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Clicking on a bookmark from library keeps opening in a new private window

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As the title says. It wasn't doing this last week. No settings have been changed, I don't believe any update has occured. It's really irritating.

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Are you possibly using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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The same bookmark? I'd edit the bookmark to see if it's calling for a private window when it's being clicked. Maybe it got changed somehow.

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Are you possibly using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window

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cor-el said

Are you possibly using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)? Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.
  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window

Thank you. Somehow, opening firefox in safe mode, closing it, and reopening it as normal fixed the issue. Literally made no changes, so I can't say I understand. Just the act of doing that fixed it, although I had tried closing and restarting it before.

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Running Firefox once in Safe Mode might have reinitialized some files or invalidate the startup caches.

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