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Create a group of related tabs

I have open half a dozen or so tabs related to one subject. I would like to put them all into one "super tab", such that only the super tab shows as an open tab. Then, by… (read more)

I have open half a dozen or so tabs related to one subject. I would like to put them all into one "super tab", such that only the super tab shows as an open tab. Then, by clicking on that tab, it would show the tabs within it, any one or more of which could be selected. Is this possible, and if so how is it done? Perhaps there's an add-on or extension that would do this.

I have already created a multi-tab bookmark that sorta, maybe accomplishes the same thing. But it's not as convenient as what I envision as described above.

Thanks for any advice or words of wisdom.

Asked by Ron 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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How do I switch back to the old ctrl-tab/ctrl-shift-tab behavior ?

Hello ! So I have seen this question posted before but the author decided to just switch version, which is not exactly a future proof solution So Firefox changed the way… (read more)

Hello !

So I have seen this question posted before but the author decided to just switch version, which is not exactly a future proof solution

So Firefox changed the way ctrl-tab works to display the last tab used, and while I don't think this is a bad idea, I'm just very used to quick switching by mashing ctrl-tab/ctrl-shift-tab, and I don't really want to try and remember the exact order I used my many tabs to navigate between them.

Isn't there somewhere where I could toggle this ?

Thanks !

Asked by Xerdes 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I change the color of the Tab Bar at the top of the browser from black to any other color.

I find the color change in this version 57.0 (64-bit) To a black background with white letters is vary harsh on my eyes. Reversing the colors with the Tab that is open. I… (read more)

I find the color change in this version 57.0 (64-bit) To a black background with white letters is vary harsh on my eyes. Reversing the colors with the Tab that is open. It is easier to tell which Tab is open. I have a mac-book pro and it's tool bar is black so your browser just blends in and seems like part of the desk top making it a little harder to separate the two and easier to click on a drop down then a tab. This change is harsh on my eyes and more fatiguing, a subtle blend of colors is always easier on the eyes. If the color can't be changed how do I go back to the previous version? Thank you for any assistance. John McLeod

Asked by Exkiwi2158 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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How do Containers/"Container Tabs" work?

What *is* a container/"container tab"? (Please be consistent with the nomenclature) Do I open tabs within these containers? I just opened a container/"container tab" and … (read more)

What *is* a container/"container tab"? (Please be consistent with the nomenclature)

Do I open tabs within these containers? I just opened a container/"container tab" and did a search from the search bar: it opened a new tab that does not appear to be contained or related to the container/"container tab" in any way. Am I supposed to be able to move tabs into these Containers? Maybe not, because sometimes they are referred to as Container Tabs themselves. Is this the desired behavior, and if so, why?

Asked by 1984WasNotaManual 3 years ago

Answered by Mkll 3 years ago

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Firefox restore a previous session before last from a jsonlz4 recovery file

Im In a difficult situation, I have updated firefox to the new version 2 weeks ago. This version disable my 'session manager' add ons, without my knowledge. Yesterday I c… (read more)

Im In a difficult situation, I have updated firefox to the new version 2 weeks ago. This version disable my 'session manager' add ons, without my knowledge. Yesterday I closed my firefox with 150 tabs and shut it down, hoping that when I start firefox again today, and click on 'restore previous session' that my 150 tabs will appear before me like they normally do. Except what happened was that I opened firefox, the main page opened, and before I was able to click' restore previous session' and restore my 150 tabs, I accidentally closed the firefox window. I then reopened firefox again, and clicked 'restore previous session' and all it would do is open the main window, and all my 150 tabs are lost now. I thought i shouldnt worry, because I did see an article last year about how to restore the firefox session that existed before the previous session, and there was something in that article about a sessionstore,js file and a .bak file that needs to be renamed. I went to my Firefox Profile Folder, there I clicked on the 'Sessionstore-backups' folder, and found these files:

1.previous.jsonlz4 2.recovery.jsonlz4 3.recovery.baklz4 4. upgrade.jsonlz4-20171002220106 5. upgrade.jsonlz4-20171024165158 6. upgrade.jsonlz4-20171112125346

I saved a copy of these files in My documents, but I dont know what to do with these files, I tried to rename the .baklz4 file to sessionstore.js, but it didnt work, I tried renaming it to recovery.jsonlz4 but it still didnt work, It is 23rd november today and I have given up hope that I would be able to recover all 150 tabs from yesterday, but the file in point 6 which is called ' upgrade.jsonlz4-20171112125346' seems to be a backup file from 15th November, so I thought Id try and rename this file and recover my tabs from 15th November instead ( about 120 tabs in total). I have tried renaming this file to , recovery.jsonlz4, previous.jsonlz, session.jsonlz4, sessionstore.js, but everytime i restart firefox, it doesnt read this file, and gives me that one blank tab instead. Can anyone tell me how to restore the 15th November file and how to load the 120 tabs in that file please?

Thanks

Asked by upsetuser1 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Opening a set of multiple pages when i start up Firefox

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search prod… (read more)

What's the equivalent in Firefox of "on start-up, use current pages" from Chrome ? I have a specific set of pages I want to open when Firefox starts. A Google search produces outdated references to an option to use "current pages" In about:preferences.

Asked by Tracey Lowndes 1 year ago

Answered by Tracey Lowndes 1 year ago

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89.0b2 Revert new tab design

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and… (read more)

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

Asked by PepeTheFrog21 6 months ago

Answered by TNorth 6 months ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Pinned tabs disappear

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with onl… (read more)

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with only one instance of Firefox?

Asked by soljeni 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to restore tabs from "sessionstore-backups" folder?

I closed Firefox and when I reopened it all my tabs were lost. However, I made a copy of the sessionstore-backups folder the previous day. How can I restore my tabs from … (read more)

I closed Firefox and when I reopened it all my tabs were lost. However, I made a copy of the sessionstore-backups folder the previous day. How can I restore my tabs from this folder?

Asked by TrueFireAnt 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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tabs and windows from previous session will not load

When I start the computer and open Mozilla all that comes up is a blank tab. Whatever I had from the previous session is gone. I've tried going into options and setting i… (read more)

When I start the computer and open Mozilla all that comes up is a blank tab. Whatever I had from the previous session is gone. I've tried going into options and setting it under general to open them and that doesn't seem to work, and when I go to my menu bar at the top of the page and look under history there, it shows nothing. Before this last update, that's how I restored a lost session when necessary. I'm just at a loss to figure out what's going on now.

Asked by happyfrog 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Opening Google with new tab.

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of differ… (read more)

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of different website thumbnail. I don't care about that. I hate it. I just want it to open right to Google. Please tell me how to correct this problem. Thanks.

Asked by cliffwallace 6 years ago

Answered by Scribe 6 years ago

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The plus sign that allows clicking to get a new tab is missing so only one tab is available

Yesterday, I have no idea how it happened but I was in the middle of working when the ability to open a new tab vanished... no more + sign available to click. Appreciat… (read more)

Yesterday, I have no idea how it happened but I was in the middle of working when the ability to open a new tab vanished... no more + sign available to click. Appreciate your help!

Asked by gggeorge 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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jsonlz4 file to html

I had to reinstall W7 on my HD. I saved all of the app data. The bookmark and open tabs list are large and I do not want to import them all to the new install. I want to … (read more)

I had to reinstall W7 on my HD. I saved all of the app data. The bookmark and open tabs list are large and I do not want to import them all to the new install. I want to convert the files to html so I can pick what I reinstall and save the html file for reference. I have searched and don't seem to find a way to convert the jsonlz4 files to html. Is there no converter or easy way to do this? Thanks.

Asked by helpful55 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Middle mouse button does not open links in a new tab.

If your only solution is to tell me to: 1.Restart my computer 2.Start Firefox in safemode 3.Use another hotkey to open a new tab that's not middle mouse button. Then don'… (read more)

If your only solution is to tell me to: 1.Restart my computer 2.Start Firefox in safemode 3.Use another hotkey to open a new tab that's not middle mouse button.

Then don't even bother replying. As I've done the first two and it made no difference and 3rd option is a solution at all.

This is frustrating and I'm slightly upset that after reading 20+ Pages of the same problem dating back from 2011 that there are no answers.

I am on a fresh install Windows XP (Yes I know old school) with firefox version 27.0.1.

Asked by ShadowBomber 7 years ago

Answered by ShadowBomber 7 years ago

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open link in new tab

I do not know how to make sure that firefox opens links in a new tab. In Preferences I checked the option 'always open in a new tab instead of a new window' but that doe… (read more)

I do not know how to make sure that firefox opens links in a new tab. In Preferences I checked the option 'always open in a new tab instead of a new window' but that does not work: links are always opened in the same tab but not in a new one. How to make that happen?

Asked by okkehel 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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In which file is the list of open tabs stored?

I normally have FF save my previous session and I had quite a number of useful tabs open. For some unknown reason, FF crashed and when I was able to load it again, all m… (read more)

I normally have FF save my previous session and I had quite a number of useful tabs open. For some unknown reason, FF crashed and when I was able to load it again, all my open tabs were gone and I'd like to recover them. I read in a post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1057949) that "Open and closed tabs are stored as part of the session data in the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder."

Fortunately, I backup my entire HDD weekly and had a backup only two days old, so I mounted that backup as a separate drive letter and went to my FF profile in that backup, but there was no sessionstore.js file to be found. What I want to do is to go into my FF profile on the mounted backup and find the file containing my tabs as of my last backup two days ago, then copy that file into my FF profile on my C: drive. That way, my hope is to be able to reboot FF with all my tabs as they were at that time, as that will give me over 90 percent of the tabs I've lost.

For reference, I'm running FF45 under W7 Pro 64-bit SP1.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Asked by Yankiwi 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago