Here's what I tried, and I think I may
have found the cause of my problem.
I stopped using K-Meleon for about a week.
My problem did not occur during that week.
I then starting using K-Meleon again and my
problem started up again.
I then tried siria's suggestion of installing
I did not leave it installed long enough to
find out if would work because...
Foolproof Terminator ERASED all my Bookmark
icons. I was NOT happy about that at all.
I removed it immediately.
While experimenting with different ideas to
solve my problem... I stumbled on something.
When my K-Meleon starts up... there is one
tab being shown.
And as long as I never "use" that very first
tab (the one on the far left) for anything...
my problem never occurs.
When I want to navigate to a web page... I open
a "New" tab and use it, instead of the first tab.
As long as I religiously stick to doing it this
way... everything is fine (no startup problem).
It seem like a small price to pay to avoid my
startup problem... so I don't mind doing it.