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Clicking firefox icon in taskbar opens up another icon

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This has been bothering me for a bit now since upgrading to 4.0.1. I have a firefox icon pinned in the taskbar of windows 7 ultimate 64bit. And everytime I click on that icon another firefox icon is opened which then shows 2 different firefox icons on my taskbar. See the pic in the link. [[picture of problem|http://i53.tinypic.com/14kazo4.jpg]]. Is there any way to make it back like before where clicking on the icon just opens a firefox on that icon I clicked and nothing new?

This has been bothering me for a bit now since upgrading to 4.0.1. I have a firefox icon pinned in the taskbar of windows 7 ultimate 64bit. And everytime I click on that icon another firefox icon is opened which then shows 2 different firefox icons on my taskbar. See the pic in the link. [[picture of problem|http://i53.tinypic.com/14kazo4.jpg]]. Is there any way to make it back like before where clicking on the icon just opens a firefox on that icon I clicked and nothing new?

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Upgrading to firefox 4.0.1

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  • Windows Activation Technologies Plugin for Mozilla
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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amat777 1 solutions 1 answers

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http://www.ghacks.net/2010/10/12/fix-pinned-items-opening-as-new-icons-in-windows-7-taskbar/ I had the same issue, this fix worked for me, hope it works for you! :)

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/10/12/fix-pinned-items-opening-as-new-icons-in-windows-7-taskbar/ I had the same issue, this fix worked for me, hope it works for you! :)

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While following that article exactly didn't help, pinning the new thing that spawned helped so thanks.

While following that article exactly didn't help, pinning the new thing that spawned helped so thanks.
dm01 0 solutions 7 answers

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This is my solution:

Go to C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


Unpin old icon, and pin Mozilla Firefox shortcut ( in quick launch folder). You can change icon too if you want.

This is my solution: Go to C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch Unpin old icon, and pin Mozilla Firefox shortcut ( in quick launch folder). You can change icon too if you want.
Rose1 0 solutions 14 answers

I had the same problem. dm01 solution worked. Thanks ☺

I had the same problem. dm01 solution worked. Thanks ☺