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Firefox opens 2 windows when opening .html files

 
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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lately, When I double click on a .html file, two Mozilla Firefox windows pop up instead of the normal single window, What could be causing this?
The Firefox shortcut on Desktop only opens in a single window.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What do you get in the 2 windows?

Do the same happen if you create a blank file in notepad and save it as test.html then try to open that?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes both windows open with the webpage, other times one with the webpage the other blank.

test.html opens in two Fiefox windows upon double click. Well, both blank.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the following:

Arrow Open My Computer
Arrow Select Tools and then Folder Options
Arrow Click on the File Types tab
Arrow Select Extension: (NONE), File Type: HyperText Transfer Protocol
Arrow Click Advanced
Arrow In the Edit File Type window, select Open and click Edit
Arrow Clear the DDE message box (which should contain "%1")
Arrow Click OK, Click OK
Arrow Repeat for File Type: HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

completed the instructions. Still no effect.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What version of Firefox are you using? You should be on 2.0.0.8 if not then I suggest you update. The only references to this I can find go way back 3 years!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox version 1.0. I guess updating is the best thing to do.
Could you please explain how this could occur
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem occurs because of a bug in earlier versions of Firefox, so updating is the way to go.
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