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Tab Crash

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or … (read more)

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or risk hardware damage, whatever pref(s) listed and unlisted I need to enable or disable I can put in lock file or anything. -Thanks!

Asked by guyfromkcmo 3 days ago

Last reply by guyfromkcmo 2 days ago

Sometimes when closing firefox, something has opened a new browser session, and I close it, i lose all my tabs from the first session, how do i recover them?

Sometimes when closing Firefox, something has opened a new browser session that i didn't know about, and I close it too, and since it only has one tab open, it becomes th… (read more)

Sometimes when closing Firefox, something has opened a new browser session that i didn't know about, and I close it too, and since it only has one tab open, it becomes the save session with only that open tab, thus i lose all my tabs from the first session, how do i recover all my tabs them from the first session? Sometimes, if Firefox has crashed, it asks if you want to recover your previous tabs, but only if it crashed! I would like an option to force that same recovery when you open Firefox and all your previous tabs are gone and replaced by one stupid tab you really didn't even want in the first place and not have to find every previous tab one at a time. If there was a recent history of sessions or at least the previous 2 sessions we could recover all the lost tabs from that first session! This has happened many, many times to me and if very frustrating to loose all my open tabs and have to start opening all my old tabs that i use all the time!

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Asked by Fixyourlan 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Every other tab does not work

This has gone on for months now, but I was patient because I figured other people would also see it and solve it. Alas, no. I am running 74.0 (64-bit) on Win7 Home Premi… (read more)

This has gone on for months now, but I was patient because I figured other people would also see it and solve it. Alas, no.

I am running 74.0 (64-bit) on Win7 Home Premium SP1.

Only every other tab that I create works. The URL simply remains in the address bar and nothing can persuade the browser to contact it (e.g., Enter, ctrl-R). If I repeat whatever action caused the invalid tab, I get a new tab and it works fine. There is no difference how I open the tab: click a hyperlink in Thunderbird, ctrl-click a hyperlink on a webpage, right-click+open_in_new_tab on a hyperlink on a web page.

While we're on the every-other pattern... The browser has trouble coming up in a workable condition after boot; I currently blame that on overly-aggressive A/V behavior but it does work after I close it and restart it.

Has anyone else seen behavior like this?

Asked by Jeff Grossman 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Problem: opening a link from a bookmark opens in an existing tab instead of a new tab

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my… (read more)

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my Firefox 52 install with all of my extensions (that still worked). Now, I'm running v. 57 Quantum, and a few things aren't working correctly.

First, the MAJOR problem: when I open a link from a bookmark, it's clobbering an existing tab that I was using (that's why it was open, obviously). That is completely unsat and can not be allowed to continue. How do I correct this? I can't find the option under settings-->tabs to fix this problem.

Second issue (major annoyance): I can no longer create a bookmark directly in a bookmark folder on the bookmark toolbar. I used to be able to open that bookmark folder, and the first option was to bookmark the currently open tab. That option has vanished, and i use that all the time. How do I restore that?

Actually, one more issue: I have two tabs that are pinned and are supposed to be protected (i.e., nothing can clobber them, and I can't close them without deliberately turning the protection off (context menu right-clicking on tab). I need that back, because for some reason, firefox thinks it's ok to open a bookmark in those tabs, too, when it most definitely is NOT ok.

Thanks, Jim Graham

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Asked by JimG 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

How do I restore previous sessions after logging back in?

Firefox is set to restore previous session on startup. I quit Firefox, turned off my computer, turned it back on again, and opened Firefox. It did not restore the previou… (read more)

Firefox is set to restore previous session on startup. I quit Firefox, turned off my computer, turned it back on again, and opened Firefox. It did not restore the previous session, and it had logged me out. I logged back in again, but it still did not restore.

All the help articles, like this one (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time) say to go to the menu and select "Restore Previous Session". However this is not available for me - see attached screenshot.

Asked by Anonymoose 4 months ago

Last reply by Anonymoose 4 months ago

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Tab it is overriding the first search. I have to close out the second search but when I do I cant get back to the first

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I ha… (read more)

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I have to close the second tab but then the first tab is blank. I have to close both and open up the browser again. I am not a google fan and want to migrate away as much as possible. It might be my dated windows so instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new version, can I take firefox back to the version I had before this stupid new version. Which sounds like people are having a lot of problems with.

