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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

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Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Whenever I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons appear in my dock. Why does this happen and how can I have just one icon launch? I'm using a Mac.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox 4 on my iMac

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Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Anyone else have this issue? When I launch Firefox 4, two Firefox icons open in the dock. When I close one, they both close.

I guess I'll go back to 3.6. until issue is solved.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Same here... 2 icons... 10.6.4 here

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

same here on osx 10.6.4 and FF 4.0b1

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

The second one must be for Flash (at least in some cases) because when I close the second one, Firefox reports that flash has crashed. Seems like it's due to separating the processes within Firefox, but is another icon really necessary?

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Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

I think it has something to do with Flash also. I had the same thing happen. When I closed one of the icons, some websites said that Flash was not working anymore.

Also, I noticed that when I click one of the icons the toolbar on the top does not display "file-edit-view-history-etc", it just says "Firefox" in the upper left.

Using OS 10.6

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Same Problem here I get 2 icons in my dock when I open a page that has Flash Content. If I open full html5 websites like apple.com or me.com the second icon doesn't until you open a site with flash content.

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Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

It doesn't seem to affect performance. It's just annoying to have the two icons load.

Hope it's fixed by Beta 2.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Same issue here.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox opens two icons in dock when I launch it. Why?

Have the same problem and certainly seems to be (as others have said) related to flash content and thus the new plugin-protection system. The second icon is quite annoying (especially when switching back to Firefox and clicking the wrong one) and I hope it's fixed soon.