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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.

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

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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.

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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.