Huge spooling number of tabs opening up when I accidentally clicked on an actively linked email address

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
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major
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Kristina Newhouse, Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

Was visiting a website using Safari Version 4.1 (4533.16). Inadvertently clicked on an actively linked email address rather than just copying it. Because Firefox is set as the default browser, a Firefox browser opened up, following by windows with a spooling number of tabs opening. If I try to close the browser window, a new one opens up with the crazy spooling again. Can only stop it by "control alt escape." This has happened several times now and it really annoying.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on actively linked email address
2.Firefox opens
3.


Expected Results:  
For one page to open
Please open the Firefox options -> Application and change the setting for mailto to something else (it doesn't matter what) and close the options dialog.
Now open it again and set it to whatever you want.
no response
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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