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Middle mouse button click, new tab opened AND switched to that tab.

Hi, Is this new feature? Once I click on link with middle mouse button, that tab is opened and switched to it. Previous firefox versions only opened tab and thats it. It… (read more)

Hi,

Is this new feature? Once I click on link with middle mouse button, that tab is opened and switched to it. Previous firefox versions only opened tab and thats it. It is very frustrating. I want open multiple tabs and then view those tabs. Now I have to, suppose I have 5 links listed in webpage:

I middle mouse 1st link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 2nd link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 3rd link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 4th link Then I have to return to my previous page I middle mouse 5th link Then I have to return to my previous page

If it is new DEFAULT, then please make ant option to switch back in about:config, thanks!

Asked by kirsciukas 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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show sound icon on playing tab without having to hover it, just like opera does out of the box.

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is th… (read more)

it's extremely annoying to have to stop what i'm doing and play "lets find the active tab" when i have tons of youtube videos qued in open tabs. in opera, the logic is there out of the box, but in firefox, it doesn't exist. why such logic wouldn't exist is beyond me, but i see this as an annoying problem that needs fixed. i want to simply glance up at the tabs and see which one is playing without having to spend time digging through the open tabs to find the one that's playing or having to freakin memorize which one it was i don't have time for that.

i followed the guide in this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1291998 i did exactly everything as instructed but it did absolutely nothing, no change at all.

Asked by seikavx 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost Tabs after multiple system freezes, forced shutdowns and crashes.

Hello, I am desperately trying to recover lost tabs from Firefox Browser after 2 crashes, freezing and forced shutdowns. I need the tabs for my work, and as usually hap… (read more)

Hello,

I am desperately trying to recover lost tabs from Firefox Browser after 2 crashes, freezing and forced shutdowns. I need the tabs for my work, and as usually happens, this has occurred at a time when I'm running to meet a critical deadline.

I've tried going to history, but the "recently closed tabs" option was greyed out:-( I've tried searching for other solutions, but cannot fine any that fit my situation. I'm not an IT expert - I know my way around what I need to use (i.e. professional worker), so clear & simple explanation would be much appreciated.

Can I recover the lost tabs from backed up data or a previous system image? My system is Windows 7, and I'm currently running Firefox version 115.0.2. All suggestions welcome!

Thanking you in anticipation off prompt assistance, MLH

Asked by PoodleFamily 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Opening new tabs

Hello, I just recently went from Brave browser back to the old days on Firefox but there is one thing that I miss and I cant find any information anywhere about that whe… (read more)

Hello,

I just recently went from Brave browser back to the old days on Firefox but there is one thing that I miss and I cant find any information anywhere about that when I opened new tabs on Brave it didnt switch to the new tab directly. Sometimes I wanna open alot of links from a page but its a real hazzle here when I need to go back to the old tab again everytime. Is there a setting for that anywhere?

Kind regards

Asked by Naughty Princess 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Show new window as Tab, like Google Chrome

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab. Goog… (read more)

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab.

Google Chrome have this already.

Thanks !

Asked by Mehdi 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 years ago

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Need help restoring the open tabs that are saved in Computer1, to Computer2, but Computer1 does not work

Hi - I need some help restoring the 100+ open tabs that are in Computer1, and open them AS-IS in Computer2. To help you understand my story......Computer1 is main machin… (read more)

Hi - I need some help restoring the 100+ open tabs that are in Computer1, and open them AS-IS in Computer2.

To help you understand my story......Computer1 is main machine, and I had over 100 tabs opened in there. I would like to transfer ALL of the open tabs to Computer2, before re-partitioning the C Drive in Computer1.

The problem is, my Computer1's Windows 10 is giving me problems at the moment, so I can not get into the computer by logging in. No recovery or diagnosis method will do the trick, so I will have to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows into Computer1. Besides, the computer was troubling me for having only ~50 MB available space in the C Drive (I have multiple partitions in my hard drive).

For now, I have removed the hard drive from Computer1, attached it in Computer2, and have access to the data in the various Computer1's drives.

I read many articles here in the Support Mozilla help site to restore the 100+ open tabs from Computer1, into Computer 2, but it is not working for me. I even tried copying the entire "sessionstore-backups" folder from Computer1's location, and replacing the same folder in Computer2's location.

Maybe I have to do more than just copying the "sessionstore-backups" folder, like do something additional through FireFox options??

Any help would be appreciated.

