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When browser is closed and I click a link in an app/email, FF opens my old tabs in one window and a second window with the link I clicked.

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The problem is basically in the title. The expected behavior:

1. With FF closed, I click a link in an app or document. 2. FF opens and shows my old tabs in one or more windows. 3. The link I clicked opens in a new tab in the same window as my old tabs.

My browser is set to "Open previous windows and tabs" on restart, and to "Open links in a new tab rather than a new window." I tried some basic about:config fixes as advised here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1331882) with no luck.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?

Firefox 105 - MacOS - add-ons include uBO, Containers.

The problem is basically in the title. The expected behavior: 1. With FF closed, I click a link in an app or document. 2. FF opens and shows my old tabs in one or more windows. 3. The link I clicked opens in a new tab in the same window as my old tabs. My browser is set to "Open previous windows and tabs" on restart, and to "Open links in a new tab rather than a new window." I tried some basic about:config fixes as advised here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1331882) with no luck. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this? Firefox 105 - MacOS - add-ons include uBO, Containers.

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This is a known bug on Mac when you open an external link when Firefox isn't running.

  • 1600153 - macOS 10.15 Catalina - two firefox windows are opened when clicking on external link

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https://https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
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Thank you. That's good to know. Thanks to all the volunteers and devs who work on these issues.

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