User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Mozilla suddenly opens dozens of new windows Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Right-click any link to open in a new tab Actual Results: Sometimes only: Mozilla will open dozens of new windows with the same link (39 windows were opened the last time this happened) Expected Results: Only open the page once in a new tab or single new window as requested
Can you find any way to reliably reproduce this? Is it possible you have some other program on your computer (adware or simliar) that could be the problem? Try scanning it with ad-aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) if you haven't recently.
No, I don't have ad ware (I used lavasoft Ad-ware 6). This has happened again today (over 100 windows opened) and I had to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to stop firefox. The site was www.copticpope.tv/ -- no ads there at all!
What extensions do you have installed? Particularly, do you have any concerning tabs? If so, try a profile without any extensions installed, if you don't have them installed globally. How often does this happen?
While visiting some crack sites, I got vague xpi installation popups I didn't trust. Did you accept something of a sort?
I've never seen this until today...running SuSE 9 Mozilla 1.7.0. I was loading www.oaklandathletics.com and the site was very slow to load, so while the page was still trying to load, I clicked or right-clicked in the page, and all the sudden new mozilla windows started opening like crazy. I finally got it stopped after about 50 windows were opened up. No extensions installed. I could not reproduce. Must be a very rare sequence of events to produce this problem.
This bug has been automatically resolved after a period of inactivity (see above comment). If anyone thinks this is incorrect, they should feel free to reopen it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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