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Windows 7: When Firefox 8 opens, a second FF icon appears on the taskbar?

22 Dec 2011   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
When Firefox 8 opens, a second FF icon appears on the taskbar?

I have FF8 shortcut on my taskbar. All of a sudden, when FF is opened, there is a second FF icon at the far right of the taskbar (not in the systray). Up until now, when FF opens, its existing taskbar icon would show it was open...there never was a second icon. How do I get back to just one icon?


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22 Dec 2011   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Unpin the existing one ... open firefox, and pin the new one . This trick mat do it.
At the same time, upgradation to FF9 may solve it.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Open Options then Tabs & set open new windows in a new tab instead.
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22 Dec 2011   #4
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Arc, problem solved. BTW, Stve, your solution wasn't for my problem. I wasn't having any problem with opening in a new window. Problem was that when FF opened, an extra FF icon found its way onto the taskbar (giing me two icons, one active and the other apparently inactive) and I didn't know how to stop this.
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22 Dec 2011   #5
Arc

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You are welcome
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