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Firefox /browser update eliminated all of my tabs - the History is empty.

On 6-2-2021 the Firefox /browser was automatically updated (errgh!). Now, my tabs are all gone and the History is empty. They were not merely recreational or random. P… (read more)

On 6-2-2021 the Firefox /browser was automatically updated (errgh!). Now, my tabs are all gone and the History is empty. They were not merely recreational or random. Please help. Thank you in advance!

I think this happens routinely. Can the Mozilla people prevent the problem in the first place? How can I tell the angst they cause their users? I see others begging for help with this problem.

Asked by mindybg2019 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Opening new tabs to Google search

Running Windows 10 64 bit with the latest updates on Firefox of 89.0.2. I cannot open a new tab to the google search bar by just opening a new tab. It defaults to showing… (read more)

Running Windows 10 64 bit with the latest updates on Firefox of 89.0.2. I cannot open a new tab to the google search bar by just opening a new tab. It defaults to showing a google search bar, but Firefox will not allow me to type into it. I am constantly redirected to the address bar to write my google searches or to a separate "search" in the same address bar, depending on which option I selected in settings.

I only have two options in Settings: 1) Use the address bar for search and navigation or 2) Add search bar in toolbar. I have Google set as my search engine.

Your previous version of Firefox did allow me to do exactly what I wanted. Now I cannot.

Under "New Tab" you only allow for 2 selections; Firefox home or a blank page, the latter of which does not show the personalized "rows". If you allowed a Google option there, it might resolve my problem.

I attached a picture of my new tab; it shows the search bar for Google, but it now says "Firefox" where it use to have the ever changing "Google" Logo. I do not mind the Firefox logo, but I seriously am upset that I am forced to type searches in the address bar. Who does that?

Furthermore, by forcing me to type in the address bar, its much harder to see what I am typing and allow for me to make corrections. Once I hit enter, it sends me to a typical Google search page, where I can then make changes, but this seems like an annoying step.

Am I missing something, some setting someplace where I can type in the search bar I indicated on my attachment?

On a side note: Thank you for adding a "Personalize" button on a new tab. It now allows me to add rows for shortcuts. Before I had to:

1. Load about:config?filter=browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows in the Firefox address bar. 2. Double-click on the preference browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.topSitesRows and change its value to the desired number of rows and click ok. 3. Check the New Tab Page to see the change right away and modify the number of rows accordingly if needed.

Which I technically have yet to change, because I prefer more than the 4 row limit you set. You will see those shortcuts in the attachment for the new tab.

Thank you for your time. Be safe and have a good day. :)

Asked by Deseada 2 weeks ago

Answered by TerryN21 2 weeks ago

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"Tab closed" popup covers button to close last tab in Firefox for Android

I believe this is a bad interaction between my Device's theme and Firefox's behavior. In Firefox for Android, whenever I close a tab, a "Tab closed. Undo" popup co… (read more)

I believe this is a bad interaction between my Device's theme and Firefox's behavior. In Firefox for Android, whenever I close a tab, a "Tab closed. Undo" popup comes up. This in and of itself isn't too bad, but the problem is it's *exactly hovering over the last tab*.

So if I want to close multiple tabs in a row, I can do that for any tab *except* the last one. If I want to close the last two tabs, for instance, which I often do, I have to tap close on one of them, wait 5 seconds for the popup to close, then tap the second.

I've tried tapping on this popup, but it does nothing. It would be nice if tapping on the popup closed it. But ideally, the popup would not obscure the "close tab" button on the last tab

Maybe the popup could push the tabs up, so it's under them rather than on top of them? To be honest, I don't care what the solution is, just offering some.

Sorry to rant - it's just very annoying for what I find to be a very common UI interaction with Firefox for Android. I'd really like to just be able to close my tabs in any order, without thinking about it, and without waiting 5 seconds between tabs for a popup...

I'm using Firefox 90.0.12 on a OnePlus Nord N200 5G running Oxygen OS 11.0.0.0.DE17AA (Android 11).

Asked by David Ross 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Specific websites changing tab bar height (Bug)

Hi, I noticed that when I open a specific site, the tabs bar becomes huge, and when I close it, the bar goes back to its normal height. For example, it happens when I go … (read more)

Hi,

I noticed that when I open a specific site, the tabs bar becomes huge, and when I close it, the bar goes back to its normal height. For example, it happens when I go to this page: Problematic Site

I have no idea why it happens. I remember that it did happen before, but I only noticed now that it has something to do with having some specific pages loaded. So I know it has happened because of some other sites, but I don't remember which ones.

Even if I change the tab, the tab bar stays big, as long as the problematic page is loaded (even on the background).

This also happens in safe mode, so it's not because of my extensions, I imagine. Also happening on another laptop here.

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Thanks,

Asked by brunomonteiro815 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Restore tab keyboard shortcut not working

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The sh… (read more)

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The shortcut simply does nothing at all. It is frustrating as sometimes I close a tab by accident and then I have to go through the whole process clicking to find it instead of being able to bring it back up in half the time using the shortcut. I am on firefox 90.0.

