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Firefox 18 cursor triggers popups on my Mac desktop when cursor is over certain words on a web page; how to stop this?

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Firefox 18 cursor triggers popups on my Mac desktop when cursor is over certain words on a web page; how to stop this?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

Quicktime logmein divx shockwave sharepoint browser 14.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
18.0.2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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ID
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2.2.3
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PageFont
1.0
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facadazzle@atlinkcom.com
Updated Ad Blocker for Firefox 11+
0.7.7
true
{4DC70064-89E2-4a55-8FC6-E8CDEAE3618C}
Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF
1.0
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web2pdfextension@web2pdf.adobedotcom
codec-M
1.0.0.1
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Important Modified Preferences
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accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
358400
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
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browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130201065344
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
18.0.2
dom.mozApps.used
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
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gfx.blacklist.direct2d
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d9
3
gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa
4
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1360558554
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size
167772160
privacy.cpd.formdata
false
privacy.cpd.history
false
privacy.cpd.sessions
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Device ID
0x68b8
GPU Accelerated Windows
2/2 OpenGL
Vendor ID
0x1002
WebGL Renderer
ATI Technologies Inc. -- ATI Radeon HD 5770 OpenGL Engine
AzureCanvasBackend
quartz
AzureContentBackend
none
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
none
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.4
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NSS
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NSSSMIME
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NSSSSL
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NSSUTIL
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Andrew
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This may happen due to the how the website is done. Please check if this happens on another browser. Also, please check in safe mode for this issue. Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode