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Restoring mobile/Android tabs after accidentally "Close All Tabs"

Hi, Unfortunately I lost over 130 tabs today after accidentally hitting "close all tabs" while trying to open up a private session. The lack of failsafe asking if I'm sur… (read more)

Hi,

Unfortunately I lost over 130 tabs today after accidentally hitting "close all tabs" while trying to open up a private session. The lack of failsafe asking if I'm sure or offering to undo this means weeks of research down the drain.

Some of the tabs have been open for weeks, and others just for days... which means finding the older tabs through my history is almost an impossibility.

I have Mozilla Synch activated and was hoping there might be a way to sync tabs onto my desktop browser from a few hours ago, or even from a day ago. Is this possible? Do any other methods exist to restore these tabs? I've tried scouring forums for answers and I'm getting desperate.

Thank you

Asked by v. 2 days ago

Answered by Seburo 2 days ago

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How to hide all tabs in one or more containers

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that. "Hide an… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that.

"Hide and Show: Assume you use your browser for both Work and Personal tasks. When you come home at the end of the day, you don’t want to be thinking about “Work” anymore, but your browser is full of Work tabs. You can “Hide” your Work tabs and proceed with your Personal tasks. Then the next day, when you are back at work, you can “Hide” your Personal tabs and “Show” your Work tabs."

On an aside, I'm also getting pretty confused between collections (mobile), containers (desktop), sessions, tab groups, etc... they all seem to have overlapping but different functionality.

Asked by chrisvdb 6 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 6 months ago

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Open links clicked from other programs (for example Discord) in private tab

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode… (read more)

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode all of the time, but clicking links opens in normal tab, then it cashes the content, cashes history etc. Most of the stuff (from for example discord) is a one time thing, silly and probably even useless stuff.

Is there a possible way to force windows10 to use "firefox.exe -private" as the default handler to open firefox ? I don't really mind if it opens a new window instead of new tab as long as it remains private.

Thank You for Your time.

Asked by elias.juraj 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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New UI for tabs in Firefox for Android

This is related to the "Firefox for Android" forum (I duplicated the text there, but dont know how to deletr it here). Hi. Maybe I havent yet got used to the new tabs, an… (read more)

This is related to the "Firefox for Android" forum (I duplicated the text there, but dont know how to deletr it here).

Hi.

Maybe I havent yet got used to the new tabs, and with time it will be fine, but currently my experience is rather annoying. Yeah, sorry, it sounds silly to use "annoying" as an argument, ...but:

# Ideological issues:

  • Why would you completely change from conventional UI at all, without even any pros in the new solution!? E.g., the only reason why most text editing tools share the same interface over decades is the fact that "most text editing tools share this interface". Thus it is apriory intuitive to use. Some people may use something like Vim, ...but then thay install Vim. And you wount appreciate to get your favorite Notepad turning into something like Vim (you will be simply annoyed due to broken ituition (lets ignore here the pros of Vim)).
  • If I remember correctly, in previous versions tabs were hidden (unless you scroll upwards), so most of the time thay didn't block the view ...so what is the reason/purpose of moving them away from the top pannel to begin with? ...here I must mention that I use it on tablet (and I dont have a smartphone to check it out there), and I can believe that it is easier to navigate in the new vertical layout compared to the horisontal one (if people prefer to hold the phone in vertical orientation; I dont know, seriously). But still, why wouldnt you just accomplishe old interface with that small square button to open the new tabs interface, rather than replacing it completely?
  • What is the point of Collections? ...they are Bookmarks?

# Real issue:

  • When I open tabs being on the, e.g., second page counting from the end(or top in that vertical layout), and I scroll upward to find the next tab (I have to scroll since the topmost visible tab in that layout is the current tab) the whole widget (the box with the list of tabs) gets collapsed by half (so that the top of the widget is at the middle of the screen). It seems like another silly complain, but when you need to switch between a few latest tabs often, you'll be ready to smash you device with the wall. Note: maybe you need to open many tabs to reproduce it.

I love Firefox, and Im not going to switch from it in any case. I just hope to help you in this strange way (...also it is not the most efficient one).

Best Regards, Ivan

Asked by ivanpidhurskyi1997 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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remove gmail from Firefox

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail i… (read more)

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail is always open. How can I close it, or better yet, remove from my computer? It does not show up in the list of programs on my computer within the Control Panel.

Asked by john408 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Pocket recommendations not showing up

Hi, recently my firefox was updated and I don't know what happened but it had to reinstall all my addons after the update. But ever since then, my pocket recommendations … (read more)

Hi, recently my firefox was updated and I don't know what happened but it had to reinstall all my addons after the update. But ever since then, my pocket recommendations have not been showing up. I followed the steps in this guide: https://medium.com/@EhsanNazim/re-enable-recommended-by-pocket-section-on-firefox-homepage-and-new-tab-a4df044f9c17

and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories to True but still no change. Can anyone provide a solution?

Asked by sarma101 1 week ago

Answered by Enigma 1 week ago

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How to disable audio indicator icon in pinned/unpinned tabs after removal of browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon ?

