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Website lookup takes over current tab

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I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation.

Whenever I type in the name of a website hit enter and then goto a different tab, the page loads on the tab I changed to, not the original tab.

I start with Tab 1 and request cnet in BBN. I change to Tab 2 which has facebook loaded and I'm looking through it.

Request completes

Tab 1 has cnet in a google search Tab 2 has changed to by itself.

How do I make this stop?

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That should not happen. When you open a new link, it should be in that window, or a new tab. Not overwrite a in use tab.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar

Select Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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Fred, let me clarify... opening new links is not the issue. Here's what's happening-

I request a website in one tab and then switch to another one, (to wait for it to load) the requested site jumps to the tab I am currently using and the original tab I made the request on goes to a google search of the site I am looking for.

It can happen when the little blue loading circle is active. For reference in the picture, tab 2 and 3 just did this a minute ago. I was on theChive site, I typed in lifehacker in tab 3 switched to tab 2 and lifehacker loaded on tab 2.

Also, I just pinned something down.

When I do my request/switch tabs using the keyboard, Command 1/2/3/etc. If I release the number but keep holding onto the Command key, this action can be replicated.

So, how do I turn this action off? It's disruptive for me.

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You may have picked up a search high-jack program somewhere. Did you run Firefox in safe mode?

Possible Mal-Ware Scan For Macs {web link}

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No malicious addons installed.

It works like a native operation when I hold the command key. So it's a preference setting somewhere...

Has anyone heard of this?

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I have called in more help. Did you try safe mode?

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Hi chattphotos, I understand that none of the addons appear to be malicious. However a combination of the two could be contributing to this. In order to eliminate the addons being an issue completely, starting Firefox in Safe Mode, as FredMcD recommended is a very useful troubleshooting step.

Have there been any changes to your homepage as well? Is this the only site this happens in?