Solved when i open mozilla firefox browser 2 browsers open

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March 25, 2014 at 11:18:54
Specs: windows xp pro, 1gig
when i click and open firefox browser my normal home page opens plus on top of that another page that looks like the new touchscreen in windows 8 i can close this but why did it just start doing this yesterday 3/24/14 how can i make this stop IE go back to like it was which i beleave is the normal way

Davidw

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March 26, 2014 at 15:53:38
It was an unusual symptom so glad to hear Reset fixed it. If you care to select a Best Answer it will mark this thread as solved.

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#1
March 25, 2014 at 14:35:52
yes it opens a touchscreen window like windows 8 but it still has windows xp pro operating system kind of wondered why this got moved to windows 8 forums just wondering how to fix thanks

Davidw


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#2
March 25, 2014 at 18:05:38
Could you add a screenshot so that we can see this thing that looks like the Win 8 Start Screen? Thx.

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#3
March 25, 2014 at 19:35:53
Your mention of Windows 8 in the body of your question but no mention of XP caused a confusion and a moderator moved the post to Windows 8 apparently.

Are you by chance in Full screen mode in your browser?
You might have changed (or something changed) your home page to multiple home pages (Firefox allows this). Just close any extra pages, Go to Tools>Internet Options and click "Use Current Page" on the general tab to select your preferred home page.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
March 26, 2014 at 04:11:53
no i not in full screen mode. i tried use current page and closed firefox then reopened it and this time 3 browsers came up .did use current page again with the 2 browsers instead of just one. cant do a screen shot sorry

Davidw

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#5
March 26, 2014 at 10:14:52
In options (Firefox tab -> Options) under the "General" tab there is a drop down box asking what firefox should do when it starts.

It usually defaults to "Show my home page", however "Show my windows and tabs from last time" could be causing this behaviour.

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#6
March 26, 2014 at 10:24:56
thanks but it is set to show my home page.guess if push came to shove ill remove mozilla and reload it but i hate to go that much trouble if i dont have to

Davidw


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#7
March 26, 2014 at 14:37:54
Do you get this strange screen in Internet Explorer too?

If not then first try the Firefox Reset:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

If you eventually have to uninstall Firefox and reload it, that's no big deal.

Is the reason you can't produce a screen shot that you don't know how, or is it that you prefer not to?

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#8
March 26, 2014 at 15:33:40
thank you derek the reset worked and yes it wasnt doing it in ie and i dont know how to do a screenshot but ty once again

Davidw


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March 26, 2014 at 15:53:38
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It was an unusual symptom so glad to hear Reset fixed it. If you care to select a Best Answer it will mark this thread as solved.

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