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Firefox restoring sessions on startup despite "Restore previous sessions" being unchecked in startup

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_… (read more)

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart is false, and browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash is false as well. Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 91.0.2, only add-on is TreeStyleTabs, but this behavior displays with add-ons disabled.

Asked by william.harryman 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Can't restore previous session, "recently closed windows" grayed out

Hi I had two Firefox windows open. One with 100+ tabs and the other with 1 tab. I closed the Firefox with 100 tabs, and then closed the one with 1 tab, without thinking. … (read more)

Hi

I had two Firefox windows open. One with 100+ tabs and the other with 1 tab. I closed the Firefox with 100 tabs, and then closed the one with 1 tab, without thinking. I then realised that I should have closed them in the opposite order, because I want the 100 tabs to get restored.

I opened Firefox again and was dismayed to see just the single tab get restored. I did some searching and backed up the "sessionstore-backups" folder.

I then tried to close Firefox and replace sessionstore.jsonlz4 with previous.jsonlz4 from the backed up "sessionstore-backups" folder. This did not work, as when I opened Firefox I still only got the 1 tab back and "recently closed windows" remains grayed out. Ctrl+Shift+N does nothing as well.

I used https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html to inspect the backed up previous.jsonlz4 file and it shows

Open Windows Open Window 1 Tab 1 [...]

Closed Windows Closed Window 1 Tab 1 [...] [...] Tab 125 [...]

So the previous.jsonlz4 file does contain my mistakenly closed window but I can't get Firefox to restore the tabs!

Can anyone please help me get my tabs back? I'm on Firefox v96.0.1.

Asked by Shosha 6 days ago

Answered by Shosha 5 days ago

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Close tab button disappears from inactive tabs with 8 or more open tabs

Before updating to Firefox 96, I could close tabs no matter how squished they were. Now I cannot. Someone with a similar problem at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/ques… (read more)

Before updating to Firefox 96, I could close tabs no matter how squished they were. Now I cannot. Someone with a similar problem at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1194322 was able to find help, but I'm not meeting with any success implementing their chosen fix. Is there a way to keep the close tab button active with this many tabs anymore, or is that out?

Asked by shinichineko 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) not working

Dear Mozilla/Firefox, I've been using Firefox over the last couple of months/years but I just can't get the restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) to work on… (read more)

Dear Mozilla/Firefox,

I've been using Firefox over the last couple of months/years but I just can't get the restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) to work on my windows PC.

Here's a (Loom) recording of me showing that Firefox does correctly track the history of closed tabs and that I can click on them to restore but the shortcut (which is also mentioned as CTRL+SHIFT+T) just won't work: https://www.loom.com/share/7048894683654dccb4926aa4dd09e6a6

What I've tried so far: - Check if the history is actively collected - No I'm not using private browsing - I've read another support thread to check "about:config" and in there check that "browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo" is set (in my case it's the default 25) - Disabling all extensions (which I don't think are any suspicious or weird ones but disabled just to check - see attached image) - Resetting Firefox through the windows uninstaller - Fully uninstalling (using Revo Uninstaller with advanced check) and reinstalling Firefox

Please help me because I'm about to quit Firefox for such often used feature just not working...

P.S. it's working perfectly on my Macbook and I'm running the latest 96.0.1 64bit version

Asked by Rick Goemans 5 days ago

Answered by Rick Goemans 4 days ago

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Can't restore previous session tabs after Firefox crash using Firefox 95 on Mac

I have consulted https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time. That article says: -Click on the menu button [three lines at the upper right] to… (read more)

I have consulted https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time. That article says:

-Click on the menu button [three lines at the upper right] to open the menu panel. -Click History. -Click Recently Closed Tabs.

I am using Firefox 95.0.2 for Mac (iOS 10.15.7). There is no "Recently Closed Tabs" option to click after clicking on History per the above instruction. I have saved various files from the time of the crash, in particular "previous.jsonlz4" (a 20.6 MB file, as I had a very large number of tabs open). Is there any way to use this or some other file to restore my old tabs?


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox (desktop) section as you have macOS.

Asked by PLS1 5 days ago

Answered by PLS1 4 days ago

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If you're a userChrome.css user and your tab height increased on 96.0.2...

If you use userChrome.css to customise the tab toolbar, you might see the height of the tabs increase with Firefox 96.0.2. For me the fix was to add an entry to userChro… (read more)

If you use userChrome.css to customise the tab toolbar, you might see the height of the tabs increase with Firefox 96.0.2. For me the fix was to add an entry to userChrome.css:

   #tabbrowser-tabs:not([secondarytext-unsupported]) .tab-label-container {
     height: initial !important;
   }

This counteracts a change in 96.0.2 which sets the height of that element to 2em.

