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links try to launch new FF process
Win10Pro64, TB 78.2.1 Even if FF is running when I click on a link in an email, TB attempts to launch a new instance of FF. This results in a message box saying "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." Historically, TB would use the already running instance of FF. How can I go back to that behavior? I've read the help article "Hyperlinks in Messages Not Working", and followed all of the recommendations, but the problem continues.
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Try deleting the parent.lock file from the Firefox profile folder, while FF is closed.
sfhowes... Thank you for the reply, but that won't work. FF is indeed running, because I am using it, when I click the link. I don't want to close it before I can click an email link.
You only have to follow the instructions once. After it's fixed, clicking a link in TB will open a new tab in FF, whether it's open or not.
I quit FF, deleted parent.lock, restarted FF, and then loaded up a couple of tabs with my usual web sites. Then I clicked the link in the TB email message. Same results. The problem is that TB is launching a new instance of FF, instead of just using the currently running instance.
I think you should post this in the FF forum, with a reference to this topic for other contributors:
Some more info... I still have TB 52.9 on my machine. It works correctly... links open a new tab in the currently running instance of FF.