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Firefox maximizes another window everytime I click a link that opens in new window

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This doesn't happen on my laptop at home, only on my office computer for the past 2-3 weeks.

Basically every time I open a new link that requires a new window to pop open, my most recently opened window will maximize along with it. It gets very annoying as sometimes I need to quickly go back to my old window and I have to minimize this other window as well.

I did my search on the internet as well as here and got no definite answer. Hope someone can help!

This doesn't happen on my laptop at home, only on my office computer for the past 2-3 weeks. Basically every time I open a new link that requires a new window to pop open, my most recently opened window will maximize along with it. It gets very annoying as sometimes I need to quickly go back to my old window and I have to minimize this other window as well. I did my search on the internet as well as here and got no definite answer. Hope someone can help!

Chosen solution

This issue can be caused by an extension or plugin that isn't working properly.

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

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

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

2-3 weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • HOEM ActiveX plugin
  • 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.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.50917.0
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • 6.0.12.732
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • Google Update
  • Version 0.9.18, Copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Version 0.9.18, copyright 2006-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 AskTbFWV5/3.9.1.14019 Firefox/3.6.12

More Information

same as above..

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

This issue can be caused by an extension or plugin that isn't working properly.

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

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

See:

This issue can be caused by an extension or plugin that isn't working properly. Start Firefox in [[Safe Mode]] to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). * Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window. See: * [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]] * [[Troubleshooting plugins]]

Question owner

Nice! It wasn't the theme but I realized I allowed a "ASK Toolbar" to be installed as a add-on. I removed that and everything is back to normal! Thanks for the help!

Nice! It wasn't the theme but I realized I allowed a "ASK Toolbar" to be installed as a add-on. I removed that and everything is back to normal! Thanks for the help!
mardee57 0 solutions 1 answers

Go into Tools > Add-ons and Choose Themes. You can either re-install your current theme or choose a new theme. That resolved the issue of my browser window from having to be manually minimized. Every time I downloaded an audio clip it would open maximized and changing my theme fixed that issue. I would imagine it would fix multiple browser issues.

Go into Tools > Add-ons and Choose Themes. You can either re-install your current theme or choose a new theme. That resolved the issue of my browser window from having to be manually minimized. Every time I downloaded an audio clip it would open maximized and changing my theme fixed that issue. I would imagine it would fix multiple browser issues.