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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.

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.


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: *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ 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.<br /> You shouldn't double-click the Firefox application to run it from the disk image, but drag it out of the DMG folder instead. ---- *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Installing+Firefox+on+Mac *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_Firefox#Mac_OS_X

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