Asked by kismet2design 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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How do I contact a Mozilla/Firefox employee about my problem? Synced tabs issue

I have an android phone running android 9 (Pie) and I had over 100 tabs on it open (mostly news articles and stuff). It is signed into my Firefox account. I realized that… (read more)

I have an android phone running android 9 (Pie) and I had over 100 tabs on it open (mostly news articles and stuff). It is signed into my Firefox account. I realized that's a lot of tabs and the past 2 days I've been actually sorting them and closing some of them. I realized I could do this on my desktop as well. Anyways my phone froze while I had Firefox open, and I realized my tabs on there were all missing... I decided not to panic yet because I could still get to them on my desktop. Turns out when I open the "synced tabs" pane on my desktop which is logged into the same firefox account.. none of the 100+ tabs are there anymore either. How do I actually contact someone that can revert my sync status or whatever to a previous state so I can get my tabs and stuff back that I had open? Firefox crashing on my phone SHOULD NOT EVER somehow close all of those tabs on BOTH the phone and the computer. I guess the crash of firefox somehow wiped them out, and then my desktop synced with that account, realized those tabs were "closed" and cleared the list there as well.

HELP??

Asked by Brad 9 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 9 months ago

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I had 300+ tabs open when Firefox crashed. When I reopened, all my tabs were gone.

Restore previous session did not work. I followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1247052 and looked for a backup file at C:\Users\shelby… (read more)

Restore previous session did not work. I followed the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1247052 and looked for a backup file at C:\Users\shelby\Desktop\rhwqzled.default\sessionstore-backups, but I only see two file names that start with recovery -- recovery.jsonlz4 and recovery.baklz4 -- and both of them show a date/time stamp that is after the crash, so I assume these won't help. Do I have any other options?

Asked by zippyqueer 12 months ago

Last reply by zippyqueer 12 months ago

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The open tabs will not sync. I am logged in with my account, checkmark "sync open tabs" is set, yet it does not work. ?

Hi, the sync. of the open tabs isnot working. everything else will sync, but not the tabs. I have set the tick under the sync settings. Laptop Win 10 Desktop Win 10 Smart… (read more)

Hi, the sync. of the open tabs isnot working. everything else will sync, but not the tabs. I have set the tick under the sync settings. Laptop Win 10 Desktop Win 10 Smartphone Android 8.0.0.384 What could be the problem? Knut

Asked by Friedel1411 1 year ago

Last reply by Friedel1411 1 year ago

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Tabs glowing bright blue

For some reason, when I started my computer this morning the tabs were all bright blue. When I click on another window and change focus, it reverts to the light gray that… (read more)

For some reason, when I started my computer this morning the tabs were all bright blue. When I click on another window and change focus, it reverts to the light gray that it should be, however going back resumes the problem. Starting in safe mode does not help, and turning off hardware acceleration does not help. I have restarted both the browser and my computer, and the problem resumes. The only thing that seems to change it, is when I change it to certain themes like space, who completely change the color of it. The default, dark, and light themes all are affected by this bright blue tab bar.

Asked by killerjilk 1 year ago

Answered by killerjilk 1 year ago

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open url in specific tab

Hi, I'd like to open a specific URL in a specifically identified tab. Suppose my Firefox browser is open with 3 tabs: tab 1 has support.mozilla.org loaded tab 2 has mozil… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to open a specific URL in a specifically identified tab.

Suppose my Firefox browser is open with 3 tabs: tab 1 has support.mozilla.org loaded tab 2 has mozilla.org loaded tab 3 has www.thunderbird.net loaded

I'd like to run a shell command such as "firefox.exe https://iot.mozilla.org", but I'd also like this URL to load in tab 2, no matter where the user's focus is. Is this possible? How can I identify the Firefox tab from command line? One way would be to detect the web page title string, eg. "firefox.exe https://iot.mozilla.org --open-in-tab=\"Internet for people\"" (I just made up that option of course).

Thanks

Asked by vieri 1 year ago

Last reply by vieri 1 year ago

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I'm limited to 1 tab opening at a time, but I need more!

Ever since Firefox updated, scripts I use to make my life easier don't work anymore. For example, I have a local HTML page in which I can enter the name of a movie, click… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated, scripts I use to make my life easier don't work anymore. For example, I have a local HTML page in which I can enter the name of a movie, click a JavaScript button, and tabs that search Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services open up.

I have searches of this sort for other types of media, across search engines with specific criteria set. They save me a ton of time, but they all rely on my browser being able to open up a separate tab for each site being searched.

Is this gone forever in Firefox, or how can I re-enable this in the latest version of the browser? Thanks!

Asked by smokeykitty 1 year ago

Last reply by smokeykitty 1 year ago

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Constant tab crashes nearly 100+ times per day

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone. For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disab… (read more)

Not even an exaggeration. It's only 9 pm and I've already submitted over 80 crashes for today alone.

For Hardware Acceleration, I've tried to disable and enable and disable it again with no change. I tried to read around and turned on "Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser" as well, hearing that some people have tried that with results. I do not have an actively scanning antivirus running, nor firewall. I had this issue before the upgrade to Quantum. I did a completely clean upgrade in hopes of fixing it, and I'm still having issues. Daily. It's been ongoing for several months at this point.

