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Firefox opens up a second browser screen automatically when I am already in a website!

When I login to my main Firefox browser and then access a website within a short while the browser screen opens up again automatically. In other words, a second window w… (read more)

When I login to my main Firefox browser and then access a website within a short while the browser screen opens up again automatically. In other words, a second window which is very irritating. How can I stop this from happening?

Asked by graemesmith300653 5 months ago

Last reply by munrorod 3 weeks ago

New tab with icons

I have Firefox installed on my Windows 11 laptop. When I click on a new tab, I want that new tab to show 4 rows of icons of sites I have visited most frequently like my b… (read more)

I have Firefox installed on my Windows 11 laptop. When I click on a new tab, I want that new tab to show 4 rows of icons of sites I have visited most frequently like my bank, Amazon, etc. I do not know how to set a new tab to show the 4 rows of icons. These icons show up in Firefox on my Windows 10 desktop computer but not on Windows 11 laptop.

Asked by goofusrufus 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Restore Previous Session Option is Missing From History Menu

I have been using the "Restore Previous Session Option" fairly often for years, but within the last few weeks the option is no longer there. I had tried to use the Sett… (read more)

I have been using the "Restore Previous Session Option" fairly often for years, but within the last few weeks the option is no longer there.

I had tried to use the Settings > Open Previous Windows and Tabs as a workaround, but it doesn't appear to be consistent.

Did something change in a recent update, or is my installation broken somehow? I tried refreshing Firefox but that didn't bring it back.

The article here shows what I am referring to and has a screenshot of where the "Restore Previous Session" option was: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session#w_when-session-restore-occurs


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Anyone else have this problem? Is my installation broken? And how to fix?

Asked by SR 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

all tabs and windows crashed

I was running 8 Windows with about 12 tabs per Window. AND I had it set to Continue Where You Left Off, so that each time I closed and launched FireFox, ALL Windows with… (read more)

I was running 8 Windows with about 12 tabs per Window. AND I had it set to Continue Where You Left Off, so that each time I closed and launched FireFox, ALL Windows with ALL Tabs would open. No problem. Easy.

This morning, Firefox crashed and LOST EVERYTHING. Why did it happen? And how do I get them back?

Jev

Asked by jevbrowser 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (read more)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Private Mode causing the Normal Mode to restore last session

This is happening near a year and I can't find a way to consistently replicate this issue but; While Private Mode is open, if I open the Normal Mode, visit some sites th… (read more)

This is happening near a year and I can't find a way to consistently replicate this issue but;

While Private Mode is open, if I open the Normal Mode, visit some sites then close it, when I reopen the Normal Mode it is restoring the last session.

This wasn't happening when the Private Mode was separated, like umm, it wasn't have it's own icon at the Task Bar.

So far I tried setting these values to false in about:config browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart

but it doesn't help with this problem. It only works if the Firefox actually crashes or closed abruptly like powering off the PC. But doesn't stop it's restoring when done this way.

Asked by Party Bunnie 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Old tabs will not load and long-pressing on them crashes Firefox

I'm having the same problem as this guy. I have a large number of open tabs in Firefox on my iPhone, a mixture of old and very old. I've been trying to go through the t… (read more)

I'm having the same problem as this guy.

I have a large number of open tabs in Firefox on my iPhone, a mixture of old and very old. I've been trying to go through the tabs and deal with them -- in some sense they are all todo items that I left open at least semi-deliberately.

If I tap on a thumbnail to load a tab, Firefox instead loads a blank page. If I tap the address bar after that, Firefox loads the new tab page, not the site corresponding to the tab that I selected. If I tap and hold a tab's thumbnail, Firefox crashes.

It was the case temporarily (possibly a bug) that some of these tabs would place a TLS failure icon in the left of the address bar when selected, while the blank page was displayed. Tapping on that would display the tab title, but not the tab URL. No longer is that TLS failure icon ever visible.

Asked by ffox10 5 months ago

Last reply by Kiki 3 months ago

firefox browser

Hi Windows 11. Every time I open a new tab and make a search I get a field under the bookmarks for my google account. I do not want this. On the web it says I should go t… (read more)

Hi Windows 11. Every time I open a new tab and make a search I get a field under the bookmarks for my google account. I do not want this. On the web it says I should go to account settings and scroll down to the Linked Accounts section. I cannot find that section. Elsewhere I read that I have to do something in my google account as well. How do I get rid of the field for my google account when searching in firefox, please?

Asked by aswright47 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

How to manually change web-address autofill?

I regularily go to "https://www.desmos.com/calculator", however when I type in "des..." to firefox it autocompletes to "https://www.desmos.com" which I don't want, and th… (read more)

I regularily go to "https://www.desmos.com/calculator", however when I type in "des..." to firefox it autocompletes to "https://www.desmos.com" which I don't want, and then need to do a few extra clicks to get the "/calculator". Is there any way to manually change what will show up? I never want to go to "https://www.desmos.com", and only want "https://www.desmos.com/calculator". I have similar issues around websites I use incredibly rarely, strangely coming up as top suggestions for autocomplete.

Asked by jack152 4 months ago

Last reply by Kiki 4 months ago

Buggy link and tab behavior

Any else seeing this lately? 1. **Navigation Issues**: Firefox fails to correctly navigate forwards or backwards through browser history. It often does not load the inte… (read more)

Any else seeing this lately?

1. **Navigation Issues**: Firefox fails to correctly navigate forwards or backwards through browser history. It often does not load the intended previous page, skips pages, or refuses to load a page entirely, requiring the user to close all tabs and manually re-enter the URL.

