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Why does Firefox randomly disconnect my tabbed windows into their own window?

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I use tabbed browsing in my Firefox, since up grading to Firefox 18 it will occasionally, at random, disconnect a tab from the group. There doesn't seem to be a pattern and I am not telling it to separate the tab from the group.

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alco 18 solutions 141 answers

Hi DHarbour60,
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.
  • Bulleted list itemFirefox 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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