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Suddenly, all my familiar Firefox settings across the top of the screen are gone! - File, edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc, Help!! I am lost!

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I … (read more)

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I am lost (senior citizen, limited digital knowledge!

Asked by mws1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Web Site Tabs

When you open a web site, a tab is created. And, obviously, if you have more then one site open, they're all there. But I just noticed that with the fourth tab, they s… (read more)

When you open a web site, a tab is created. And, obviously, if you have more then one site open, they're all there. But I just noticed that with the fourth tab, they stop being visible, and there's arrows on the far left (and right). So if you have five or six pages open and you want to go back to the first tab/web site, you have to hit the arrow on the far left to make that tab visible, and then click on the tab.

So they went from one step/click to two. Why do they do this? If it aint broke, don't fix it!

I don't want it like this. I want all the tabs there, without any arrows. Just like it always was. How do I get it back to what it was?

Asked by Steve09 1 month ago

Last reply by Steve09 5 days ago

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show sound icon on playing tab without having to hover it, just like opera does out of the box.

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is th… (read more)

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is there out of the box, but in firefox, it doesn't exist. why such logic wouldn't exist is beyond me, but i see this as an annoying problem that needs fixed. i want to simply glance up at the tabs and see which one is playing without having to spend time digging through the open tabs to find the one that's playing or having to freakin memorize which one it was i don't have time for that.

i followed the guide in this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1291998 i did exactly everything as instructed but it did absolutely nothing, no change at all.

Asked by seikavx 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

Recover inactive tabs

Hello all, As the subject suggests, I’m trying to figure out how I can recover about 180 tabs I lost while the inactive tabs setting was enabled. I don’t remember Firefox… (read more)

Hello all,

As the subject suggests, I’m trying to figure out how I can recover about 180 tabs I lost while the inactive tabs setting was enabled. I don’t remember Firefox crashing - I just noticed a few days ago that all my inactive tabs were gone and have since been trying to find a way to recover them, with no success.

Which is why I’m here. Is there a way to access Firefox’s iOS files? From my research, I’m thinking it’s possible info on tabs might still be stored somewhere in those files.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by armen.matoosian 5 months ago

Last reply by louish3 2 weeks ago

Group tabs

Hello, for my study I'm searching a lot of information on different websites for different school subjects and have currently accumulated over 1000 tabs open/active in my… (read more)

Hello, for my study I'm searching a lot of information on different websites for different school subjects and have currently accumulated over 1000 tabs open/active in my Firefox (web) on my laptop. I usually open websites and don't close them with the assumption and just to be on the safe side I might need them later. However, I would like to group/bundle these tabs into different categories according to the subjects I'm working to keep it manageable. Is this possible (preferably not by means of an add-on)?

Asked by umit_celebi95 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

new tab location

I was able to add a tab by pulling the address under the main address window for a great shortcut. I either cant anymore or do not know how to?? At one tine all you had t… (read more)

I was able to add a tab by pulling the address under the main address window for a great shortcut. I either cant anymore or do not know how to?? At one tine all you had to do was pull it down eith your mouse? is there another way??

Asked by John Wargo 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Lost previous session & history not showing visited tabs - only closed ones

Firefox has a frustrating habit of closing windows and not restoring them properly. I had 2 windows with a multiple tabs open in each and Firefox will successfully reopen… (read more)

Firefox has a frustrating habit of closing windows and not restoring them properly. I had 2 windows with a multiple tabs open in each and Firefox will successfully reopen both windows until it doesn't. I tried all the methods with going into history or using the previous.json file in sessionrestore-backups but that file only had 1 window. Now I'm trying to use my browser history to see which websites I visited but all that shows up are the closed tabs - not the windows or the websites I was on before the tab was closed.

Where can I find full browsing information to restore my lost tabs? Alternatively I heard before Firefox updates it creates a snapshot of tabs/windows. How can I access this as a backup?

I dislike Chrome, but it honestly is much better at saving previous sessions.

Asked by bonetfreedle 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

incognito tabs closing

tabs that i have open in incognito mode will close automatically. is there ANY way to change this, it's very very irritating. it seems to be an automatic "feature" with n… (read more)

tabs that i have open in incognito mode will close automatically. is there ANY way to change this, it's very very irritating. it seems to be an automatic "feature" with no setting to turn it off. i'd like to keep tabs open in incognito mode. thanks.

Asked by biteq 4 months ago

Last reply by Spencer 4 months ago

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Picture in picture is not appearing

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including yo… (read more)

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including youtube. I tried disabling and enabling pip, entering troubleshoot mode, and none of them worked. Not reinstalling because it will be annoying to log in everywhere I've had account at.

Any solution?

Asked by khat 3 months ago

Answered by khat 2 months ago

Saved tabs on Startup is blacked out.

In the Settings menu, under General and Startup, the option to "Open previous windows and tabs" is greyed out, and I can't turn it on. I don't know how this happened. I… (read more)

In the Settings menu, under General and Startup, the option to "Open previous windows and tabs" is greyed out, and I can't turn it on. I don't know how this happened. I've already checked for updates, and checked the troubleshooting section for help. Nothing works.

Asked by niez.zein 1 month ago

Hide the extensions indicator in the search bar.

Ok so let's start this, I was just gonna use the extension called tabliss on firefox to make the new tab thing look better but now it constantly says in the search bar, E… (read more)

Ok so let's start this, I was just gonna use the extension called tabliss on firefox to make the new tab thing look better but now it constantly says in the search bar, Extension and permission then the url.

Is there any way to remove this?

Ps: Check the image uploaded to understand what the problem is.

Asked by IXDYX 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Make all open tabs visible

I would like Firefox to make all open tabs visible, rather than hiding tabs with -> <-arrows as I open more. I know there's a way to change the default behavior, b… (read more)

I would like Firefox to make all open tabs visible, rather than hiding tabs with -> <-arrows as I open more. I know there's a way to change the default behavior, but can't figure out how. Would like some help...

Asked by Richard Silverstein 6 days ago

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Show new window as Tab, like Google Chrome

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab. Googl… (read more)

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab.

Google Chrome have this already.

Thanks !

Asked by Mehdi 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 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 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Browser not closing tabs

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I … (read more)

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I can't find the option to do this. I have to manually close all the tabs every time I close the browser. Surely they haven't given us less options and features in the new version?!

Pressing quit in the app closes the tabs but it doesn't also close the app down on my phone.

Asked by danjaminn 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago