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Unable to open multiple Firefox windows after first successful opening!

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Tommygunn, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Tommygunn

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    I turned my computer on this morning, as per normal and without having any previous trouble, and I cannot use Firefox to open a window more than once, be that from my desktop or Rocketdock.

    For example if I have used Rocketdock to open Yahoo, which is setup to use Firefox by default, it will work. However, if I then attempt to use any other Firefox assigned icon or the icon on my desktop all I get is a brief flash of the hourglass and then nothing.
    I do not, however, have any problems opening up multiple tabs in that one open Firefox window.

    I have run Registry Booster, CCleaner etc and I have also re-installed Firefox but without any luck.

    Any ideas?
    Cheers.
     
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe your firefox folder got moved to somewhere?
     
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    I think you can force new windows to open in a tab instead, it's somewhere in the options.

    But if the new window is not even opening in a new tab, then not sure what the problem is.
     
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    Did you try Control+t?
     
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    If you want to use extra windows try doing File-New Window or just do Ctrl+N.
     
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    Thanks for the replies but I think it is more serious than what you have all given me answers for.
    When I turn the computer on and either click the Firefox icon on my desktop of one of my Rocketdock icons it will open up a page. However, if I proceed to do the same again, desktop or Rocketdock, nothing will happen except briefly flash the hourglass next to the cursor.

    An update to this is, if I then close the one and only window I have been able to open I cannot open anymore Firefox windows and I just get the brief blink of the hourglass.

    As mentioned in my first post there is no problem opening multiple tabs in the first and only Firefox window.
     
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    Do you have any add ons installed, if so disable them all and see if it will work.

    If it does then re enable one at a time to find the culprit.

    EDIT: Try RocketDock settings on the general tab unclick the open running instance box
     
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    Also go into the firefox folder and recopy the executable to desktop.
    That has cleared up issues for me in the past.

    Or just reinstall it.
     
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    I sorted the problem. I completely wiped Firefox off my computer and re-installed it.
    Works fine again.
     

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