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Firefox wont save and reopen my tabs after restarting

Hello everyone, looking for some help with Firefox after recently making the switch from Chrome. Firefox (on Mac) simply doesnt save my tabs and does not reopen them afte… (read more)

Hello everyone,

looking for some help with Firefox after recently making the switch from Chrome. Firefox (on Mac) simply doesnt save my tabs and does not reopen them after closing Firefox or restarting. I have checked all the help sites, settings and whatelse but cant find a solution for this.

Asked by Burak 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (read more)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (read more)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox removes port number from pasted URLs

When I paste an URL with a port number in the address field of a new tab and press return, then the port number gets removed. Example: I paste "http://localhost:5707/typo… (read more)

When I paste an URL with a port number in the address field of a new tab and press return, then the port number gets removed.

Example: I paste "http://localhost:5707/typo3" and press return Firefox then tries to connect to "https://localhost/typo3/", which is SSL and has no port number.

How can I disable that behavior?

This happens with Firefox 84

Asked by cweiske 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Firefox limiting pinned tabs to 3 tabs

Anytime I have more than 3 pinned tabs when I reopen firefox it will unpin all tabs except for the first 3. I can repin them and everything works fine until I close and r… (read more)

Anytime I have more than 3 pinned tabs when I reopen firefox it will unpin all tabs except for the first 3. I can repin them and everything works fine until I close and reopen firefox, then it will unpin all tabs except the first 3. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox and still have the same issue.

Asked by kcthomas 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Tabs showing up in Book Mark Tool Bar

I have 945 tabs that show up in what I'll call the "Bookmark Took Bar" just below the home page tool bar. Most are duplicates. I want to clear these and only have a few… (read more)

I have 945 tabs that show up in what I'll call the "Bookmark Took Bar" just below the home page tool bar. Most are duplicates. I want to clear these and only have a few important tabs (bookmarks?) in the bookmark tool bar. Can you help me.

Are books marks the same as tabs. How can I prevent this from happening again?

Asked by Clyde 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Links Opening in New Window

When I click on a link, Firefox opens the link in a new window, even though I have "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" checked in Options. I want links to open i… (read more)

When I click on a link, Firefox opens the link in a new window, even though I have "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" checked in Options. I want links to open in a new tab in the same window. I'm updated to the most current version of Firefox, too. How can I fix it?

Thanks, Leah

Asked by Lkreuter23 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Is there a way to change the name/words on a tab, or its color?

As a webgroup site manager I usually have a single window open dedicated to multiple pages within the site. I can have as many as a half-dozen tabs ALL with the same name… (read more)

As a webgroup site manager I usually have a single window open dedicated to multiple pages within the site. I can have as many as a half-dozen tabs ALL with the same name - (then the page-in-use). But all I can see/read is the first part. Is there a way to 'customize' the contents/name/words showing on a tab? Or a way to change the color of the tabs to help differentiate which one is which? I'd like to be able to change "main@beta.groups.io | Messages" to just "Messages" because "main@beta.groups.io | Pending Messages" looks exactly the same until out-of-sight in the tab. Or, I'd be happy enough to make "Messages" green and "Pending Messages" to orange.

Asked by antiquetuck 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

All Pinned And Open Tabs Lost ☹

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closin… (read more)

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closing Firefox and restarting it would fix the issue. I did just that, closed Firefox and reopened it to find that ALL of my pinned and open tabs were GONE. This also happens if another instance of Firefox is opened and I close my main one first by accident and then close the other Firefox instance - ALL TABS LOST.

This is what I have done: • I started to restore the pinned tabs as I could remember what they were but I was not able to remember the open tabs that were not pinned • I searched for lost tabs on the web and on the Mozilla support site but was not able to find any useful help - most of it seems outdated or no long compatible with my version of Firefox. • I looked for the sessionrestore files on my local PC but could not find them - this must have changed in some version of Firefox between version 42 and version 82 that I have. • I looked in the AddOn store to find something that would help restore and prevent this issue - but found nothing. A very old post, from 2012, indicated one that did this but it is no longer available. • All of the Options in Firefox to restore previous session, reopen previous tabs and all that were blank.

This is VERY frustrating in that it results in lots of down time to recreate what was open and is equivalent to working on a document for days or weeks only to find out that the Microsoft file got corrupt or did not save properly.

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (64-bit).

Two questions: 1/ Is there any way I can get the pinned and open tabs back from the previous session? 2/ What can I do to avoid this issue EVER happening again.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by BBBB1290 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Automatic tab change

Hello guys, I have trouble for a few days, when I open a new Tab, Firefox automatically switched to it, whereas this behavior is disabled in the settings, for a long time… (read more)

Hello guys, I have trouble for a few days, when I open a new Tab, Firefox automatically switched to it, whereas this behavior is disabled in the settings, for a long time... As you can see on the screenshot. I try to reactivate it, and nothing happened, so I disabled it, but no result either.

Do you guys notice the same trouble ?

Asked by Minato 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

This is getting old. Pinned tabs disappear and must be re-entered by hand. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore does not work

Why? I note there are over 2300 people who have reported this issue. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore looses saved sessions and replaces them with sessions with o… (read more)

Why? I note there are over 2300 people who have reported this issue. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore looses saved sessions and replaces them with sessions with only a few tabs. 1. What can I do until someone fixes FF? 2. When it is going to be fixed? Is there an extension that works to restore pinned tabs?

I have now spent several hours re-pinning tabs.

Asked by jamesosbourneholmes 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Moving tabs to below the address bar Firefox 84

Hello, For some reason my Firefox upgraded without my permission last night. I usually refuse the pop ups because every time there's an update it takes me forever to get… (read more)

Hello, For some reason my Firefox upgraded without my permission last night. I usually refuse the pop ups because every time there's an update it takes me forever to get things back the way I like them.

That said, this time around I can NOT get the tabs to reposition underneath the address bar. HELP?

I have this in my userChrome.css which I believe is where the setting / option should be.


@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul); /* TABS: on bottom */

  1. navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
  2. TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}
  1. TabsToolbar {
position: absolute !important;
bottom: 0 !important;
width: 100vw !important;

}

Asked by trekrjill 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 4 months ago

Last reply by the_new_mr 3 weeks ago

Firefox Tabs will not allow me to set a default home page to display

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I wa… (read more)

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I want to land on my chosen web site, in this case, Google.com. The previous versions of Firefox that I've had always allowed this. Please allow people to chose their own open tab page. Thanks!

Asked by tethys 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago