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When clicking on a link from certain websites or even when I copy and paste & go firefox starts to load the page and then reverts to the page I am on

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Often when I am on a website and I click on a link directly, (Indicating that I want Firefox to open the page in the window I am currently in.) The link address will appear on the navigation bar and Firefox will start to load the page, I even sometimes get a glimpse of the new page, and then almost instantly reverts back to the page I was on . The same thing happens if I paste the link in the address bar. This has been happening since January with every version. If I right click and open in a new tab then it will load the page I am trying to get to.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • iPhoto6
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Simple plug-in
  • 5.1.10516.0

Application

  • Firefox 19.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/19.0.2/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • Add Image to iPhoto 1.0.2 (add-to-iphoto@mozilla.com)
  • AutoProxy 0.4b2.2011041023 (autoproxy@autoproxy.org)
  • avast! WebRep 8.0.4433 (wrc@avast.com)
  • BetterPrivacy 1.68 ({d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3})
  • Browse Images 0.4.2 ({62b958b4-9962-4fc2-9983-01a9a42d6f2d})
  • CouponsHelper 1.1.8 ({239cc760-75a9-4276-b1fc-c0ceb963f373})
  • DoNotTrackMe 2.2.6.110 (donottrackplus@abine.com)
  • Download Statusbar 0.9.10 ({D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389})
  • DownloadHelper 4.9.14 ({b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d})
  • FreePriceAlerts.com 2.2 (extension@freepricealerts.com)
  • Menu Editor 1.2.7 ({EDA7B1D7-F793-4e03-B074-E6F303317FB0})
  • Noia Fox options 2.0.8 (NoiaFoxoption@davidvincent.tld)
  • PrevNextArrows 1.3 ({463b43d7-2a04-402a-a110-674af2076249})
  • Saved Password Editor 2.7 (savedpasswordeditor@daniel.dawson)
  • Self-Destructing Cookies 0.3.5 (jid0-9XfBwUWnvPx4wWsfBWMCm4Jj69E@jetpack)
  • Tabs Menu 1.4.8 ({dc5d9a10-2736-11da-8cd6-0800200c9a66})
  • Theme Font & Size Changer 6.6 ({f69e22c7-bc50-414a-9269-0f5c344cd94c})
  • Troubleshooter 1.0a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • XFINITY Toolbar 4.0.0.11 ({4b9bcce8-a70b-402a-a7e1-db96831ee26f})
  • Youtube Video Center 1.8 ({34878998-c8be-40bc-bc13-9243a2844976})

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x 126
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureContentBackend': u'none', u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'quartz', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Intel Inc. -- Intel HD Graphics 3000 OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.comcast.net
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130307023931
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 19.0.2
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 19.0.2
  • font.language.group: x-western
  • font.size.variable.x-western: 18
  • gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa: 4
  • keyword.URL: http://search.xfinity.com/?cat=web&con=toolbar&cid=xfstart_tech_search&q=
  • network.cookie.lifetimePolicy: 2
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1362835786
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.cpd.offlineApps: True
  • privacy.cpd.siteSettings: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
philipp
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2050 solutions 8916 answers

hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

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