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when i start a new browser session, all of my currently open, but minimized sessions all pop up! this has only started with Windows 7

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Let's say I open a browser window, and navigate to Google mail. I minimize that, and open another browser window. The session with Google mail opens up, and I have to minimize it. I navigate to a web site from a Google search, and minimize it. I open another browser window, and the Google mail and the search results windows both open again. I can't seem to find a way to KEEP the browser windows minimized when I open a new one!

Let's say I open a browser window, and navigate to Google mail. I minimize that, and open another browser window. The session with Google mail opens up, and I have to minimize it. I navigate to a web site from a Google search, and minimize it. I open another browser window, and the Google mail and the search results windows both open again. I can't seem to find a way to KEEP the browser windows minimized when I open a new one!

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The ASK.com Toolbar can cause other windows to get maximized.

Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot 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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This "solution" is not applicable in my case. I don't, and won't, use ASK.com. Does any from Mozilla read these? This is happening on all three of my machines (two desktops and a laptop), all (possibly coincidentally) with Windows 7. Thanks!

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Your user agent shows AskTbFXTV5/3.9.1.14019 and that is an indication that you have some Ask.com software (toolbar) installed. That toolbar is probably the cause of your problems, so you need to check that out.

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I don't have any idea what you mean by my "user agent", or how to find it, or how to get rid of it. If you are serious, I would sure LOVE your help! TIA!

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I have uninstalled the Ask.com and it helped