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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.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • 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
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • NPWLPG
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • 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 Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

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Question owner

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

Helpful Reply

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.