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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 - tab flickering when I refresh or loading website

Dear Mozilla Support, After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loadi… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Support,

After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loading website or refresh website. This looks very strange. Like I said I dindn't notice any issue with flickering on previous Mozilla Firefox versions. Only with these new versions with new look of the tabs. I didn't remember if it was 89.0.0 version or 90.0.0 version. I don't know if it is problem with the machine but I didn't notice this issue on another computer with 90.0.2 Firefox version but with Windows 10 OS. I also noticed this issue with Firefox 90.0.0.2 with Windows 7 OS on another computer so I don't know if this is problem with two computers or Firefox itself. Can you help me?

Yours faithfully, Piotr

Asked by Peter 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Tabs Below Address Bar - Firefox 89.0

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0? All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at … (read more)

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0?

All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at the bottom of the window where the status bar is. It becomes translucent and the + button cannot be found.

I had one userChrome.css which did put the tabs below; however, the whole top of the browser went to the bottom of the screen so the Menu Bar, Address Bar, and then the Tabs appeared below the page being viewed.

Has anyone found a version that keeps the status quo but just moves the tabs to where they should be?

Thanks.

Asked by Photoparity 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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After update to version 89 open tabs appear at bottom of the page

I just updated to Firefox version 89, and now open tabs appear at the bottom of the page (where the search box would be). Opening multiple windows shows all of them at t… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox version 89, and now open tabs appear at the bottom of the page (where the search box would be). Opening multiple windows shows all of them at the bottom. Is there a way to get them back to the top under the Bookmark Toolbar where they belong. I can't believe this is something done on purpose ... It's certainly not an improvement. THANKS!

Asked by JussAskin 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Tabs Recovery

Hi, this isn't quite a tab recovery as the session hasn't ended, it just won't display the window. But it's in private browsing so I don't want to close the window since … (read more)

Hi, this isn't quite a tab recovery as the session hasn't ended, it just won't display the window. But it's in private browsing so I don't want to close the window since I understand that nothing will be saved from that session. But is there somewhere I can access a list of tabs while the session still exists? I'd hate to lose them all.

Asked by Osvetnik 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox not restoring previous tabs even though "Restore Previous Session" is selected

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this … (read more)

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this problem on the Windows machine.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the browser but it has not made a difference.

I'm running the latest version of the browser and the OS is Big Sur.

Asked by peterjahn1979 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Used "sessionstore" backup, and everything returned, but now it won't update.

So after wiping my system for a fresh windows install, I pulled out the backup.json4 and recovery.json4 from my backup drive and plopped it in place of sessionstore.json4… (read more)

So after wiping my system for a fresh windows install, I pulled out the backup.json4 and recovery.json4 from my backup drive and plopped it in place of sessionstore.json4

And all of my tabs and windows came back! So far so good!

But then after closing some tabs and moving things around, when I close the session out again, it doesn't update the sessionstore file, or any of the stuff in the backup folder to reflect those changes.

When I open firefox again it starts as a session with all my windows/tabs after the file-replace.

I use firefox for managing tutorial videos, which involves separating them into different windows/tab arrangements, so any tips on how to resolve this issue and get firefox to start updating the sessionstore would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Asked by edkerscher 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Private browsing tabs are no longer a different color

I recently had to uninstall and re-install Firefox to deal with a software conflict issue. I then reset all of my preferences, including using www.google.com as my homep… (read more)

I recently had to uninstall and re-install Firefox to deal with a software conflict issue. I then reset all of my preferences, including using www.google.com as my homepage. Before the re-install, private browsing tabs opened as a different, darker color theme than regular tabs, and they opened on the Firefox home page. Now, they open on the same Google home page as the regular tabs and are the same color as regular tabs, which can be confusing. How do I get back to a darker-theme private browsing tab? Thank you.

Asked by Mark 9 months ago

Answered by Mark 9 months ago

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how to set multiple startup pages

When I start firefox how do I open multiple startup pages? It used to be easily available before but after a while of not using firefox getting back at it again is totall… (read more)

When I start firefox how do I open multiple startup pages? It used to be easily available before but after a while of not using firefox getting back at it again is totally different. Can anyone point me to the updated Guide to set startup pages? I can only see restore previous tabs which I do not want. I tried searching but all I see are outdated guides which no longer applies. Thanks

Asked by Kikoman 4 months ago

Answered by Rodney 4 months ago

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Firefox keeps opening new sessions

It been now the second time that upon opening firefox, it doesn't open the previous session but a new one. It's the second time that I loose ALL my tabs. The "restore pre… (read more)

It been now the second time that upon opening firefox, it doesn't open the previous session but a new one. It's the second time that I loose ALL my tabs. The "restore previous session" is greyed, I tried the about:sessionrestore but it doesn't give me the possibility to restore the previous session, and on my computer, the sessionstore backup just has the restoresession from today. Is there any way to avoid this?

