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I recently lost all my custom settings on Firefox after an aggressive tech support person "cleaned" my browser settings. When this happened, I lost the ability to move my open tabs to a new group before closing the window they were in.

Previously, when I had multiple windows open, and I initiated an "Exit" or "Close" command on one of the open windows, 2 things happened: (1) First I received a warning message asking me if I wanted to close the window (2) Then I received a second warning message asking me if I wanted to move my tabs before closing the window.

Now, I only receive the 1st message, and I am no longer offered the option of moving my tabs to a new window before closing the current window.

I've tested this both with and without the Tabs Group Manager which I was using prior to the time my browser was "cleaned", and I still have not found a way to restore this missing feature.

Unfortunately, I don't know if this feature/option is: -- provided as a default in Firefox -- a customizable feature in Firefox, or -- a feature in a Firefox add-on.

Can anyone tell me where/how to restore this option to move a group of tabs before closing a window?

Thanks, Metta

I recently lost all my custom settings on Firefox after an aggressive tech support person "cleaned" my browser settings. When this happened, I lost the ability to move my open tabs to a new group before closing the window they were in. Previously, when I had multiple windows open, and I initiated an "Exit" or "Close" command on one of the open windows, 2 things happened: (1) First I received a warning message asking me if I wanted to close the window (2) Then I received a second warning message asking me if I wanted to move my tabs before closing the window. Now, I only receive the 1st message, and I am no longer offered the option of moving my tabs to a new window before closing the current window. I've tested this both with and without the Tabs Group Manager which I was using prior to the time my browser was "cleaned", and I still have not found a way to restore this missing feature. Unfortunately, I don't know if this feature/option is: -- provided as a default in Firefox -- a customizable feature in Firefox, or -- a feature in a Firefox add-on. Can anyone tell me where/how to restore this option to move a group of tabs before closing a window? Thanks, Metta

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Hi Metta,

Thank you for your question. I am not sure what add on you are talking about, but there are options on how to rearrange tabs: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-organize-tabs#w_how-do-i-...

Though it sounds like Tab Mix Plus which is a popular one, or TabCloud which stores sessions https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../tabcloud/

I hope that is one of them, that is all I got.

Hi Metta, Thank you for your question. I am not sure what add on you are talking about, but there are options on how to rearrange tabs: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tab-groups-organize-tabs#w_how-do-i-organize-my-tab-groups] Though it sounds like [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-mix-plus/ Tab Mix Plus] which is a popular one, or TabCloud which stores sessions [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tabcloud/] I hope that is one of them, that is all I got.

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Thank you, guigs2, for your feedback, and my apologies for the confusion. After rereading my question, I realize I made a couple of typos in my original help request which cannot now be corrected. Specifically, the 2nd sentence in the first paragraph should have read:

"I lost the ability to move GROUPS of open tabs to a new WINDOW before closing the window they were in."

This means that, as far as I can tell, neither of your plugin recommendations applies:

-- Apparently, Tab Mix Plus only applies to manipulating tabs WITHIN the existing window and, unless I am missing something, I did not see any reference to the option I'm looking for -- specifically, an automatic prompt offering to move groups of tabs to a new window before closing the existing window.

-- Unfortunately, the other plugin you mentioned (Tag Cloud) appears to be non-functional in the current version of Firefox, based on the most recent user reviews.

In light of this, I will consider the possibility of resubmitting my question with the typos corrected -- and, in the meantime, if there is any additional feedback that you (or anyone else) can offer, I would be most grateful!

Thank you, guigs2, for your feedback, and my apologies for the confusion. After rereading my question, I realize I made a couple of typos in my original help request which cannot now be corrected. Specifically, the 2nd sentence in the first paragraph should have read: "I lost the ability to move GROUPS of open tabs to a new WINDOW before closing the window they were in." This means that, as far as I can tell, neither of your plugin recommendations applies: -- Apparently, Tab Mix Plus only applies to manipulating tabs WITHIN the existing window and, unless I am missing something, I did not see any reference to the option I'm looking for -- specifically, an automatic prompt offering to move groups of tabs to a new window before closing the existing window. -- Unfortunately, the other plugin you mentioned (Tag Cloud) appears to be non-functional in the current version of Firefox, based on the most recent user reviews. In light of this, I will consider the possibility of resubmitting my question with the typos corrected -- and, in the meantime, if there is any additional feedback that you (or anyone else) can offer, I would be most grateful!

Question owner

Update:

The function I was missing eventually reappeared after reinstalling the TabGroups Manager plugin.

This plugin does not work absolutely flawlessly, but even with a few minor bugs, it is a great enhancement to Firefox tabs.

Update: The function I was missing eventually reappeared after reinstalling the TabGroups Manager plugin. This plugin does not work absolutely flawlessly, but even with a few minor bugs, it is a great enhancement to Firefox tabs.