User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040624 The sidebar opens after I do a search even though I have closed it. The sidebar uses valuable real-estate and I don't like it. It would be ok if it only showed up in the tab that I searched with but having show up in all my tabs is annoying. Maybe this is related to the fix for bug http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87216 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Do a search. Actual Results: The sidebar opens. Expected Results: The sidebar should not open if disabled.
preferences->navigator->Internet Search: Have you unchecked "Open the Search Tab in the Sidebar when search results are available" ?
Interesting, that preference must have got set back on. I turned it off again and it all works.