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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes because low free left RAM!

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps me… (read more)

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps memory leak. BTW if I have browser.cache.disk.enable set to false. Is page file still used?

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 1 year ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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Switch back to the old tab design???

Hello, I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the… (read more)

Hello,

I just installed the new update. The new tab design is totally confusing/unclear to me. Especially the fact that the new tabs don't have a "seperator-line" to the next tab. Thats totally disturbing to me. It's really difficult for me to keep the overview about my normally around 60 tabs now. Is there an option to switch back to the old tabs look and feel? Are there other options to customize the look of the tab bar?

Thanks in advance and Greetz!

Asked by alien1 1 year ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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How to get rid of extension text in toolbar.

To explain visually, this is what I want removed: [img]https://i.vgy.me/mG32hM.png/img I found another thread on that with a solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/q… (read more)

To explain visually, this is what I want removed:

[img]https://i.vgy.me/mG32hM.png/img

I found another thread on that with a solution:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1280633

However that solution doesn't work for me. Did something change?

I would ask in that thread but it's closed (pretty ridiculous) so here's a new thread to add to the clutter.

I have a portable installation of Firefox. Might that be the problem?

Asked by iluvatar1979 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I fix the new update and tab usage?

The last update of Firefox Android completely broke base functionalities such as tabs, and you now have to go into sliding sub-menues just to open up new tabs, or even sw… (read more)

The last update of Firefox Android completely broke base functionalities such as tabs, and you now have to go into sliding sub-menues just to open up new tabs, or even switch between tabs.

For the longest time, I've been trying to stave off using Chrome, even as more and more pages seem to flat-out not work, but with this latest update, I really can't excuse using Firefox anymore, as even basic usage now becomes a constant back-and-forth, trying to fight against the application itself.

Is there any way to resolve this, or am I forced to migrate?

Or, if this is not possible and Firefox Android 79 is indeed unusable, how do I upgrade to 68 (which I believe was the previous version) without losing my pre-existing tabs (of which I have oh-so-many).

Asked by bobovap819 2 years ago

Last reply by stephenburnett19@gmail.com 1 year ago

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Restore second last closed session

Hi! I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the… (read more)

Hi!

I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the computer, and closed the window with many tabs in it first, and then I closed the window with only a few tabs in it. The next time I started Firefox, only the window with a few tabs in it loaded, and not the other window in which I had the vast majority of all opened tabs. And I can't find any way to restore the tabs from the other window either. I have looked under the History menu, but I don't see any option to restore a previous session there, so I'm guessing that Firefox thinks that it already has restored the previous session when I opened it up again.

So, how can I restore the tabs I had in the other window, with a lot of tabs opened?

Asked by krikru 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Problem with: Restoring previous session

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' inst… (read more)

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' instructions, this is more of a complaint post.

When Windows boots up and you had Firefox open before you shut down last time, it will open anew, automatically, with your previous session, but it's on the end of the list of things that launch on startup.

Forgetting you had it on and clicking the browser again, will open a new session with the home screen instead of the previous session, then when actual session Firefox launches it's a 50/50 whether it will be in home screen as well, or actually in your previous session. Now here is the fun part. If you close the new window with just the home tab, that will now become the latest session, so your previous one will be deleted.

How to get around that? Move your home tab into your session instead of closing the window, it works 100% of the time... But can we, not start a new session if you close the home screen, or if you close just 1 tab it doesn't count as a different session. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

Hope this reaches those with the same issue, or people in positions to fix the issue, if anyone wants to use session saving add-ons, I took fancy to Tab Session Manager and Easy Session Manager, though not perfect, I don't advise for over 150 tabs.

I'll try to be as active on this thread as I can be, thanks for reading through! :>

Asked by Nuyu 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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firefox on android update hid tabs to a menu item. can I get them back somehow?

Hi. Thia is about Firefox on Android. I use browser tabs to keep a visual list of topics I am working with at the moment. One-click move froma tab to another and the co… (read more)

Hi.

Thia is about Firefox on Android.

I use browser tabs to keep a visual list of topics I am working with at the moment. One-click move froma tab to another and the continuoua visual view of tabs are essential.

This morning FF android updated and moved tabs our of sight and out of mind. Also, switching between tabs was one click, one finger movement. Now it is at least two.

There is a way to get tabs back. It is called Chrome. Is there another way with Firefox?

W10 version on laptop looks still ok .. so far.

Asked by aarne 2 years ago

Last reply by pearsam 1 year ago

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Close tabs

Since the new upgrade for Android, tabs are not closed as soon as I close the app. I can't find an option to change this. Does anyone know how to get the tabs closed when… (read more)

Since the new upgrade for Android, tabs are not closed as soon as I close the app. I can't find an option to change this. Does anyone know how to get the tabs closed when I close the app? Thank you.

Asked by haesen 1 year ago

Last reply by GrahamRounce 1 year ago

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Open links in tabs instead of new windows

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is ch… (read more)

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is check marked. it still opens in new window

Asked by mark_church 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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New version of Firefox

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, b… (read more)

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, but they're placed lower in the screen and add a strip of unused dead space along the top of screen, which means the content I want to see is all pushed down into a smaller, squished space. Arg - already getting high blood pressure trying to navigate it!

Asked by rachfriend 1 year ago

Last reply by murmeladee 1 year ago

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"Tab Closed, Undo" Button Directly Over The Ability To Close The Next Tab. ALSO STILL CAN'T REORDER TABS IN TAB LIST.

There is a design flaw in a recent update of firefox for android. When I am trying to close tabs quickly from the bottom, the "tab closed, undo" button is now positioned … (read more)

There is a design flaw in a recent update of firefox for android. When I am trying to close tabs quickly from the bottom, the "tab closed, undo" button is now positioned directly over the X mark on the next tab to close the next one and I have to wait until it goes away to close the next tab. This is extremely frustrating and I am hoping this is fixed soon. It is taking 3 times as long to close my tabs in the order I would like to. The button just needs to be very slightly thinner and the X mark for the next tab will not be blocked anymore.

I ALSO WANT TO ADD THAT I STILL CANNOT REORDER MY TABS ON ANDROID AND IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE. PLEASE FIX!!!!

Asked by allfourseasons 1 year ago

Last reply by Conto 11 months ago

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Selection of tabs disappears after sending them to desktop

Hi, I used to be able to select multiple tabs and send them to my desktop. Then, the selection was still there so I could close the already selected tabs. NOW, the featur… (read more)

Hi,

I used to be able to select multiple tabs and send them to my desktop. Then, the selection was still there so I could close the already selected tabs.

NOW, the feature is out. It just jumps to my current tab.

Please help to fix this.

Asked by Tiberiu 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 2 years ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago