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Why am I unable to open new tabs from my toolbar like I normally do?

I have google as my homepage, I have my email and my facebook as a pin in the toolbar and I have for quite some time opened other tabs to check school email and things on… (read more)

I have google as my homepage, I have my email and my facebook as a pin in the toolbar and I have for quite some time opened other tabs to check school email and things on my online learning page for school. I was able to do this as recently as 4 hours ago, now I cannot open new tabs. Not sure what happened, I disabled add-ons like the post suggested and nothing.

Asked by aprillthompson 6 years ago

Answered by patrickmc 6 years ago

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Firefox Update Causes Loss Of Open Tabs, Loss of Too Many Tabs, and XMarks Problems.

Since updating to V26 of Firefox, all my previously open tabs are showing as New Tabs. There is no sign of the old tabs. How do I get my tabs back? Also, Too Many Tabs ha… (read more)

Since updating to V26 of Firefox, all my previously open tabs are showing as New Tabs. There is no sign of the old tabs. How do I get my tabs back? Also, Too Many Tabs has disappeared altogether, and XMarks is not updating. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by OneTrueFriend 6 years ago

Last reply by OneTrueFriend 6 years ago

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Firefox doesn't warn me before closing multiple tabs!

I don't know when this started, probably a few versions ago, but it is driving me mad! And before you ask, I already checked about:config and both warning options are tru… (read more)

I don't know when this started, probably a few versions ago, but it is driving me mad! And before you ask, I already checked about:config and both warning options are true. After searching a bit, I have found that the cause of this may be that I also have "Show my windows and tabs from last time" selected. Are these two options really incompatible, or is this just a common bug? If they are, is this by design? I close Firefox on accident all the time because Windows does not always automatically set the most recent or top-most window as active, and it is very annoying to have to wait for xmarks to sync when I don't even want to close FF in the first place. If there is currently no way to have firefox warn before closing and restore your tabs, are there any easy work arounds or addons that solve this? Sorry about all the questions but this is so frustrating.

Asked by technologically_inpet 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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When I open a new tab, it's no longer a 'New Tab' but it opens a 'Conduit search' webpage. I did not install that. How do I remove it?

When I open a new tab, I no longer get a blank page. Instead, this link opens automatically. search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3319766&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSourc… (read more)

When I open a new tab, I no longer get a blank page. Instead, this link opens automatically. search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT3319766&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=&Lay=1&UM=2&UP=SPBE0988F4-A2BC-4595-B005-51E70B9E0B94 I did nothing to make this change and I don't recognize it at all. I am concerned that my computer may have a virus, so I will do a scan. How do I remove the above link and make it stop appearing when I open a new tab? I just want a blank page.

Asked by theBreezNeez 6 years ago

Answered by theBreezNeez 6 years ago

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Web Search tab opens every time i open firefox. i do not want this

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it fr… (read more)

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it from opening

Asked by toant 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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I am unable to "open link behind mail" using Mac Mail now. It used to work fine, and just clicking works but not right clicking to open behind mail. Please help

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens w… (read more)

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens when I try to use the feature, to open links behind mail. When I right click nothing happens. Nothing is opened.

Asked by GetPaulHoward 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Is there a way to move tab group from one window to another?

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making… (read more)

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making bookmarks of all the tabs in one group, move to the target window and open the bookmarks there.

To be honest I found this one a slow and messy way to do things and hope to find a better solution or raise this as a feature request.

using up-to-date Firefox (26.0 at the time of writing)

Asked by bsbs 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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The passive tabs on Firefox 29 are much too dark!

The dark gray background doesn't provide enough contrast for the title of the tab, so it takes an extra moment to read it. That's a time-waster and a nuisance. Is a fix i… (read more)

The dark gray background doesn't provide enough contrast for the title of the tab, so it takes an extra moment to read it. That's a time-waster and a nuisance. Is a fix in the works?

Asked by MC 6 years ago

Last reply by Suncoast 5 years ago

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Restore previous session doesn't work, and if browser gets restarted (eg installing an extension) all tabs get lost...

