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Tabs show up / Firefox "activates" when anything changes on an open tab (e.g. when new email arrives)

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I've recently updated to FF 18.01

When I have my email tab open (Gmail) and I'm working in another tab (or even a different program) and a new email arrives (or chat) my email tabs "opens"/"activates" whilst I'm working in Excel for example. It seems to do this every time any activity happens in my email....

Anybody an idea what could be causing this to happen? It's very annoying....

Thanks

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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

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  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
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