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Why does "Opening Firefox 18.0.1.dmg" keeps coming up (trying to download the .dmg file) everytime I open a new firefox window?

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I just downloaded the new firefox and this continues to happen over and over and over again.

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cor-el
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Make sure that you haven't set the home page or new tab page to a page that downloads that DMG file.

Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).


Make sure that Firefox gets installed properly.

Open the Firefox disk image (DMG) file and drag the Firefox program to the application folder on your hard drive.
You shouldn't double-click the Firefox application to run it from the disk image, but drag it out of the DMG folder instead.


Modified by cor-el