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken. All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and eve… (read more)

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken.

All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and even when the browser gets restarted (for example when an extension is installed or updated) all the sessions get lost: I click Restart in the extensions tab with 10 different tabs opened, and the restarted Firefox window contains NOTHING but the default startup page (on which, by the way, the search box doesn't work at all).

Before someone asks, I've already tried all the standard suggestions:

1) Tried with a new empty profile with NO extension at all 2) Tried deleting ALL profile info, uninstalling FF, then reinstalling and using the default empty profile with NO extensions whatsoever

And the problem is still there: session storage does not function (sessionstore.js doesn't get created).

The only thing that solved the problem was reverting back to FF 28, which I have done.

(By the way, this bug led me to discover another thing which I consider a total ergonomic failure: in FF28 the "check for updates" button in the about dialog MUST be called in another way: this button DOES NOT check for updates, it INSTALLS updates! In fact, if clicked, it does not check and tell me if a new version is available: if the new version is available, having clicked "check" is interpreted as "Download and immediately install the update", and NOTHING can be done to stop this when clicked; even closing FF results in the updated version being installed as soon as downloaded, and the only way to get back to the previous version is to download the specific installed from mozilla and reinstall it! This is NOT a version check, this is a forced update a la M$!)

Any other suggestion form the experts?

Asked by ShoresOfNowhere 6 years ago

Last reply by elMau 5 years ago

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WHY IS GOOGLE NOW SHOWING UP IN MY NEW TABS AFTER THE UPDATE?? I AM FURIOUS

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was. I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this. I DO NOT want to see google, or an… (read more)

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was.

I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this.

I DO NOT want to see google, or any other product, showing up by default when i open a new tab.

This feels like the Microsoft strong arm tactics of the late 1990s. If I want to use google I will...BUT I DO NOT WANT IT FORCED ON ME!!! I trusted Firefox and allowed their updates and today they abused my trust by trying to shove products down my throat. I am furious.

Google seems to be the new evil empire, just like Microsoft used to be....

"MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS".

It looks like it is time to find a new browser, it looks like Firefox has sold out to Google, this is sad day.

I do not want a work around, I want new tabs and windows blank by default.

I hope this is fixed in the next day or so, otherwise I switch to the new browser my friend told me I should be using anyway.... JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT INTERNET EXPLORER LONG AGO.... AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK and I have never opened IE again.

Please don't make me reboot my whole system and clean it all out.... I would rather stick with Firefox, but you need to fix this. I need to be able to trust you.

Asked by Max7777 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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usally when i open a tab firefox crashes how do i fix this?

when i open a new tab it stays there until i search for something then Firefox crashes. i am running windows 7xp. and running 32.0.2 version of Firefox here is a list of… (read more)

when i open a new tab it stays there until i search for something then Firefox crashes. i am running windows 7xp. and running 32.0.2 version of Firefox here is a list of my last 10 crash reports bp-a370f65d-4e60-400e-a8b3-bab8a2141011 15 minutes ago bp-316a3f8f-0775-4b62-be57-bc0c02141011 15 minutes ago bp-72f4e73f-337c-4228-afb9-835cc2141011 19 minutes ago bp-fe79e622-9242-4f85-940f-16ca62141011 26 minutes ago bp-749dbfbc-ed09-4403-8941-c2fec2141011 26 minutes ago bp-f3ac0934-690a-484c-991a-d70972141010 1 day ago bp-5d5f05e4-d82d-4798-b273-3a6d52141010 1 day ago bp-5d7b93b4-95a3-4603-863c-bebac2141010 1 day ago bp-a8fd0ad5-7bef-46ce-86dc-532ee2141010 2 days ago bp-a56e2617-e1eb-4fdc-91ab-23be52141009 2 days ago and a list of my extensions Astromenda NT 11.0.2 false {424b0d11-e7fe-4a04-b7df-8f2c77f58aaf} Astromenda Search Addon 1.2 false {ad7ce998-a77b-4062-9ffb-1d0b7cb23183} BlockAndSurf 1.179 false {56791912-F4C2-417E-D654-2D99CBE99C83} CheckMeUp 1.179 false {CD3858A7-9F92-BD0F-0583-1E9D178F7598} Fast Start 4.3.0 false faststartff@gmail.com Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 false {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} PriceFountain 1.0 false {b6a94784-0ffb-4121-88c6-435139067ee2} YouTube Enhancer Plus 3.3.2 false firefoxaddon@youtubeenhancer.com

Asked by dion69 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Website lookup takes over current tab

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation. Whenever I type in the na… (read more)

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation.

Whenever I type in the name of a website hit enter and then goto a different tab, the page loads on the tab I changed to, not the original tab.

I start with Tab 1 and request cnet in BBN. I change to Tab 2 which has facebook loaded and I'm looking through it.

Request completes

Tab 1 has cnet in a google search Tab 2 has changed to cnet.com by itself.

How do I make this stop?

Asked by chattphotos 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Continuously refreshing a tab after an interval leads to high memory consumption (400MB to 800MB in 30 seconds for 3 refreshes at 10 secs interval), why?

Environment: MAC OSX 10.9.5 Firefox 32.0.3 Firefox keeps consuming lot of memory when you keep refreshing a tab after an interval. I opened a single tab in my firefox and… (read more)

Environment: MAC OSX 10.9.5 Firefox 32.0.3

Firefox keeps consuming lot of memory when you keep refreshing a tab after an interval.

I opened a single tab in my firefox and logged into my gmail account on that. At this stage the memory consumption was about 400MB. I refreshed the page after 10 seconds and it went to 580MB. Again i refreshed after 10 seconds and this time it was 690MB. Finally, when i refreshed 3rd time after 10 seconds, it was showing as 800MB.

Nothing was changed on the page (no new email, chat conversation, etc. nothing). Some how i feel that the firefox is not doing a good job at garbage collection. I tested this use case with lot of other applications and websites and got the similar result. Other browsers like Google chrome, safari, etc. they just work fine.

For one on of my application with three tabs open, the firefox literally crashed after the high memory consumption (around 2GB).

Can someone tell me if this is a known issue in firefox? and is firefox planning to fix it? Right now, is there any workaround or fix for this?

Asked by mp 5 years ago

Last reply by mp 5 years ago

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I know how to change my homepage. I know how to stop multiple pages from opening. Every time I change this , it still opens multiple tabs!!! Very annoying...Tri

When I open Firefox , multiple tabs open!! I have done everything from changing the pipe to %7C , scanning for malware , resetting my homepage to just one , and just abou… (read more)

When I open Firefox , multiple tabs open!! I have done everything from changing the pipe to %7C , scanning for malware , resetting my homepage to just one , and just about every other solution stated in your help community!! I had this problem once before , I did something and it worked! That was a few months ago so I don't remember what I did! It's like that Firefox is not remembering any changes that I make! And yes , I looked up solutions as to why that Firefox isn't changing my preferences or saving my changes also! And I have tried almost all of those solutions too! Nothing is working... thank you for your time...

Asked by iam4goblue 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Session manager + new firefox update = corrupt sessions?!

I just updated to the new firefox and all of my sessions are now blank or possibly corrupted and it only says how many tabs i have in each session ,but i cannot click on … (read more)

I just updated to the new firefox and all of my sessions are now blank or possibly corrupted and it only says how many tabs i have in each session ,but i cannot click on "recover session". Can i roll back the 36 version ,or is it a problem with session manager not being compatible with the new version ? How can i recover my previous session at least?

Asked by shadyz 5 years ago

Last reply by shadyz 5 years ago

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Firefox reloads many (though not neccesarily all) tabs if i sign into or out of gmail. Is it as it should be?

This problem has already been mentioned in a previous thread, but alas due to the combative and impolite nature of the user who brought it up the thread has been closed.… (read more)

This problem has already been mentioned in a previous thread, but alas due to the combative and impolite nature of the user who brought it up the thread has been closed. Nevertheless the issue persists, and probably could be considered a threat to privacy. There are 2 suggested settings that could circumvent the problem in the previous thread. Unfortunately they do not seem to work. The previous thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1046264

Would it be possible to suggest this problem be dealt with by the developers in a later version of Firefox?

Asked by varnyu 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Как отключить вкладку (about:newtab), чтобы при закрытии последней вкладки закрывался Firefox?

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закр… (read more)

При закрытии последней вкладки всегда открывается вкладка "Новая вкладка"(см. скриншот). Её нельзя закрыть, пока не закроешь само окно приложения. Аналогично, нельзя закрыть при помощи панели задач Windows. Эта вкладка сохраняет в себе закладки других сайтов. Но есть существенный недостаток: закладки нельзя настоить вручную, они возникают случайным образом. Из-за этой владки сложно закрыть Firefox.

Asked by denzen 5 years ago

Last reply by denzen 5 years ago

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How do I restore my tabs and windows, whether open or closed, when everything else fails?

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need. Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user h… (read more)

This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need.

Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user has created, either on restarting Firefox (if that option is chosen) or on request.

The details of how to restore tabs are covered in Firefox's basic help online, and even how to deal with several crashes in a row (such as in an addon) ruin the normal backup file are also well explained.

However, today I accidentally pressed Alt+F4 twice on my poorly-designed keyboard and closed my main window, with 93 tabs, and another Firefox window as well. I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but I lost all 93 of my tabs.

I read many of the postings in which people give various suggestions, but none worked. Every time I restored a version of the sessionstore.js file I saw the same lonely empty tab. Restoring prefs.js did nothing, and neither did making changes in the internal configuration constants.

I tried refreshing/resetting Firefox (which preserves bookmarks), but I still couldn't restore the tabs. It was now clear that the problem was in sessionstore.js (and all its backups) for sure.

I'm writing this for people who must restore their windows or tabs, and don't mind getting technical about it. That was my situation.

The solution was to realize that the sessionstore.js file contains JSON code, which is an efficient way to represent integers and strings arranged in a tree structure.

I figured there must be a JSON editor somewhere, and it turns out there is a great one available online, at www.jsoneditoronline.org . It can read a file on your computer, edit it, then save it back on your computer.

As soon as I viewed sessionstore.js in the editor, it was obvious how easy this was going to be. The top level of the tree is understandable. I simply grabbed the data representing the window with 93 tabs, and dragged it from the list of closed Firefox windows to the list of open windows. This automatically moved the history of each tab, and even the strings entered into forms.

After copying sessionstore.js back to the Firefox profile, I started Firefox one more time. The playing of Pandora signalled that my tabs were back and functioning once again.

Now, editing JSON code is not something that everyone is ready for. And your problem might not be reflected in the JSON tree so simply. But, for technical-minded people who don't want to lose their tabs or windows to a mistake or a crash, this technique can be just what's needed when everything else fails.

Asked by David Spector 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When opening Firefox one of my homepages is often replaced by the new tab.

For the last several versions of Firefox one of my two homepages on opening the browser is frequently replaced by a new tab; clicking on the home icon always opens the mi… (read more)

For the last several versions of Firefox one of my two homepages on opening the browser is frequently replaced by a new tab; clicking on the home icon always opens the missing homepage (along with a second copy of the other one that is open), but this is now getting annoying. I was hoping an update would fix the problem, but of course this has not happened.

The problem began several FF versions ago just about the same time I updated CCleaner, so I considered the possibility that the latter was deleting something that interferred with my FF tabs; after having uninstalled that version of CCleaner, however, and reinstalled the previous one - the use of which had never coincided with the tab problem - the continued issue with the new tab was clearly not due to CCleaner, so I could only assume that the problem was with FF itself. (Note: I had not installed any new plug-ins or extensions at the time the problem began.)

Thanks.

Asked by Ian.F 5 years ago

Last reply by Ian.F 5 years ago