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My browser keeps opening new windows for everything - including just moving from one page to another, I have checked the tabs settings and it's correct, how do I fix it?

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Every page I move to opens in a new window, not just pages that should be in tabs. I have checked the tabs settings and redone them and restarted firefox.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

i started using my laptop this morning

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • 1.9.0042.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • Version 1.0.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

cor-el
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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all your extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.

  • Use "Disable all add-ons" on the Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode start window to disable all extensions.
  • Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

Other things that need attention:

Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks that you should update.

  1. Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82# iTunes Detector Plug-in
  2. Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.

Update the Java plugin to the latest version.

Modified by cor-el