I use the "save and quit" feature when I'm posting on multiple forums (political) and waiting for responses but mostly just open a new browser. Using the Mozilla/Firefox start page as a home page didn't fix the problem.
I'm due a reformat and reinstall of my main OS (XP Pro X86) in a week or two and hope that will fix it. Hopefully there's not something about my settings that is causing this because I always set it up the same way and delete a lot of the crappy items listed under the Bookmarks menu otherwise one has like half a page of things before one gets to the bookmarks
"The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are." - Niccolo Machiavelli