Here's some of the IDs of the last reports: 10 each. Unsubmitted reports:

Report ID Date Crashed b6625188-e622-45fe-b582-d780f2a81e7e 11/9/2018 9:01 PM dce783b7-c0e5-444f-81b8-5bb2f7ae37d9 11/9/2018 9:00 PM 532b7140-f5a0-4097-b2b5-5497491650b2 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 4c92c9b3-9222-4dee-a803-efadb219554c 11/9/2018 8:45 PM d1384f03-4431-45b4-afc8-319dd970c9e0 11/9/2018 8:45 PM b8ce633e-7c89-4bb3-bf34-10bb3c0e7e13 11/9/2018 8:45 PM ca4e1cdc-5883-4f7e-a350-783ba3235769 11/9/2018 8:45 PM f1f0aa76-d462-4c13-a648-49ec3de7d532 11/9/2018 8:45 PM e91459b3-7a13-476c-a99d-3b485c81cf22 11/9/2018 8:45 PM 15fd5607-0adc-4e82-92a5-93f03fa04c8f 11/9/2018 8:45 PM


Submitted reports: Submitted Crash Reports Report ID Date Submitted bp-fdd62174-372d-40e5-be7b-f01140181110 11/9/2018 8:58 PM bp-375c04fe-6db6-48d9-b8b3-b88870181109 11/9/2018 6:38 PM bp-3a5f6f15-80fe-445b-b7a2-742e90181109 11/9/2018 5:59 PM bp-6c26ab83-d418-475f-a783-75cff0181109 11/9/2018 1:00 PM bp-78d286ea-2f20-41b9-ad4b-4c13d0181109 11/9/2018 11:46 AM bp-175874e1-6592-41f1-a96a-194190181108 11/8/2018 1:16 PM bp-c792e875-4ab6-4a46-b7c0-aba780181108 11/8/2018 5:36 AM bp-92e47c41-b613-49ab-952b-23dc40181108 11/8/2018 4:02 AM bp-954db484-9a76-45ff-b705-5ac2b0181108 11/8/2018 3:34 AM bp-644ecdca-2ab3-4146-81e9-c8aef0181108 11/8/2018 3:15 AM

Asked by Sila 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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How do I keep the X showing to close non-active tabs with one click?

I'm currently using Firefox Quantum 64.0.2. Basically, I'd like the X that lets me close a tab with just a click to stay visible. Currently, it's only visible on the a… (read more)

I'm currently using Firefox Quantum 64.0.2. Basically, I'd like the X that lets me close a tab with just a click to stay visible. Currently, it's only visible on the active tab. Is there an add-on, a tweak in about:config, or some userChrome.css code available to keep that X visible all the time on all the tabs?

Asked by carpevis 1 year ago

Answered by carpevis 1 year ago

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A virus opens at windows start up a Mozilla tab with porn sites and other stuff, and it's colses when I want to maximinize

Out of nowhere, a Mozilla Firefox opened in fundal with some weird name like wqkt12essddfg34sdsdgdse24awsd42312.... and I couldn't maximize. After like 20 seconds it disa… (read more)

Out of nowhere, a Mozilla Firefox opened in fundal with some weird name like wqkt12essddfg34sdsdgdse24awsd42312.... and I couldn't maximize. After like 20 seconds it disappeared. But when I started up my pc the Mozilla tab appeared again, made everything black and I had to restart windows explorer to regain access to my computer.

I tried to scan with Malwarebytes, Bitdefender, Avast, etc and nothing. I reinstalled my windows after I formatted all my hard drive, and after I installed only google chrome and graphics card driver, the Mozilla tab popped up again. And I don't even installed Mozilla Firefox on my new windows. I don't get it. I posted a picture to see that it looks like an old version of Firefox, not a new one.

https://prnt.sc/lh481h https://prnt.sc/lh486b

Asked by robertp1 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Firefox wants to open advertizing tabs when I click link

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires wh… (read more)

Firefox has begun opening a new tab, when I click on a link, e.g. a new article in the Times and then asks if I will allow it. These are usually ads or questionnaires which I do not want to open. But I have to jump to that new tab to close it. This is an annoying nuisance, and did not use to happen.

Asked by HarveyNoordsy 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Accessibility of FF tabs, bookmarks, toolbars

Despite incessant FF versions/updates and obvious complaints and demands from FF users, FF Quantum fails to provide FF users with simple settings for changing font/font s… (read more)

Despite incessant FF versions/updates and obvious complaints and demands from FF users, FF Quantum fails to provide FF users with simple settings for changing font/font style/font size of FF tabs/bookmarks/toolbars! Prior to Quantum FF57, the easy to use add-on Theme Font & Size Changer worked but yet despite FF user complaints, no Quantum version (now FF62!!!!!!!) integrates the accessibility features and functionality of such add-on. We need FF tabs in arial black font, e.g.! Inexcusable! Pisses us off! Time to switch browsers!

Asked by InaccessibleFF 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago