Firefox icon appears in taskbar but everytime I open a new webpage another Firefox icon appears behind the first. I've had as many as 10. How can I stop this?

Don't know what else to say except that I've tried every suggestion to stop the multiple tiled icons in the task bar as I could find. When I say tiled I mean that the second and third (etc.) icons are slightly offset to the right of the top one. If there are several there and I click on the top one every page I visited but did not close before going on to another website will appear in a small window just above the taskbar.

This looks normal to me, I tend to have several windows open at the same time. I get the same tiling for other applications, such as MS Word and Adobe Reader. There might be a Windows-wide setting for this.
If you only have one window but multiple tabs in the window, you should be able to turn off the separate display of tabs on the Taskbar in the Options dialog.
I'm sure Fred would have directed you here for that:
orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Tabs
Uncheck the box for "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar"

Similar Messages

  • When I hit my home button, firefox opens a new tab window each time along with the homw page that it takes me to. How do I stop this extra tab from opening?

    The above question says it all. I get an extra blank window opened every time I go to my home page using the Home button.

    Do you have a '''|''' following the web address that you set for your Home Page in Options > General?
    That vertical bar symbol is used to separate tabs URL's when multiple homepages are set as the "Home Page", and if only that vertical bar symbol is there, a blank tab will be opened.

  • Firefox keeps switching to newly opened tabs, although the option to do so is turned off. How can I stop this?

    When I open a link in a new tab the browser's focus switches to the tab right beside the one in current use more often than it does the one just opened.
    I would much prefer it to not switch to tabs automatically unless it is a blank tab being opened. The option "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" unchecked, yet it still switches to the tab right beside [adjacent] the current one, even if the newly opened tab is ten tabs away. It will stop for a while if I turn it on, save, then turn it back off, but returns after Firefox has been closed and reopened.

    Start Firefox in [[Safe Mode]] to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).
    * Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
    See:
    * [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]]
    See also:
    * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

  • I just bought a new I mac but when I try to go on facebook through Safari the webpage does not open and instead I get : safari cannot connect to the server (Safari no puede conectarse al servitor). How can I solve this problem? Please help. Thank you

    Please help

    It might have something to do with Proxies. Have a look in System Preferences>Network, click on your network - either ethernet or wifi - and click on the Proxies tab. Anything selected in there. If so deselect and then try.
    Have you tried using another brrowser, maybe Chrome or Firefox?

  • I use Firefox on Windows Vista. I have a Norton toolbar. Every day Firefox makes me reinstall the Norton toolbar in order to use it. How do I stop this ?

    When my computer has been shutdown for a while, I don't have my Norton toolbar when I first start Firefox. If I then restart Firefox a window opens asking if I want to allow Norton to install the toolbar. When I click allow I am told I have to then restart Firefox again. Upon restarting Firefox again my Norton toolbar is present. Since I shut the computer down every night, I have to go through this entire procedure every morning when I start it up. There is surely a fix for this.

    Hello,
    The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information.
    Note: ''This will cause you to lose any Extensions (wont uninstall norton toolbar), Open websites, and some Preferences.''
    To Reset Firefox do the following:
    #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
    #Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
    #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
    #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.
    Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article.
    Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!
    Thank you.

  • Everytime I click to update then restart FireFox update 35.0.1 it pops needing to be reinstalled. How can i stop this? it is annoying.

    Everytime I click to update then restart FireFox update 35.0.1 it pops needing to be reinstalled again. How can i stop this? it is annoying.

    Hello mth24car, please try to '''download and install firefox''', do the next steps:
    1. Download a copy of the latest firefox from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html (full dmg package)
    2. '''Trash''' the current Firefox application to do a clean install.
    3. Install the version that you have downloaded.
    Do not select to remove your personal data, your profile data is stored elsewhere in the [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Mac Firefox Profile Folder], so you won't lose your bookmarks or other personal data.
    see also: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac Installing Firefox on Mac]
    thank you

  • When i want to return to my home page I click on the home icon and it resets the page to my home page but also open a blak tab which i don't want how can I stop this as i have too many tabs open.

    When I want to return to my home page after looking at a website I click on the home icon and it resets the page to my home page but also open a blak tab which i don't want.How can I stop this as I have too many tabs open and have to close all of them.

    You may have an unwanted extension that is modifying sites (or the toolbar area). Try this:
    Disable ALL nonessential or unrecognized extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:
    * Ctrl+Shift+a
    * orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
    In the left column, click Extensions. Then, if in doubt, disable.
    Usually a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.
    Does that flush the tab?
    Please report back on anything suspicious you find so others can learn about its bad behavior.

  • I use Firefox as my default browser but, on any site, keep getting some words underlined in green from which an ad pops up. Really peeing me off! Doesn't happen on IE or Chrome. How can I stop this?

    I use Firefox as my default browser but, on any site, keep getting some words underlined in green from which an ad pops up. Really peeing me off! Doesn't happen on IE or Chrome. How can I stop this?

    From what you have described, I don't think you are ever going to pick that up as malware at all. But I did look at the site you mentioned in Google Chrome, and in IE9. First thought was maybe Chrome suppresses it, but that would be contrary to trying to convince you that their AdSense or IntelliTXT is "helping" you.
    What I did find in Chrome was
    "Google Chrome's connection attempt to ad-apac.doubleclick.net was rejected. The website may be down, or your network may not be properly configured."
    Since I don't have ad blockers in Chrome or IE, that tells me that my hosts file is doing its job, you can draw you own conclusions. There is something similar displayed in IE, but I can't read what was there because the font-size was too big. for the space. In Firefox with "Adblock Plus" extension it is all wiped out. The hosts file works across the entire system but is directed at blocking malware sites more than advertising. "Adblock Plus" is very good at blocking ads and can do its blocking with more generic filters, and can block a lot of malware from coming in but it can't block at the system level that a hosts file can.
    In IE although I can only see "It appea" because the font is too large and text does not wrap it does actually say "It appears you are connected to the Internet, but you might want to try to reconnect to the Internet."
    I would certainly suggest installing "Adblock Plus" extension and the "Easylist (USA)" filter subscription -- links are in the links previously provided, and installing the hosts file as well also in the links.
    It takes a bit more work to install and maintain a hosts file but the directions should be clear enough.

  • Firefox opens but no content is shown, url says the website but the tab does not load up and says '(untitled)'. how can i fix this?

    firefox opens but no content is shown, url says the website but the tab does not load up and says 'untitle'. how can i fix this?
    == This happened ==
    Every time Firefox opened
    == after norton asked me to restart my laptop. ==
    == User Agent ==
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6.5; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; eSobiSubscriber 2.0.4.16; .NET4.0C)

    Hi,
    Unfortunately we had a data base error today and lost some user accounts when we had to go back to our backups. If you have started this thread, your's is one of those. Since we can not recreate your account, please sign-up for a new account here to reply to the forum messages:
    https://support.mozilla.org/users/auth
    You can use the same username and email address as before. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

  • I have created another iTunes library (so I have 1 for an ipod touch and 1 for an iPad), but the apps from the iPad appear in both libraries. How can I stop this so teh 2 libraries are completely separate please?

    I have created another iTunes library (so I have 1 for an ipod touch and a separate 1 for an iPad), but the apps from the iPad appear in both libraries. How can I stop this so the 2 libraries are completely separate? Thanks

    You don't need two separate libraries to manage two devices.
    I suspect the reason that the apps are appearing in both libraries is that you have enabled automatic downloads in iTunes and automatic syncing of apps so that all your purchases end up in both libraries, defeating your original aim.
    Why not use a single library and make playlists for the media content you want on each device? Disable Settings > Store > Automatic Downloads > Apps on each device, then connect each device in turn and turn off Automatically Sync Apps on the Apps page.
    You can now manage your devices independently, while only having to manage the content of one iTunes library, instead of two.
    tt2

  • When opening Firefox, I keep receiving a window stating: I am getting a JavaScript application window stating" TypeError: Components.classes['@softage.ru/skype/SkypeFfExtension;1']. How can I stop this messagge to appear ?

    Each time I open Firefox program, I keep getting a window stating: I am getting a JavaScript application window stating" TypeError: Components.classes['@softage.ru/skype/SkypeFfExtension;1'].
    How can I stop this message to appear ?

    Issue caused by Skype addon by Firefox. Which version of Skype are you using? Make sure its latest one?
    *skype.com

  • HT1725 Everytime I plug my phone into to sync, Itunes starts downloading the same rented movie over and over. I go in and delte it from my library but it does it again. How can I stop this from happening?

    Everytime I plug my phone into to sync, Itunes starts downloading the same rented movie over and over. I go in and delte it from my library but it does it again. How can I stop this from happening?