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using browser… (read more)

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using

browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon = false

Now however I found that it was removed here:

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1360dbbd2d6d

How can i disable this annoying audio icon now ?

Asked by Nikita 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Pin Tabs

It is about pinned tab. I am having a problem about the pinned tabs. I pin a tab in one window. Then I open new window. I close the previous window with pinned tab. Use t… (read more)

It is about pinned tab. I am having a problem about the pinned tabs. I pin a tab in one window. Then I open new window. I close the previous window with pinned tab. Use the new window then close it too. I reopen Firefox there is no pinned tab in new window. it keeps me losing my pinned tabs. How can I solve this problems.

Asked by nyein.s.su 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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I have weird white bars around my browser

When I'm minimized or maximized the browser, there's these white bars that appear around the browser. If I restart the browser, the bars will be gone for awhile and it wi… (read more)

When I'm minimized or maximized the browser, there's these white bars that appear around the browser. If I restart the browser, the bars will be gone for awhile and it will happen again. See attached image for a clearer idea of what I'm saying.

Also, if I minimize the browser completely, I can never open it again until I close and restart the browser. Not sure what is happening.

Asked by ESSVEE 3 weeks ago

Answered by ESSVEE 3 weeks ago

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tabs are superimposed on bookmark folders

Problem began with not being able to open a new tab. I updated to FF 78.0.2. Now I still cannot open a new tab and my tabs are superimposed on my bookmark folders. Clicki… (read more)

Problem began with not being able to open a new tab. I updated to FF 78.0.2.

Now I still cannot open a new tab and my tabs are superimposed on my bookmark folders. Clicking on that menu bar opens a folder, not a tab. FF is unusable.

Also, the three coloured buttons, appear down on the webpage rather than in the menu bar. In order to get them out of there, I have to create a title bar that holds only them and the title of the page I'm on which seems a waste of space. Can I get them on the bar next to the search box?

Image attached.

Thanks for any help. Greatly appreciated.

Asked by annieyoung1001 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

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Firefox open link in new tab sometimes loads link in current tab as well.

I regularly open links in a new tab to read later, especially for websites that I know will be slow to load (my internet is not great). For the last couple of months, som… (read more)

I regularly open links in a new tab to read later, especially for websites that I know will be slow to load (my internet is not great).

For the last couple of months, sometimes when I open a link in a new tab, it loads the link in the tab I'm in in addition to the new tab. If I go to the new tab immediately, wait for it to load the page completely, and then go back to the original tab to continue browsing in that tab, it's fine. If I open the link in a new tab and stay in the original tab to continue browsing further, the original tab will load the link in addition to the new tab so that the link is open in two tabs and the page I was on isn't in any tab. The back button still works, but it is INCREDIBLY annoying.

It doesn't do this on all links, but it consistently does that when I am using my Outlook email via webbrowser, and clicking on a link in the Washington Post email digest to a Washington Post article. For a while I thought it was just some weird thing in the Washington Post emails, but I have noticed it happening on other websites as well, most recently when I was on tumblr and clicked on a gofundme link.

Is this a general Firefox problem? a problem with an extension?

Asked by annahaugen 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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always open link from history library in new tab

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I c… (read more)

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I click on a link in the history library it still replaces the actual tab. I know that I can do a middle click or a right click to get a new tab but I would appreciate if I could set the standard behavior to open a new tab. Is there a setting for this?

Asked by ffsync5 6 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 months ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 2 months ago

Answered by gershonido 1 month ago

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New tab often crash...

Now j'm writing from Chrome... Firefox is my preferred browser but now it become unuseful... cause frequently crashes every time j open a new tab. My version is up to dat… (read more)

Now j'm writing from Chrome... Firefox is my preferred browser but now it become unuseful... cause frequently crashes every time j open a new tab. My version is up to date ( ver. 78). J have read some topic, and have tried to set conveniently mi firewall/virus module (COMODO), but without no result... can you help me?

Asked by luctacci 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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pdf file opens differently

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this… (read more)

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this behavior was different. The PDF file became a little icon in the bottom left of my screen, and when I clicked that it opened the pdf in a browser tab. Today this is gone and it is back to its old way. I prefer the tab. Do you know why this happened or how to get that back?

Asked by netmouser 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Is there a way to increase the height of the Tab bar so you can drag the window around without opening tabs or dragging a tab into a new window?

The FF tab bar is so small that it's impossible to grab the window and move it, like to look at something hidden underneath it or make room for another window or app or w… (read more)

The FF tab bar is so small that it's impossible to grab the window and move it, like to look at something hidden underneath it or make room for another window or app or whatever. The only places I can see to grab the window without accidentally opening tabs or dragging the tab off the tab bar into a new window are at each far end of the tab bar. So you have to decide which way you want to move the window and choose the appropriate end of the tab bar. Compared to Chrome, the FF tab bar is really skinny - even though the difference is only about 1/16 or 1/8 inch, that small difference is enough in Chrome to grab the window where you want and drag it without opening the tab right below where you're grabbing. I hope this description makes sense - hard to put it into words.

Asked by kapakahi 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago