I am using Arch Linux and LXDE.

I have downloaded Firefox and moved it over to: /opt/firefox (e.g., mv firefox /opt/firefox).

Next, I created symbolic link to the user/bin folder: ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

When I type in 'firefox' in terminal it launches 2 Firefox windows instead of just one?

Can someone shed some light on why this is happening?

EDIT: Deleted my firefox folder in /opt and symbolic link in /usr/bin and reinstalled with pacman -S firefox and it still launches 2 windows.

Any idea why this is happening?

  • What's your PATH variable show? Also why didn't you just use pacman -S firefox? – txtechhelp Jul 26 '15 at 1:04
  • How do I show the path variable? Does pacman -S firefox download the 64bit version or just the standard 32bit? echo $PATH shows me /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/bin/site_perl:/usr/bin/vendor_perl:/usr/bin/core_perl – peter_jackson Jul 26 '15 at 1:06
  • Your $PATH variable is what I meant, sorry, you showed it though :) Doesn't show any 'odd' signs so it might be a misconfiguration elsewhere (LXDE maybe?) .. but pacman will download whatever build you're on, so if your using a 64 bit kernel, it will download the 64 bit version. – txtechhelp Jul 26 '15 at 1:14
  • Ok, I just deleted my firefox folder in /opt and the symbolic link in /usr/bin. Installed it with pacman -S firefox and it still launches 2 windows. – peter_jackson Jul 26 '15 at 1:35

I just reset Firefox and removed all settings in about:config and extensions, it seems to be back to normal now.

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