A second website is open in all of my tabs, and I don't know how to close it.




Tabbed Browser
7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Gerald, Unassigned)


4.0 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-05-18])


(2 attachments)



7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b12
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b12

A few weeks ago, I opened Firefox and went to a website, then something happened (I don't know what, it just popped up like it is now) and now that website is open on every tab I open and won't go away. I can go to other websites, but this thing won't go away. Its like having a two websites open on one tab, but I can't slide the edge of the divider all the way over. There's always about an inch left, and that takes up some of my screen. I tried checking in options, but nothing is there that shouldn't be. I tried closing the browser and reopening it, but it is still there, and has been for the past two weeks. Having that part of the screen is starting to annoy me, and I would really like to get it fixed. I like Firefox, but if I can't fix this, I'm going to use something else.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do not know how it started in the first place.

Comment 1

7 years ago
I took screenshots, if that helps.
Yes, please attach those here and upgrade Firefox to 4.0.1. You are still working on a beta release of 4.0.
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch

Comment 3

7 years ago
Created attachment 530926 [details]
Screenshot 1

Comment 4

7 years ago
Created attachment 530927 [details]
Screenshot 2

Comment 5

7 years ago
I just upgraded to 4.0.1 and its still there.
You have set that this specific website should load in the sidebar and not in a tab. Please check the bookmark you probably have set and uncheck the checkbox.
Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-05-18]

Comment 7

7 years ago
I just looked, and the box is unchecked.
Please check View | Sidebar. Which entries are visible? Is one of those active?

Comment 9

7 years ago
OMG!! Thank you! Neither was activated, but when I selected one, it changed and I could close it out. Thank you thank you thank you!! I have a full screen now!
Interesting. Any chance for you to get it somehow reproduced? Do you have an old state of the profile as backup? If yes I would be interested in the localstore.rdf file.

Comment 11

7 years ago
I'm sorry, I don't know how it happened in the first place. I also do not know what you talking about, I don't know what an .rdf is. Thank you for fixing my problem.
Ok, so lets mark this bug as WFM for now. If you ever see the problem again, please tell us steps which are necessary to get into that state. Thanks.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 13

7 years ago
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