    The sort fields should generally be empty unless you've putting in custom values to sort solo artists by their surnames. You can apply common changes to thousands of tracks at once, just don't apply the wrong change because there is no undo.
    It is a good idea to backup before undertaking large scale changes. See this backup tip for a suggested approach.
    tt2
    Message was edited by: turingtest2

  • Updated to iOS 7, but only the first page of my app buttons stayed.  How can I get them back?

    I just updated to iOS 7, but only the first page of my app buttons stayed.  How can I get them back?  And how do I show the Apple Music and Weather app- I can find them in spotlight, but there isn't an app button for them.

    Are you sure you don't see them when you swipe to the left?
    I actually had only one icon showing on the second page .... and then all of the rest showed up on pages 3, 4, etc.
    The Apple Music app is a red box with a white note
    Weather app is a blue box with a white cloud and yellow sun
    Did you try resetting or restarting the device?

  • My Wifi doesn´t work. The Wifi icon on top menu bar states there is no hardware connected. How can I resolve this as previously Wifi connection worked perfectly. Is this something that to do with the computer hardware? Please advise.

    My Wifi doesn´t work. The Wifi icon on top menu bar states there is no hardware connected. How can I resolve this as previously Wifi connection worked perfectly. Is this something that to do with the computer hardware? Please advise.

    SkyDaughter29 wrote:
    My current situation: I have soooo many texts on my iphone and I haven't deleted many because I need the information contained in them for future reference and for legal purposes.  I would really like to find a means and way to save them other than on the phone itself. I've done searches for various apps yet I'm not finding what I think I would need.  It appears Apple does not sync the texts between the iphone and my MacBook Pro.
    Try the computer apps PhoneView (Mac) or TouchCopy (Mac & PC):
    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/
    http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/index.php
    Best of luck.

  • I used Time Machine to recover my Pictures folder. This created a folder called Pictures (original) but I cannot open it.  There is a do not enter roadsign, red disk and white bar on it.  How can I see the contents?

    I used Time Machine to recover my Pictures folder. This created a folder called Pictures (original) but I cannot open it.  There is a do not enter roadsign, red disk and white bar on it.  How can I see the contents?

    Repairing the permissions of a home folder in Lion is a complicated procedure. I don’t know of a simpler one that always works.
    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:
    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)
    ☞ In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.
    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:
    chmod -R -N ~
    The command will take a noticeable amount of time to run. When a new line ending in a dollar sign ($) appears below what you entered, it’s done. You may see a few error messages about an “invalid argument” while the command is running. You can ignore those. If you get an error message with the words “Permission denied,” enter this:
    sudo !!
    You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up.
    Next, boot from your recovery partition by holding down the key combination command-R at startup. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.
    When the recovery desktop appears, select Utilities ▹ Terminal from the menu bar.
    In the Terminal window, enter “resetpassword” (without the quotes) and press return. A Reset Password window opens. You’re not going to reset the password.
    Select your boot volume if not already selected.
    Select your username from the menu labeled Select the user account if not already selected.
    Under Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs, click the Reset button.
    Select  ▹ Restart from the menu bar.

Maybe you are looking for

  • How to add totaling at the end of BI Publisher Report. ????

    Dear All: I have payment amount in BI publisher . And I want its totaling at the end of each group. How can I add. Can any body know. Thanks ALi

  • Link error during fcompile

    Hi, I am getting this error during fcompile of a large (12MB) pgf file link: fatal error LNK1141: failure during build of exportes file error during compilation, aborting This is under Windows NT and MSVC compiler. MSVC Documetation says that this co

  • Dreamweaver8, MySQL....

    Hey guys i need your help please, i'm in a bit of confused. I'm building a vehicle rental system and I have created a database using MySQL that i'm successfully connecting to through dreamweaver 8 I have the following at the moment : select Location

  • HT201210 Can't get iOS 6 update to install on my iPad

    I've tried all of the suggested fixes I've found online & many others but still can't get my iPad 2 (wifi & 3g) to update to iOS 6. I've the latest OSX and iTunes, my anti-virus is off  but I get the msg firmware file is corrupted when it unpacks the

  • IPhone video to iMovie HD is distorted

    When I upload video shot on my iPhone 3Gs into iMovie HD it seems the aspect ratio is distorted. It imports just fine, and audio is fine too, it's just that the ratio is too wide. People (actually all images) look fine on the iPhone, but appear short