And here is the location of the "sessionstore-backups" folder in both computers:


Computer1 K:\Users\Team Umizoomi\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jrvowkxo.default\sessionstore-backups

Computer2 C:\Users\einstein jr\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\x9z76c15.default-release-1\sessionstore-backups

Asked by lucky11 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Missing Firefox View button

I'm on the latest version of Firefox, 106.1, and I'm missing the Firefox View button on my MacBook Pro 13". It is showing on my Mac Mini M1, and both are logged in and s… (read more)

I'm on the latest version of Firefox, 106.1, and I'm missing the Firefox View button on my MacBook Pro 13". It is showing on my Mac Mini M1, and both are logged in and syncing properly using my Firefox account.

When I type in about:firefoxview on my MacBook Pro in the URL bar, I see the page but noticed it says "New colorways are on the way" on the right. On my Mac Mini, I see the "Independent Voices" text and an option to "Try colorways".

Bug? Some weird setting on my MacBook? Both are running macOS Monterey, 12.6.

Asked by pmoffe 1 year ago

Answered by pmoffe 1 year ago

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Used to be able to move the tabs around; now can't move them anymore

I used to be able to move my tabs around in Firefox, but now they've become "fixed" in position when I open them. I verified in the Help Files that one can "Change the or… (read more)

I used to be able to move my tabs around in Firefox, but now they've become "fixed" in position when I open them. I verified in the Help Files that one can "Change the order of tabs To move a tab to a different position on the tab strip, just drag it there using your mouse", but now I can't seem to do that. What do I need to do to restore ability to move the tabs around? Using Windows 10, , and recently in the last week Firefox updated itself while the laptop was "sleep"ing to Firefox Version 102.0.1 (64-bit). Thank you. ~ SR

Asked by Susan R. 1 year ago

Answered by Susan R. 1 year ago

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tabs NOT highlight links

How do I tell firefox's tab key not to go to links, only form fields. That is, if you go to https://visca.com/apac/dites/, hitting 'tab' should take you to the form field… (read more)

How do I tell firefox's tab key not to go to links, only form fields. That is, if you go to https://visca.com/apac/dites/, hitting 'tab' should take you to the form field [Cerca], whereas now it scrolls through all the links first.

Thanks in advance, Lou

Asked by louhevly 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Tabs not being restored when restarting Firefox

I have tried searching all self help topics. I have tried all available settings options. I have upgraded to the latest version 104.0.2. However, nothing seems to fix my … (read more)

I have tried searching all self help topics. I have tried all available settings options. I have upgraded to the latest version 104.0.2. However, nothing seems to fix my problem which is that Firefox will not restore my previously open tabs when I reopen it. This problem started a few weeks ago. I have selected [Open previous windows and tabs] I have selected [Firefox will remember History]

Can you please help

Thanks Fred

Asked by mjbmail32-reg 1 year ago

Answered by mjbmail32-reg 1 year ago

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Bookmark synced tabs without opening them?

Hi Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question: I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the … (read more)

Hi

Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question:

I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the desktop browser, without opening them first. I've found out how to view them in the side bar, but I see no option to bookmark all tabs.

It would be nice to have synced Tabs in the Library window and Options panel.

Asked by tilsig-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Open previous windows and tabs - not working

In short, "Open previous windows and tabs" is no longer working. I'm using version 111.0 (64-bit). I have done the following: 1. Troubleshooting mode 2. Removed or disab… (read more)

In short, "Open previous windows and tabs" is no longer working. I'm using version 111.0 (64-bit).

I have done the following: 1. Troubleshooting mode 2. Removed or disabled all my extensions 3. Refresh Firefox - twice! 4. Disconnect sync across my two laptops

Still, nothing is fixing the issue. My previous windows and tabs are not being restored.

Help, please!

Asked by sailorm93 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Disable New High-Contrast Tab Outline

After updating to Beta 122.0b3 (64-bit), the active tab is now highlighted with a simple white outline instead of the coloring surrounding the address bar. My selected th… (read more)

After updating to Beta 122.0b3 (64-bit), the active tab is now highlighted with a simple white outline instead of the coloring surrounding the address bar. My selected theme has not changed, and the same goes for all of my extensions. I could not find this change in the 122.0b Release Notes.

If this behavior is intentional, is there any option to return to the previous behavior (including in about:config)?

Asked by Shabcarb 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Link not working on Firefox, but is on Chrome and Safari

I don't think "Tabs" is the right topic, but maybe it's the best of the choices since "Other" isn't an option. I have an email with a link to a monthly newsletter, which… (read more)

I don't think "Tabs" is the right topic, but maybe it's the best of the choices since "Other" isn't an option.

