Creating a pocket account caused firefox to loop creating new tabs
I was running the latest version of FireFox on Windows 10 ver. 1909. I don't remember the exact version. I had an article I wanted to save for later and decided to try Pocket. I created an account, and it asked me to confirm the email address. I clicked on "confirm" and nothing happened. I clicked on it 2 or 3 more times, and the next thing I knew, FireFox took over my machine by infinitely creating new tabs. I'd close it and it would immediately pop back up to the top of the stack, preventing me from doing anything else. The Task Manager couldn't kill it. I eventually managed to uninstall it, and frankly, at this point I'm not sure I want to reinstall it. What the devil was this all about? I'm certainly not messing with Pocket any more; I have a folder on my Bookmarks called "Saved to read" and it'll do just what I want. But I would like to know what I should have done.
Hi hedera, I don't use Pocket and, honestly, I don't think that it has anything to do with what happened.
There are a couple of reasons why Firefox will unexpectedly load multiple tabs. First, is that you had Firefox set to open certain file types - like PDF's. Second, is that a certain file type contains spaces in it's file name and Firefox "sees" each part as a separate file...
Anyway, you should re-install Firefox and get back with us if any problems arise. We can help you much easier that way.