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when I move across my tabs and touch one to change focus to it, it opens in a new window. The tab goes from my list of tabs and is there as an opened womdow

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when I move across my tabs and touch one to change focus to it, it opens in a new window. The tab goes from my list of tabs and is there as an opened womdow

by touching a tab with the mouse pointer it moved from the tab into a new firefox window.The existing tab has gone.So I need to reload it in the original firefox alongside my other tabs. To the best of my knowledge I have not downloaded any new addon. Using firefox 19

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Re: when I move across my tabs and touch one to change focus to it, it opens in a new window. The tab goes from my list of tabs and is there as an opened womdow

hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once?

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Re: when I move across my tabs and touch one to change focus to it, it opens in a new window. The tab goes from my list of tabs and is there as an opened womdow

Yes have no problem replicating it in safe mode. There seems to be some correlation with how long one presses the mouse button whilst its ocused on the tab . Weird and annoying

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Re: when I move across my tabs and touch one to change focus to it, it opens in a new window. The tab goes from my list of tabs and is there as an opened womdow

Current Firefox versions have a feature called tear-off tabs.
You can detach a tab from the current window and open it in a new window by dragging a tab in the browser window.
You can drag that tab back to the tab bar in the original window to undo that detaching.

bug489729 (Disable detach and tear off tab):