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Are some tabs being looked at when I engage a link that opens a new tab? Because some will appear before the new tab loads.

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In times past, a web site could lower your browser and take a look at your desk top or other information viewable. Now I notice that sometimes in FF when I have various tabs showing, it seems like someone takes a look at other tab(s). For instance, I had makeuseof.com on one tab, weightwatchers.com (logged in) on the second tab. I clicked a link on makeuseof.com to go to a new tab, but my weightwatchers.com tab showed first.

In times past, a web site could lower your browser and take a look at your desk top or other information viewable. Now I notice that sometimes in FF when I have various tabs showing, it seems like someone takes a look at other tab(s). For instance, I had makeuseof.com on one tab, weightwatchers.com (logged in) on the second tab. I clicked a link on makeuseof.com to go to a new tab, but my weightwatchers.com tab showed first.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • 5.1.10411.0

Application

  • Firefox 19.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/19.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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  • Social Fixer 7.501 (socialfixer@mattkruse.com)
  • Troubleshooter 1.0a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Xmarks 4.1.3 (foxmarks@kei.com)
  • Expat Shield Helper (Please allow this installation) 1.0 (afurladvisor@anchorfree.com) (Inactive)
  • HTTPS Finder 0.85 ({6bdc61ae-7b80-44a3-9476-e1d121ec2238}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • adapterDescription2:
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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • driverDate: 9-23-2009
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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.bing.com/
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130307023931
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 19.0.2
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • dom.disable_window_move_resize: True
  • dom.event.contextmenu.enabled: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 19.0.2
  • keyword.URL: http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=UP93DF&PC=UP93&dt=031013&q=
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1363094026
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 53427
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
iamjayakumars 475 solutions 5852 answers

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:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Question owner

Well, that was a farce. FF imported my old crap. There are plugins I have disabled several times (can't uninstall/remove) and a stupid hi-jacker from a download from CNET came back again. I am going to re-reset and see what happens.

Well, that was a farce. FF imported my old crap. There are plugins I have disabled several times (can't uninstall/remove) and a stupid hi-jacker from a download from CNET came back again. I am going to re-reset and see what happens.
iamjayakumars 475 solutions 5852 answers

Helpful Reply

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.


Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/default.aspx Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 TDSSKiller - AntiRootkit Utility] [http://windows.microsoft.com/MSE Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Question owner

I really don't know if anything worked, yet, but I have cleansed my browsers and computer. Did find a couple of creepy things which were isolated. Looks good now. However, resetting never did actually reset like Mozilla indicated. But life is good.

I really don't know if anything worked, yet, but I have cleansed my browsers and computer. Did find a couple of creepy things which were isolated. Looks good now. However, resetting never did actually reset like Mozilla indicated. But life is good.