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Firefox jumps back to previous pages unprompted. I am about to go back to IE

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Firefox goes "back" erratically and on it's own, loses content typed into emails, generally annoying to the point of I am about to quit and use another browser. have the latest update and have tried your solutions (which cost me all my bookmarks) Even the first version of this note I am writing was lost because the window changed back in mid-typing.

Firefox goes "back" erratically and on it's own, loses content typed into emails, generally annoying to the point of I am about to quit and use another browser. have the latest update and have tried your solutions (which cost me all my bookmarks) Even the first version of this note I am writing was lost because the window changed back in mid-typing.

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
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  • 5.1.10411.0
  • NPWLPG
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • np-mswmp

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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Tyler Downer
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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.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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.'' To Reset Firefox do the following: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Question owner

Been there, done that. Fail. Still jumps all around.

Been there, done that. Fail. Still jumps all around.

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Is there a chance this is related to my wireless keyboard and mouse. It does seem to trigger most often when using the mouse or, for instance, hitting the spacebar on the keyboard.

Is there a chance this is related to my wireless keyboard and mouse. It does seem to trigger most often when using the mouse or, for instance, hitting the spacebar on the keyboard.