Asked by kats4eva 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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When i click Middle-Click on my mouses scroll wheel it doesnt open the link i clicked it opens a fresh new tab

As the Title says if i click the Middle-Click on an link, it opens a freshly new tab instead of the link. I've tried changing things in the about:config but nothing helpe… (read more)

As the Title says if i click the Middle-Click on an link, it opens a freshly new tab instead of the link. I've tried changing things in the about:config but nothing helped. If anyone could please help me because its an habit. Btw i tested it in Chrome and in Chrome it works normally.

Asked by melvinski2110 1 day ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 day ago

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unable to use more than 1 tab at a time,

In Firefox, when I need to use more than 1 tab at a time - for example filling in an official form, when I have to go to my email to retrieve a code sent, when I go back … (read more)

In Firefox, when I need to use more than 1 tab at a time - for example filling in an official form, when I have to go to my email to retrieve a code sent, when I go back to find the original form I was working on, it has closed or gone. It is proving impossible for me to fillout out forms on offcial sites or for some services becsue when I leave to go to my email, I have to restart the form filling from the start?!! I would be grateful for an VERY easy to follow, jargon free (assume I am very simple - it's OK, I do not mind) solution. becasue i am unable to work when the site i am working on closes everytime I have to go somewhere elase for info.

Asked by YD 2 months ago

Answered by hongyy 2 months ago

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links and tabs

Is it just me or is it impossible to click on links and stay on the same tab? Or am I now doomed to have 20 tabs open while searching for stuff on ebay, ect? Did firefox … (read more)

Is it just me or is it impossible to click on links and stay on the same tab? Or am I now doomed to have 20 tabs open while searching for stuff on ebay, ect? Did firefox just make the forward and back navigation buttons useless because firefox is going to open a new page or tab every time we click on anything?

Asked by bth731 1 month ago

Answered by bth731 1 month ago

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No longer able to drag tabs or bookmarks - FF 66.0.5 (Win 7)

I think this issue started with 66.0.4, as I noticed it before the update to 66.0.5. I am no longer able to drag tabs, either within the same window or to a new window. I… (read more)

I think this issue started with 66.0.4, as I noticed it before the update to 66.0.5.

I am no longer able to drag tabs, either within the same window or to a new window.

I also noticed that I can't drag bookmarks around on the Bookmarks Toolbar.

I tried running Safe Mode, and uninstalled and reinstalled with no addons, but the behavior is the same.

Let me know if I can provide any additional details. I'd appreciate it if anyone can offer any help with this.

Regards

Asked by dumbfun 2 years ago

Answered by dumbfun 2 years ago

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re unable to keep and work with more than 1 tab open at a time

Nnother issue is, if more than one tab is open, can I just click backwards and forwards onto different sites/pieces of work? I used to be able to do this in Google, but i… (read more)

Nnother issue is, if more than one tab is open, can I just click backwards and forwards onto different sites/pieces of work? I used to be able to do this in Google, but in Firefox it has proved impossible. If more than one tab is open, where would the other tabs be? On top, or at the bottom of the screen?

Asked by YD 2 months ago

Answered by TerryN21 2 months ago

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Updated to Win10, FF opens tab to a unsaved/unwanted legitimate website almost everytime I run it.

Since I updated to Windows 10, when I start FireFox about two-thirds of the time it will open with all my previously opened tabs but then open a new one to the Logitech w… (read more)

Since I updated to Windows 10, when I start FireFox about two-thirds of the time it will open with all my previously opened tabs but then open a new one to the Logitech website (http://www.logitech.com/en-gb). I do have two Logitech products on my PC and the only thing that has changed was the upgrade to Win10.

I have gone through the settings for FF and cannot find a reason why it should. There are no mysterious extensions or plugins.

I have gone through all the settings for Win10, particularly the Privacy ones and turned off everything that I do not want.

I was running an older version of FF but I have updated to the latest version but that has not fixed it.

Asked by khazorath 4 years ago

Answered by khazorath 4 years ago

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add-on changed new tab page

I Installed an add-on which changed my Home page and my New Tab page. I was able to reset my home page, but I can't figure out how to change my new tab page back to the d… (read more)

I Installed an add-on which changed my Home page and my New Tab page. I was able to reset my home page, but I can't figure out how to change my new tab page back to the default. Startup options include the option of resetting my home page but not my new tab page. How do I proceed? Thanks.

Asked by crogerblair1 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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when maximizing from a minimize, previous opened tabs are gone.

If i have one three or any amount of tabs open, when i minimize and then maximize firefox all tabs are gone except my homepage. I've tried with no add ons, and that doesn… (read more)

If i have one three or any amount of tabs open, when i minimize and then maximize firefox all tabs are gone except my homepage. I've tried with no add ons, and that doesn't help. This has never happened before. Running Linux mint mate. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by jmncrr 2 years ago

Answered by jmncrr 2 years ago