I have an email with a link to a monthly newsletter, which should take me to February's issue. When I click on, or copy/paste, the link, I end up with the January issue. When I copy/paste in Chrome and Safari, I get the February issue. The newsletter people suggested clearing my cache/cookies in Firefox, but that didn't help. No matter how I try to navigate to the newsletter in Firefox, I get to January. I have tried everything I can think of, and still get the January issue in Firefox, while that same link gets me the February issue in Safari and Chrome.

I'm using Firefox 122.0.1, on a MacBook Pro (Sonoma 14.2.1).

I'd appreciate any ideas you might have!


/edit: moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section as you have macOS.

Asked by slschwe 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Disappearing "New Tab" button when tabs exceed width of display space

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 1… (read more)

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 18) the "+" button was JOINED by a ">" button to be able to see tabs off the right hand end of the toolbar, but still use the new tab button.

Post update to the current version of Firefox, at the point the ">" button appears it is REPLACING the "+" button.

I know there are workarounds, but my "rut" is to use the "+" to get a new tab.

Is there any way of getting it back?

Asked by mara1618 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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new tab opening unprompted

The same website opens repeatedly in a new tab. It's a trusted website (public library). I've run a virus scan and looked for solutions but can't find the problem. Any id… (read more)

The same website opens repeatedly in a new tab. It's a trusted website (public library). I've run a virus scan and looked for solutions but can't find the problem. Any ideas please?

Asked by Sarah 1 year ago

Answered by Sarah 1 year ago

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Browsers UI didn't change since 1999 according to a study

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/ Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter … (read more)

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/

Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter everything it sees and how we engage with information is cruical in this age. All we get after 24 years are 4 categories to group tabs. I had even 3000 tabs peaking, average 1000+ reading philosophy. Einstein said: "human stupidity is infinite"...

Bookmarks are atrocious, you cannot even scroll panel with mouse holding bar, cannot cltr+f for existing folders, bookmark manager doesn't find existing folders, it sorts folders with bookmarks together contained under a folder... Doesn't have even tags, with thousands of bookmarks and folders, it would take 10 minutes to find fitting folder... I didn't also find any good 3rd party solutions really...

There are tab manager addons, but if you have again a lot of different tabs, it won't help you, it is useful for short-term workloads, but then you have nothing to store things in more permanent way. Also making notes all the time with reading would cost too energy especially if you need to research many things together... There is prototype of AI that saves all things based how you hover cursor over text etc. It would be great if it supported AI tracking and then highlights important info and makes notes, it is not publicly available yet in some solution...

Note taking programs suffer from same issues, missing core features, chat with AI is still very rudimentary and won't help you bring some small notes or piece of info you read 2 years ago, or something specific on-demand... When note taking program cannot even collapse notebooks on main view and you have seeing like 100ths different entries, or doesn't show available tags and selecte multiple of them quickly together under each notebook...

bottom line: there is no tab management really and all addons are really basic and doesn't support long-term intelligent storage for a lots of tabs so you find what you look for later, bookmarks are unuseable after certain amount (again no good third party solutions i saw...). Note taking programs all suffer from same issues, missing core features, again it is impossible to navigate any else way except using tags, but then if you have many then what, you cannot use tags to find thing nested under 20 other things, some specific bit of info, it will still be vehement to sort, if you cannot use multiple things together like jump to notebook and then see all tags what are there available, which would work better, you cannot remember all tags in each notebook you have... All solutions that exist missing core features and are overly simplistic and vehement... This gave me executive dysfunctions...

And if i give feedback to devs of absolutely logical core things, or what could be better and is missing and what stems from purpose and function and is self-evident: they tell me i am brilliant, it is ABSURD... Don't know what to say... 2023 there is still not way to efficiently make notes, capture knowledge... Even my former 160IQ friend said he had millions of files on disk basically has no idea where anything is... Learns everything from memory as he reads it before he goes to next things... It is really dumb in information age, so much interesting things from what we read is permanently lost, there is no really good way to capture info and link it and bring it easily later... Just diet, or healthy lifestyle can be complex and many different areas that are related and are under 20 other things... IT is impossible to find something later... It is absurdly bad how devs don't realize these things and normal ppl tell you you are crazy if you have over 10 tabs, while it was shown today work can generate easily over 100 tabs and it is important to manage information well... Yet there are no solutions, would have to hire programmer for every small thing i notice somewhere is missing, or is vehement useless basically...

Asked by empleat 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Shortcut to deattach tab into seperate window

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them wit… (read more)

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them with mouse?

Asked by crhe 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago