180
 browser.places.importBookmarksHTML	false
 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion	2
 browser.startup.homepage	http://news.google.com/
 browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone	rv:1.9.2.7
 browser.tabs.loadInBackground	false
 dom.disable_open_during_load	false
 extensions.lastAppVersion	3.6.7
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated	true
 places.last_vacuum	1279749966
 print.macosx.pagesetup-2	PD94bWwgdmVyc2lvbj0iMS4wIiBlbmNvZGluZz0iVVRGLTgiPz4KPCFET0NUWVBFIHBsaXN0IFBVQkxJQyAiLS8vQXBwbGUvL0RURCBQTElTVCAxLjAvL0VO…
print.print_bgcolor	false
 print.print_bgimages	false
 print.print_command	
 print.print_downloadfonts	false
 print.print_evenpages	true
 print.print_in_color	true
 print.print_margin_bottom	0.5
 print.print_margin_left	0.5
 print.print_margin_right	0.5
 print.print_margin_top	0.5
 print.print_oddpages	true
 print.print_orientation	0
 print.print_pagedelay	500
 print.print_paper_data	0
 print.print_paper_height	 11.00
 print.print_paper_size_type	1
 print.print_paper_size_unit	0
 print.print_paper_width	  8.50
 print.print_printer	
 print.print_reversed	false
 print.print_scaling	  1.00
 print.print_shrink_to_fit	true
 print.print_to_file	false
 print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom	56
 print.print_unwriteable_margin_left	25
 print.print_unwriteable_margin_right	25
 print.print_unwriteable_margin_top	25
 privacy.cpd.siteSettings	true
 privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs	true
 security.warn_viewing_mixed	false
 

Firefox version

3.6.7

Operating system

Intel Mac OS X 10.6

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.7) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7

Plugins installed

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
== Issue == I have another kind of problem with Firefox == Description == Whenever I click on a saved URL on my MBP OSX 10.6.4 desktop, Firefox opens two browser windows. I have tried every combination of settings under Firefox ->Preferences ->tabs - nothing stops this behavior == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Immediately after installing Firefox on my Macbook Pro w/ OSX 10.6.4 == == Troubleshooting information == accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar 0 browser.history_expire_days.mirror 180 browser.places.importBookmarksHTML false browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion 2 browser.startup.homepage http://news.google.com/ browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone rv:1.9.2.7 browser.tabs.loadInBackground false dom.disable_open_during_load false extensions.lastAppVersion 3.6.7 network.cookie.prefsMigrated true places.last_vacuum 1279749966 print.macosx.pagesetup-2 PD94bWwgdmVyc2lvbj0iMS4wIiBlbmNvZGluZz0iVVRGLTgiPz4KPCFET0NUWVBFIHBsaXN0IFBVQkxJQyAiLS8vQXBwbGUvL0RURCBQTElTVCAxLjAvL0VO… print.print_bgcolor false print.print_bgimages false print.print_command print.print_downloadfonts false print.print_evenpages true print.print_in_color true print.print_margin_bottom 0.5 print.print_margin_left 0.5 print.print_margin_right 0.5 print.print_margin_top 0.5 print.print_oddpages true print.print_orientation 0 print.print_pagedelay 500 print.print_paper_data 0 print.print_paper_height 11.00 print.print_paper_size_type 1 print.print_paper_size_unit 0 print.print_paper_width 8.50 print.print_printer print.print_reversed false print.print_scaling 1.00 print.print_shrink_to_fit true print.print_to_file false print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom 56 print.print_unwriteable_margin_left 25 print.print_unwriteable_margin_right 25 print.print_unwriteable_margin_top 25 privacy.cpd.siteSettings true privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs true security.warn_viewing_mixed false == Firefox version == 3.6.7 == Operating system == Intel Mac OS X 10.6 == User Agent == Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.7) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7 == Plugins installed == *-Gecko default plugin *Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information. *The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime. *iPhoto6 *Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45 *The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Chosen solution

It's a 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)

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • 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:1.9.2.7) Gecko/20100713 Firefox/3.6.7

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Chosen Solution

It's a 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)

It's a 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)
LeeBee 0 solutions 7 answers

Helpful Reply

unbelievable: filed in Nov. 2009, still not solved.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531552

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/747840

It is time for s.b. out there to really (I mean really) feel embarrassed, absolutely regardless of the fact that FF is a free product.

unbelievable: filed in Nov. 2009, still not solved. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531552 https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/747840 It is time for s.b. out there to really (I mean really) feel embarrassed, absolutely regardless of the fact that FF is a free product.