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Post Posted January 17th, 2021, 11:33 am

Mac OS Catalina. If I open a local file, Seamonkey opens multiple tabs –it just keeps going. This makes it unusable for editing files. Is this a bug, or is there a setting to prevent this.
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Post Posted January 17th, 2021, 11:37 am

Moving this to SeaMonkey Support...
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Post Posted January 18th, 2021, 10:01 am

What version of SeaMonkey?

What do you mean when you say "open a local file"?
Is that in (SeaMonkey's) Editor or simply something like File | Open, "file:///c:/tmp/dumy.txt" ?
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Post Posted January 18th, 2021, 12:01 pm

Unable to reproduce this with 2.53.6. What is true that if you click on a local html link or file on the dektop or elsewhere two windows are opened. First one shows the initial defined action e.g. open homepage, blank tab or whatever you set. If SeaMonkey is already open only one windows is opened.

File Open and Composer are fine too.

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Post Posted January 21st, 2021, 1:13 pm

Version 2.53.5.1. I open SeaMonkey and navigate to a local file on my hard drive. I open it and it loads into the SM browser, and immediately hundreds of Untitled, blank pages start to load. I would post a screenshot but the forum doesn't seem to allow it. I guess a workaround is to load the page from the net, edit it and save it on my hard drive. I like the security of working from my local site on my hard drive.

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Post Posted January 22nd, 2021, 11:20 am

I open SeaMonkey and navigate to a local file on my hard drive ... and immediately hundreds of Untitled, blank pages start to load

As a test, create a new, clean Profile, then attempt the same.
(I seem to recall a bug where a particular about:config setting would cause something like that.)

Does the same happen in that new Profile, or does the local file load as expected?
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Post Posted January 22nd, 2021, 11:37 am

Daffyd99 wrote:Version 2.53.5.1. I open SeaMonkey and navigate to a local file on my hard drive. I open it and it loads into the SM browser, and immediately hundreds of Untitled, blank pages start to load. I would post a screenshot but the forum doesn't seem to allow it. I guess a workaround is to load the page from the net, edit it and save it on my hard drive. I like the security of working from my local site on my hard drive.

I'm confused. Why are you using a web browser to edit files? :-k Why not open the file in an appropriate program?

Anyway, check your preferences for tab and link behavior: Edit | Preferences | Browser | [Tabbed Browsing] [Link Behavior] It's possible a setting there got changed and is responsible for this behavior. I cannot duplicate it; I'm using 2.53.5.1 on Linux.

And definitely do what @therube suggested, try a fresh, clean profile. If it doesn't happen there, you'll know there's something in your real profile that's responsible.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2021, 6:25 am

Thanks all. I think I have a workround to avoid hundreds of empty pages loading.

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