Asked by fatimouna 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Restore all Firefox windows and tabs after closing

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Th… (read more)

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Thanks.

Firefox 87.0 Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Asked by Pierre 7 months ago

Answered by TNorth 7 months ago

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Restoring Previous Session Not Possible

I have two opened Firefox windows and automatic restoring of the previous browser session at startup enabled. Once I closed one Firefox window and restarted Firefox (the … (read more)

I have two opened Firefox windows and automatic restoring of the previous browser session at startup enabled. Once I closed one Firefox window and restarted Firefox (the other window remained open), the session didn't get restored. Also, the button "Restore Previous Session" in the history didn't appear. So, there was no way to restore my session. It would be nice if you could fix this bug since my last session contained some important tabs which are all lost now :(

Asked by danielg11 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Lost tabs

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compar… (read more)

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compare prices), couldn't restore the session and had no history. After a dramatic and prolonged freakout, I actually found help on this site and managed to open the correct upgrades.jsonlz4 files with the jeffersoncher scrounger website. I meant to save all of the links in a word file since I no longer trusted firefox to open my tabs after an update, but real life happened. I kept putting it off and was content to have the tabs on hand as a list on the scrounger website. But then ANOTHER automatic update happened and now I no longer find the old .jsonlz4 file - I have a few really old ones (from 2017 and 2019) but the one from around the time period of the first tab loss only has tabs about restoring lost history. I now, just as before, again have no history to find the tabs with the books I want that way. My question is: I would very much like to have those tabs back - some of those books were meant as gifts and finding them the analog way is possible, but very time-consuming. Is there any way I could find the correct .jsonlz4 file (I even remember the date it was modified as shown in file explorer - or should I just give up the whole affair as lost and no longer waste time on it? I'll try reinstalling firefox after I post this message, but given that it didn't work last time, I'm not very optimistic.

Thanks in advance, all the best Ana

Asked by ana.perpar 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Full page view

Somehow, my view of the browser changed to a full page view of the active tab. I cannot find where to turn that off. I wish to go back to the normal view so that I can se… (read more)

Somehow, my view of the browser changed to a full page view of the active tab. I cannot find where to turn that off. I wish to go back to the normal view so that I can see my tabs at the top and my start menu at the bottom. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

Asked by tommysutton1 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar on newest Firefox

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked ever… (read more)

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked everywhere for a way to turn it off like it has been since Tabs came out. I only want new windows if I want a new window.

If I can't turn that huge space gap off is there any way to go back to what I had before the last update without messing everything up? Why did someone decide to make the browser window smaller and waste that space by making the browser bigger....

Sorry if I sound cranky but, I started using Netscape Navigator 1.0 and every version since and this is the worse thing that has ever been done to a browser... Thank you for any help you can give me!

Asked by rob39lee 5 months ago

Answered by gsfc12 5 months ago

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Startup tabs

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, bu… (read more)

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, but I don't see how in FF. Currently, every time I hit the home icon in FF, all tabs are reloaded to the same tabs that are already open.

Asked by pdougan1 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Hate new "tabs"

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly: "What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating aro… (read more)

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly:

"What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating around at the top of the page is not a tab."

Asked by JackieFromNabb 5 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 months ago

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Firefox killed my main window and ALL MY TABS

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects.… (read more)

I closed firefox (all three windows), and when I reopened it, it opened the two background windows... but NOT the main window that had all my tabs and pages and projects. Thanks, Firefox.

I *could* go through my History, and see if I remember WHEN I accessed each tab, and TRY to rebuild it, but that is INSANELY ANNOYING and takes upwards an HOUR.

Asked by tha.destroyah 12 months ago

Answered by tha.destroyah 12 months ago

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Proton Tabs Are Undistinguishable! Please Fix!

Please, PLEASE put back the space between the tabs in the Proton version of Firefox. As a web designer, I don't understand how any designer on your staff or any superviso… (read more)

Please, PLEASE put back the space between the tabs in the Proton version of Firefox. As a web designer, I don't understand how any designer on your staff or any supervisor would okay what looks like a seamless tab bar. The UX is horrible.

I've temporarily changed the about:config to mimic Photon. But I understand you are going to get rid of that ability in the about:config file.

Why do you tweak a decent UI into an unusable one? This is becoming an epidemic. Similar things happen on Facebook and with Photoshop (where "upgrades" make parts of the application unusable—that is, they no longer work).

Asked by JeffGates 5 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 months ago