2. **Loading Issues with External Links**: When opening links from external applications (e.g., email clients), Firefox frequently fails to load the expected webpage. Sometimes, it does not load any page, or it loads to a blank or the home page despite the URL being visible and highlighted in the address bar.

Asked by m4dc4p 4 months ago

Last reply by Kiki 4 months ago

Firefox new design - Poor

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossib… (read more)

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossible to find out without going through tab after tab, which one is active and playing. I wish there was an option to reverse back to the old design.

Asked by none 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Second time I've lost all of my browser tabs - how to rescue them?

My Firefox window with 15+ tabs just crashed. I watched a YouTube video and the solution offered doesn't work. How can I restore them? And does Firefox really not have a … (read more)

My Firefox window with 15+ tabs just crashed. I watched a YouTube video and the solution offered doesn't work. How can I restore them? And does Firefox really not have a way to speak to a human being??

Just lost it.

Asked by Anne Usher 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

Ability to close pinned tabs using a Shortcut

I understand that as outlined [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pinned-tabs-keep-favorite-websites-o...], pinned tabs aren't designed to be closed with ctrl+w. I wou… (read more)

I understand that as outlined [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pinned-tabs-keep-favorite-websites-o...], pinned tabs aren't designed to be closed with ctrl+w.

I would still like that behavior though, is there a way to either assign a shortcut to that funktionality (one that I would just also map to ctrl+w) or remove the protection altogether?

I know that you can change a lot of thing sin about:config, so I have hopes that there might be something for this as well. Alternatively, do you maybe know of a plugin to allow this?

What wouldn't be useful are solutions requiring additional actions (Just unpin first, just use MMB, here is a plugin to give you a shortcut to unpin etc).

If it is just not possible right now, is it likely to become an option later on? If not it seems like a useful feature request. I understand that the current default behavior makes sense, but part of what makes firefox great and different is its customizability, so having what I want be a hidden about:config toggle feels very on brand (or even a setting in the normal settings menue - but even there it might be too niche and cause bloat).

Asked by Christoph.Langos 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

If I leave a Tab to look up something, and return to the tab, Firefox reloads the entire page

I have used Firefox for 10 or 20 years and have not encountered this before. New computer running Windows 11 Home. New Firefox install. If I am writing a message in any … (read more)

I have used Firefox for 10 or 20 years and have not encountered this before.

New computer running Windows 11 Home. New Firefox install. If I am writing a message in any forum or social media site, and I need to look-up some info or the name of a place or product and I use another tab to do that, when I return to the original tab, Firefox reloads the entire page again instead of just returning me to the post that was being written without reloading the entire page. It can be a severe waste of time trying to find the post I was in the middle of once the entire tab reloads when the site is a busy place with lots of new and updated posts.

I've been through Firefox settings but did not see anything that seemed to be related to this issue, but perhaps the wording/description of the needed setting wasn't clear.

Asked by dougbbn 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Please pleeeeese add support for progressive web apps

Please add support for progressive web apps to firefox, it is the only reason why I have stopped using firefox in preference of chrome. Without this feature, we can't use… (read more)

Please add support for progressive web apps to firefox, it is the only reason why I have stopped using firefox in preference of chrome. Without this feature, we can't use websites in split screen without the search bar area eating into the web page.

Asked by Abu Khair 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Just lost hundreds of open tabs related to a months long project (this has been a problem for everyone)

It only backs up the tabs from your last close, so if you had a problem and closed twice, all your tabs are gone. There are many many easy ways to change it so this can n… (read more)

It only backs up the tabs from your last close, so if you had a problem and closed twice, all your tabs are gone. There are many many easy ways to change it so this can never happen to people anymore. Why has this not been fixed after all this time? I am a retired IT pro and this has even happened to me. It is horrible. What can users do to not have this happen, since the developers apparently can't be bothered? And please don't tell me not to keep so many tabs open JUST because the browser sucks at protecting them. Any good news appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by bywhite7 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Assistance with Tab Activation Order

Hello! Can you help me sort out a little problem? I am reaching out to seek assistance with a specific issue I am encountering in the Firefox browser. In my previous bro… (read more)

Hello! Can you help me sort out a little problem? I am reaching out to seek assistance with a specific issue I am encountering in the Firefox browser.

In my previous browser, when opening new tabs, they were considered active even if I did not immediately switch to them. This behavior allowed me to open multiple tabs, for example, by using the mouse wheel to open several videos from the main YouTube page. Subsequently, when closing the main page, the videos would be available in the order they were opened, facilitating a seamless viewing experience.

Upon transitioning to Firefox, I have attempted to configure the browser to replicate this behavior using the Sidebery extension. However, even with the extension, new tabs are not recognized as active unless I explicitly switch to them, making it challenging to maintain the desired tab activation order.

I have explored various settings and experimented with the Sidebery extension but have not been successful in achieving the desired result. In contrast, the Yandex browser, with the "Switch to the previous active tab when closing a tab" option enabled, behaves in the manner I am accustomed to.

Could you please provide guidance on how I can configure Firefox to consider new tabs active immediately upon opening, regardless of whether I switch to them immediately?

I added pictures to make it clearer what I'm talking about.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Asked by Vilian 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Tabs Crashing

Everytime I try to open a tab on my Firefox window, it loads for a second before a blank screen saying that my tab has crashed. The only times I can open a new tab is on … (read more)

Everytime I try to open a tab on my Firefox window, it loads for a second before a blank screen saying that my tab has crashed. The only times I can open a new tab is on a private window.

Asked by honologobo36 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago