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Windows 7: Firefox issue...new window give focus back to orig after few seconds

03 Jul 2014   #1
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 
Firefox issue...new window give focus back to orig after few seconds

Windows 7, FF v26. If i have a browser open and click a link that either opens in a new window by default or i right click the link and "open in new window, either way the new window opens and i am reading it then within a few seconds the original window takes focus again. Is there an about:config setting i can change to remedy this?


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06 Jul 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try FF in it's own safe mode and see if it works OK then

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...x-in-safe-mode

If it now works OK, you likely have an add-on that is causing this behavior. If so, you'll need to enable add-ons until you find the culprit (Flash is often the troublemaker)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...o-fix-problems

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07 Jul 2014   #3
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

Tried disabling all addons but still does it.
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07 Jul 2014   #4
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iknowjohnny View Post
Tried disabling all addons but still does it.
That is not the same as using Fx safe mode; from a standard post on the subject in mozillaZine:

>What safe-mode does
Safe Mode temporarily affects the following:
* All extensions are disabled.
* The default theme is used, without a persona.
* The Just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler is disabled.
* The userChrome.css and userContent.css files are ignored.
* The default toolbar layout is used.
* Hardware acceleration is disabled.

-- Safe Mode has no effect on the following --
* The status of plugins is not affected.
* Custom preferences are not affected.
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03 Sep 2014   #5
rmike1991

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had exactly the same problem and it was driving me nuts . Here is how to fix it:
1. Open the folder
Windows 32bit: C:\windows\system32\macromed\flash
Windows 64bit: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash
2. Locate mms.cfg and open it with notepad
3. Add the following line: ProtectedMode=0
4. Save and close.
5. Enjoy
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