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how to stop closed web pages from reloading into a new tab?

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Web pages reload automatically, creating multiple copies of the same page. This happens on news sites (e.g., the Guardian). The page will even reopen after being closed.

Suggestions THAT DO NOT WORK:

1) Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > General : Accessibility : [ ] "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page"

2) GreaseMonkey and its ridiculous scripts that are badly documented and problematic to have work.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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Starting in Safe Mode made no difference. A web page that wants to refresh can invoke Firefox to start up, even in safe mode. Bad program, bad; shouldn't listen to nagging web page.