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Firefox Sync places "Tabs" from other devices all on a single page.

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Before late yesterday and today, I had never used Firefox Sync. I did eventually find the results under the History menu, under "Tabs from other Devices". The system was not well explained. I searched the internet, and did not find any explanation of where to find the results. All of the "Tabs" were on one page, vertically listed from top to bottom. They were not in the order I had them in my browser windows, but appeared to be in somewhat of a random, haphazard order. Before Firefox crashed yesterday, I probably had 300 - 400 tabs open in the two windows. There is no way the current Sync system will be of any value to me. I have had crashes, for about the last year or so, because my Windows XP computer only has 1.5 Gb of memory, which is still more than a lot of XP computers had. An acquaintance has a Windows Vista computer with 2 Gb memory, and also experiences crashes. I recently purchased a Windows 7 64 bit computer with a lot of memory. I moved by bookmarks over ( for Firefox), and even got Netscape 4.8 running, even though it has a 16 bit installer, that will not run by itself on a 64 bit system, but there seems to be no easy way to transfer the contents of my Firefox tabs over. I considered using MozBackup, to transfer the tabs, but the author said he did not think that was a good idea.

Before late yesterday and today, I had never used Firefox Sync. I did eventually find the results under the History menu, under "Tabs from other Devices". The system was not well explained. I searched the internet, and did not find any explanation of where to find the results. All of the "Tabs" were on one page, vertically listed from top to bottom. They were not in the order I had them in my browser windows, but appeared to be in somewhat of a random, haphazard order. Before Firefox crashed yesterday, I probably had 300 - 400 tabs open in the two windows. There is no way the current Sync system will be of any value to me. I have had crashes, for about the last year or so, because my Windows XP computer only has 1.5 Gb of memory, which is still more than a lot of XP computers had. An acquaintance has a Windows Vista computer with 2 Gb memory, and also experiences crashes. I recently purchased a Windows 7 64 bit computer with a lot of memory. I moved by bookmarks over ( for Firefox), and even got Netscape 4.8 running, even though it has a 16 bit installer, that will not run by itself on a 64 bit system, but there seems to be no easy way to transfer the contents of my Firefox tabs over. I considered using MozBackup, to transfer the tabs, but the author said he did not think that was a good idea.

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Ibai
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Hi!

Am I reading correctly that you have three hundred or more tabs open? Could I ask how are you managing those?

If you need to keep those websites handy, I would strongly recommend using Bookmarks: Bookmarks in Firefox

Firefox Sync is not designed to have the same tabs open in several computers but to have access to single tabs that you may need in a different device. That's why they are all shown in one page.

By using Bookmarks, you can better manage this favorite sites and synchronize them across devices with Firefox Sync.

Is this helpful? Ibai

Hi! Am I reading correctly that you have three hundred or more tabs open? Could I ask how are you managing those? If you need to keep those websites handy, I would strongly recommend using Bookmarks: [[How to use bookmarks to save and organize your favorite websites]] Firefox Sync is not designed to have the same tabs open in several computers but to have access to single tabs that you may need in a different device. That's why they are all shown in one page. By using Bookmarks, you can better manage this favorite sites and synchronize them across devices with Firefox Sync. Is this helpful? Ibai

Question owner

I have most of the items bookmarked. Having 200 - 300 tabs open saves time, since I don't have to go to the bookmarks, if the tabs are already open. One problem has been crashes, but as long as I can restore a previous session, I can still get to the data. I had quite a few tabs open when I was planning to purchase a new computer. I also follow the stock market, and the weather. I was also looking at various VIrtual Private Networking (VPN) sites. At one time, I probably had 20 - 50 tabs open, just for those. I did bookmark a few, but unfortunately lost the VPN tabs, when Firefox crashed. Even if I don`t go to a particular group of tabs very often, leaving it open is faster, especially since I will know where they are. I often put the computer in standby mode, rather than shutting it off, especially if I will remain in the same location.

I have most of the items bookmarked. Having 200 - 300 tabs open saves time, since I don't have to go to the bookmarks, if the tabs are already open. One problem has been crashes, but as long as I can restore a previous session, I can still get to the data. I had quite a few tabs open when I was planning to purchase a new computer. I also follow the stock market, and the weather. I was also looking at various VIrtual Private Networking (VPN) sites. At one time, I probably had 20 - 50 tabs open, just for those. I did bookmark a few, but unfortunately lost the VPN tabs, when Firefox crashed. Even if I don`t go to a particular group of tabs very often, leaving it open is faster, especially since I will know where they are. I often put the computer in standby mode, rather than shutting it off, especially if I will remain in the same location.

Question owner

One other thing I was doing some time ago, was looking at various types of telescopes, and also a DLSR camera. When you are doing a lot of research on a possible purchase, it is easier to leave the tabs open.

One other thing I was doing some time ago, was looking at various types of telescopes, and also a DLSR camera. When you are doing a lot of research on a possible purchase, it is easier to leave the tabs open.
the-edmeister
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Did you read this paragraph - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-bookmarks-to-save-and-organize-websites#w_how-do-i-bookmark-all-of-my-open-tabs - in the support article that Ibai hyperlinked?

Hopefully, the Bookmark All Tabs... feature will work with that many tabs.Then to open those tabs, right-click that folder and select Open All in Tabs.

Did you read this paragraph - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-bookmarks-to-save-and-organize-websites#w_how-do-i-bookmark-all-of-my-open-tabs - in the support article that '''Ibai''' hyperlinked? Hopefully, the '''Bookmark All Tabs...''' feature will work with that many tabs.Then to open those tabs, right-click that folder and select '''Open All in Tabs'''.