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Suggestion: Switch to New Tab

The behavior of Firefox on my iPad when long-pressing a link and selecting the “Open link in new tab” option is counter to how it should operate. It opens the link in a n… (read more)

The behavior of Firefox on my iPad when long-pressing a link and selecting the “Open link in new tab” option is counter to how it should operate. It opens the link in a new background tab. It should open the link in a new tab and bring that tab to the foreground, like it does in the desktop app.

Asked by HuntingPudel 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

What has happened to containers?

It used to be that Firefox had different containers. I kept separate ones for shopping, banking, Facebook, etc. Now I had to erase my MacBook Pro IOS, and after a few day… (read more)

It used to be that Firefox had different containers. I kept separate ones for shopping, banking, Facebook, etc. Now I had to erase my MacBook Pro IOS, and after a few days of trying to use Safari, I installed Firefox. But I can no longer see the possibility of using containers. I found them particuarly helpful when I had more than one account for a certain platform - with containers, I didn't need to sign out and sign in to switch users. It also (supposedly) kept Facebook from tracking our interests. Has Firefox done away with containers? Or have I simply forgotten what they are called (buckets, maybe?). I searched and searched the help articles to no avail. If they have done away with them, why?

By the way, Chrome (which I had to use at work) started offering a similar product and it was also very helpful.

Asked by redwoodchoirs 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Some links won't open new tab in Firefox

I'd love to find a solution! Sometimes this happens when opening a link from my email (to a well-known retailer as shown in the images below), and at other times it is i… (read more)

I'd love to find a solution! Sometimes this happens when opening a link from my email (to a well-known retailer as shown in the images below), and at other times it is in response to a website requesting information as part of a 2-factor ID request or, or even a password change. It has become almost almost debilitating! What setting seems to be wrong here.

I use Webroot SecureAnywhere and the relevant updates are applied automatically.

Asked by let98007 1 week ago

Issue of "opening new window" with virtual desktops in windows 11

OS Version: Windows 11 Home, 23H2 Firefox Version: 127.0.2 I have several virtual desktops: Desktop 1, 2, 3 and 4. Case 1: Assume that there is at least one opening Fire… (read more)

OS Version: Windows 11 Home, 23H2 Firefox Version: 127.0.2

I have several virtual desktops: Desktop 1, 2, 3 and 4. Case 1: Assume that there is at least one opening Firefox window in any virtual desktop. And, if I try to open a new window in Desktop x (x = 1, ..., 4), it will appears in Desktop x as expected. Case 2: Assume that there are currently no opening Firefox windows in any virtual desktop. And, if I try to open a new window in Desktop 2 or 3 or 4, it will only appears in Desktop 1.

Asked by StoolMonster 1 week ago

Last reply by StoolMonster 1 week ago

My userChrome.css file has lost the tabs bar

Background (2024): Created my userChrome.css file, on my desktop, 4 or 5 years ago when I was using Windows 8.1. At best I am an experimenter with userChrome. Last year,… (read more)

Background (2024): Created my userChrome.css file, on my desktop, 4 or 5 years ago when I was using Windows 8.1. At best I am an experimenter with userChrome. Last year, due to another problem, I had to update to Windows 10. So far, so good. My userChrome file held through the update.

Fast forward: In May I had a hard drive crash (total DOA) and had to buy a new desktop (Dell) with Windows 11 (I almost regret that), 64-bit. Also using FireFox 127.0.2. After more than a month, most of my software and files are working again.

Current problem: My userChrome file is not working as it used to. I had it backed up to other places, so I know it is not the file. I am missing the “tabs bar”; the one with the FireFox icon at the far left, then (in my case) a Google box, and then the “+” for Tabs.

That bar is missing and I can not figure out why. I suspect something changed in Firefox. I do not see how Windows 11 (god forbid) would do anything like that.

See attached image.

I can not create additional tabs or move between them.

I suspect that the “solid” black bar after the Bookmarks toolbar(s) may be involved.

My “colors” seem to be OK and the location of everything else is acceptable with the exception of the “Find in this page (Ctrl+F)”. The ‘magnifying glass is in the correct place on the second bar but the box to enter data is at the bottom. The box used to be just in front of the ‘magnifying glass’. Not as critical as the “tabs bar” but annoying.

Don't see how to attach my userChrome.css (as userChrome.txt). I can supply the file or post it.

Can anyone make a simple suggestion for a simple senior citizen?

Asked by AIVAS 1 week ago

Spam/phishing pages….

A tab popped up, I didn’t click anything. It has a very spammy looking website. How do I block them? Here is the website: https://barricadesecureway.info/avs/en/mob/malw… (read more)

Asked by Lisa Whitney 2 weeks ago

Tabs problem

Even when i set it on start from where i left off, after closing my Mozilla desktop application my all tabs get reset which have been quite problematic for me. In regard… (read more)

Even when i set it on start from where i left off, after closing my Mozilla desktop application my all tabs get reset which have been quite problematic for me.

In regards for this, please solve this problem as soon as possible as it keeps hindering with my work

Asked by alexkade05 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Restore Lost Tabs

When I logged onto Firefox this morning it asked me to update which I did. When I got onto Firefox all my tabs were gone. Please tell me if I did something to cause this … (read more)

When I logged onto Firefox this morning it asked me to update which I did. When I got onto Firefox all my tabs were gone. Please tell me if I did something to cause this and how to keep this from happening again. I do have it set up to restore tabs when logged off and starting up again. Also please tell me how to get my tabs back! I tried to follow instructions for this but actually didn't have the things they said to click on. Thanks so much for your help!!

Asked by Mary 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Android Firefox tab freezes when close and reopen

I am experiencing a problem where when I exit the Firefox for Android app with a tab open, and then reopen the same tab later, the tab search bar becomes unresponsive. I … (read more)

I am experiencing a problem where when I exit the Firefox for Android app with a tab open, and then reopen the same tab later, the tab search bar becomes unresponsive. I can type in a new search query or new website URL but upon pressing search, it loads indefinitely. The issue is seems specific to that tab as it doesn't persist if I open a new tab and put in the same contents into the searchbar - this works fine. This doesn't happen every time I close the app and then want to make a search from an existing tab, but it happens fairly regularly.

It's a pretty small issue as far as bugs go, but it is annoying from time to time and I would love if there was a fix :-)

Asked by Lou 2 weeks ago

Restore tabs from sync

So my firefox crashed, I had over 50 tabs with information I want to read later when I have time, so they usually pile up. I tried to restore when I got the error when st… (read more)

So my firefox crashed, I had over 50 tabs with information I want to read later when I have time, so they usually pile up. I tried to restore when I got the error when starting up firefox. It said it was successful, but there were literally no tabs available.

Is there a way to access older syncs? Since I assume my now synced state is this empty hell.

br Andreas

Asked by andreas.haugen 2 weeks ago

Though I have 'Open previous windows and tabs' set, FF opens with a new session

I normally have a few tabs open all the time. When I close FF with the windows x on the title bar it closes and when I click the FF logo pinned on the taskbar FF opens wi… (read more)

I normally have a few tabs open all the time. When I close FF with the windows x on the title bar it closes and when I click the FF logo pinned on the taskbar FF opens with my previous session tabs, this is normal way work. Then for some reason it suddenly changes so when I open FF I get a new window with no tabs. I usually can recover this with >History>Recently closed tabs. But if FF is started with a link in a document, I deal with that and when it closes I realise that it had opened a new window, when it closes there is no recently closed tabs history and I've lost them all. I think this happens because the link opened a new window and closed it automatically and now because it had no more tabs open there is no tab history to recover. But then it stays like that. Every time I open FF it opens a new blank window, I click the >Recently closed tabs and get it back. Then close the new blank window then close FF but it doesn't re-open with the previous tabs even though it's set to do so. It works OK for a while and then suddenly starts this aberration. I've tried getting help on this before and was advised to close FF >3Bars>Exit but that closes all open sessions rather than just the one I want to close. This problem has been on going for a long time and is extremely annoying when all the tabs are lost. I even suggested that there could be a session stack maybe 10 or 20 so we could open that and recover any of the stack sessions we wanted. I'm sorry to say that FF is not the reliable browser it once was.

Asked by `Vic 2 weeks ago

Restoring Open Tabs

I signed into the web browser and turned on Sync, and I did a new windows installation. When I re-downloaded firefox browser and signed in, I lost all my open tabs. Under… (read more)

I signed into the web browser and turned on Sync, and I did a new windows installation. When I re-downloaded firefox browser and signed in, I lost all my open tabs. Under connected services I can still see that my session from before I did the windows installation is still logged in, and I was wondering if there is any way I can retrieve my open tabs from that instance?

Thank you very much!

Asked by darrellcold 2 weeks ago

Recently closed tabs and windows is disabled

Hello, I am using Firefox on a new computer, and I have a bizarre problem that I never experienced on other computers. The 'recently closed tabs' and 'recently closed win… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox on a new computer, and I have a bizarre problem that I never experienced on other computers. The 'recently closed tabs' and 'recently closed windows' options are disabled. They are grey, and I can't click them (see image). Also, the 'reopen closed tab' when you right-click one of the tabs is disabled (grey). I have tried to search everywhere why it can happen and found nothing. Any advice on how to enable this option? Thanks

Asked by nadavamd 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Ever since I updated the Android app, it keeps closing tabs when I try to scroll the tab list

I recently updated to a new version of the Firefox Android app through the Play Store, and it changed the look of the lab list so that tabs were larger. However, it also … (read more)

I recently updated to a new version of the Firefox Android app through the Play Store, and it changed the look of the lab list so that tabs were larger. However, it also seems to have changed the tolerance for my swiping to scroll through the list. Now, when I swipe to scroll up with my right thumb, it often closes the tab under my thumb rather than scrolling. This seems to be because my swipe is at an angle due to the way I am holding my phone, but before the update I never had this problem. It would be nice if the tolerance was adjusted back to the way it was or if I could disable the swipe to delete tab feature.

I've made a video to show the issue.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sVG9Std5dofQ5MZM6

Thanks.

Asked by jjmorse 2 weeks ago

All tabs keep closing

I don’t know if it was an update that automatically installed or something but all my tabs keep closing when I exit the app. All my private tabs I had open are gone … (read more)

I don’t know if it was an update that automatically installed or something but all my tabs keep closing when I exit the app. All my private tabs I had open are gone :/ and I keep trying to leave tabs open, close the app, and open it again and they all still get erased. I saw this was a problem last year too but didn’t see if there was a solution or not.

Asked by aaronwn6 2 weeks ago

Auto Opening Tabs Fail to link to trusted site pages.

Firefox "Tabs" when operated automatically will not work on links within emails that I trust. When I manually select the link to open within a "Private Tab"(Personal, Ban… (read more)

Firefox "Tabs" when operated automatically will not work on links within emails that I trust. When I manually select the link to open within a "Private Tab"(Personal, Banking, Shopping, etc)the link will work, and connect. I have checked the Windows 10(64) Firewall and my VPN, and nothing is set to block Firefox from connecting the auto-opening Tab. What is the trouble?

Asked by Paul 2 weeks ago