Asked by pg_78 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Is there a setting to force searches to create new tab when performed from a pinned tab?

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selecte… (read more)

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selected? Thanks for any help.

Asked by colt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to access Firefox Preview (mobile) Tab Collections feature on Firefox?

Is there a way to access the Firefox Preview Tab Collections feature on any build (stable, beta or otherwise) of Firefox for desktop? If not, is this planned for the futu… (read more)

Is there a way to access the Firefox Preview Tab Collections feature on any build (stable, beta or otherwise) of Firefox for desktop? If not, is this planned for the future?

Asked by Nick Clarke 2 years ago

Answered by Seburo 2 years ago

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Opening a set of multiple pages when i start up Firefox

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search prod… (read more)

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search produces outdated references to an option to use "current pages" In about:preferences.

Asked by Tracey Lowndes 2 years ago

Answered by Tracey Lowndes 2 years ago

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How can I get tabs below in firefox 71.0?

Since the new update, tabs are on top again. And the fix for the last time it no longer worked (as usual) is not valid anymore. What must I do now? And why is firefox so … (read more)

Since the new update, tabs are on top again. And the fix for the last time it no longer worked (as usual) is not valid anymore. What must I do now? And why is firefox so set on placing the tabs on top? Thanks

Asked by tortured by Firefox 2 years ago

Answered by Eve 2 years ago

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Firefox 71 changed my toolbar arrangement

My Tabs toolbar used to be under my Links toolbar. It is now above the Address toolbar. How do I put my Tabs toolbar back where I want it (not where Firefox arbitrarily d… (read more)

My Tabs toolbar used to be under my Links toolbar. It is now above the Address toolbar.

How do I put my Tabs toolbar back where I want it (not where Firefox arbitrarily decided to put it)?

Alternately, How do I go back to FireFox 70.0.1?

System: Windows 8.1, 64-bit

              FireFox 71, 64-bit 

Note: My laptop (Windows 8.1, 64-bit) has Firefox 70.0.1 (but wants me to "update" (sic)). It has the tool bars in my preferred order. I'm not about to "update" until I know how to fix FireFox 71.

Asked by AIVAS 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Tabs on Bottom

Hi Running Firefox 71.0 (64 bit) Well seems Firefox has been messing this up again. Anyone have the new work around solution to get my tabs back on the bottom again. They… (read more)

Hi

Running Firefox 71.0 (64 bit)

Well seems Firefox has been messing this up again.

Anyone have the new work around solution to get my tabs back on the bottom again. They were fine this morning then shut down and went out to lunch and when I came back they were back on the top again after months of being where I wanted them below my bookmark bar.

Thoughts on this?

Thanks Dave

Asked by scottish2 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Update To FF 71 Moved Tabs Above Address Bar How To Move Them Back?

Got updated to FF71 and my Tabs which I had moved under address bar got moved back above the address bar. (Had moved them under by creating userChrome.css file which no … (read more)

Got updated to FF71 and my Tabs which I had moved under address bar got moved back above the address bar. (Had moved them under by creating userChrome.css file which no longer works) Is there anyway I can get the tabs again to display to under the address bar? It's just so confusing with the tabs on top. I appreciate any help!

Asked by JussAskin 2 years ago

Answered by JussAskin 2 years ago

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How do I stop dropping of tabs opening new windows?

When moving tabs from one window to other firefox keeps opening new windows when you miss. I NEVER want to open a new window by dropping a tab on other window, so how do … (read more)

When moving tabs from one window to other firefox keeps opening new windows when you miss.

I NEVER want to open a new window by dropping a tab on other window, so how do I disable that functionality?

Asked by Luvirini 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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bookmark all tabs of all open windows

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all the… (read more)

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all their respective tabs in another browser, like Vivaldi; alternatively, to time stamp various such bookmark files, and open all the window with all their tabs I had open in Firefox, say, 8 months ago. Please have a look at the screenshot attached: it seems that the menu button Bookmarks → Bookmarks All Tabs makes bookmarks only of the tabs of the upper-most window. Thank you for any help.

Asked by adrianf 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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After update to 72.0.1 Tabs are overwriting my Bookmark Toolbar

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution … (read more)

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution of new text for the userChrome.css file doesn't work. The userChrome.css text jdevlin supplied does not work on my Firefox. I had to create a new chrome folder as this update seems to have deleted it. I pasted the text into the userChrome.css but there was no change. What am I doing wrong?

Really need help on this, Firefox is practically unusable like this.

Thanks!

Asked by JussAskin 2 years ago

Answered by scottish2 2 years ago