Firefox Inactive Tab Refreshes When Clicked

June 6, 2008 5:46am CST
Have you ever had a problem with Firefox refreshing tabs? I use Mozilla Firefox, and have been using it for more than a year, but recently I got a strange bug: after opening several tabs the tabs refreshed themselves when I clicked a hidden tab to bring it to the foreground. I found the reason: the problem was that I installed Skype, and it also installed an add-on for Firefox without my consent. I disabled and then uninstalled the extension via Tools-Add-ons and Firefox started to work normally. Watch out, friends, this might be very dangerous for your online security. After installing new versions of Skype check your Firefox behavior.
1 response
@kayin04 (132)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Hello, stribijev! I, too, have been using FireFox as my browser. But never have I encountered that kind of bug before, probably because I don't install add-ons or Skype. But you (and other Fx users) should be careful in installing add-ons, especially those made by other developers other than Mozilla(for more verified and trusted add-ons, go to the Mozilla homepage instead).
• Poland
6 Jun 08
Yes, I know what you mean. The page that contains information about problematic Firefox extensions is at - I have already found it myself, but the fact that SKYPE's add-on harms a computer is worrying. I did not expect it from Skype.