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Firefox opens with a new, empty tab every time

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I have set Firefox so that every time I start it, it shows the tabs from last time. However, just recently it has started with the tabs from last time plus an extra tab.

The other day I installed three addons which all required Firefox to be re-started and each time it did so, there was an extra tab so that by the end of my addon session I had three extra unasked-for tabs. Not a problem really, just an irritation that I want to stop. How can I stop this?

Until recently this did not happen and I just got the tabs from my last session unless I had closed them before shutting down Firefox. Even if I make sure that there are no new, unused tabs before shutting Firefox, I still get a new tab when I start it again.

I have set Firefox so that every time I start it, it shows the tabs from last time. However, just recently it has started with the tabs from last time plus an extra tab. The other day I installed three addons which all required Firefox to be re-started and each time it did so, there was an extra tab so that by the end of my addon session I had three extra unasked-for tabs. Not a problem really, just an irritation that I want to stop. How can I stop this? Until recently this did not happen and I just got the tabs from my last session unless I had closed them before shutting down Firefox. Even if I make sure that there are no new, unused tabs before shutting Firefox, I still get a new tab when I start it again.

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Please update to Firefox 20.0.1 first, then try again Update Firefox to the latest release

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Tyler Downer
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Please update to Firefox 20.0.1 first, then try again Update Firefox to the latest release

Please update to Firefox 20.0.1 first, then try again [[Update Firefox to the latest version]]

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Thanks for your help; it seems to have cured the situation. In case you are interested, I hadn't updated Firefox because each time I have updated it in the past it gets a little bigger and a little slower and quite often the addons stop working so I decidd that it was OK as it was. Now that I have updated it the addons are still working.

Thanks for your help; it seems to have cured the situation. In case you are interested, I hadn't updated Firefox because each time I have updated it in the past it gets a little bigger and a little slower and quite often the addons stop working so I decidd that it was OK as it was. Now that I have updated it the addons are still working.
Tyler Downer
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Glad it worked. Always make sure that Firefox is up to date, as each version fixes many security holes in older versions, plus includes important stability and performance fixes.

Glad it worked. Always make sure that Firefox is up to date, as each version fixes many security holes in older versions, plus includes important stability and performance fixes.