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can not show windows of firefox even on the tool bar it show I have successfully open firefox

So I click on firefox after windows 10 updated itself, then I can see firefox is open with the tab on the toolbar. However, even I click on the tab on the bottom, the win… (read more)

So I click on firefox after windows 10 updated itself, then I can see firefox is open with the tab on the toolbar. However, even I click on the tab on the bottom, the windows of firefox won't come up like usual. I can't maximize it nor I can use the browser. Is there anyway to fix this?

Asked by colinbyron138 7 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Sync seems to ignore local paths file:///home for example. How to include these?

One of my uses of Firefox is as a tabbed reader. So I will have arxiv pdfs open, local pdfs etc. I would like to Sync these views across devices. It seems that Sync ignor… (read more)

One of my uses of Firefox is as a tabbed reader. So I will have arxiv pdfs open, local pdfs etc. I would like to Sync these views across devices. It seems that Sync ignores any local tabs. For example file:////home/me/books/this_great_books.pdf

I suspect this is to avoid syncing settings files. But is there a simple path-based over-ride for this?

Or perhaps another extension would solve this.

Asked by david.cottrell 16 hours ago

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Why did Firefox kill the ability to listen to Amazon Music.

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. " And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the abilit… (read more)

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. "

And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the ability to listen to Amazon Music as it works perfectly fine in Chrome and Microsoft Edge but not in Firefox at all. I've tried several days - it won't play it.

Really is uninstalling and basically killing Firefox the best?

Asked by IAmThatStrange 3 months ago

Answered by IAmThatStrange 1 day ago

Opening new tab automatically clicking search bar

When I press ctrl-t, it normally opens a new tab, with the search bar automatically activated so I can immediately type in a website. When I am watching a video in full s… (read more)

When I press ctrl-t, it normally opens a new tab, with the search bar automatically activated so I can immediately type in a website. When I am watching a video in full screen and press ctrl-t, the search bar is not automatically selected, and I have to click it to search something. Is there a fix for this?

Asked by ezlerner51 1 day ago

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Moving webite tabs below bookmarks

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was… (read more)

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was a huge pain-in-the-butt to do.

After a recent re-install, the tabs have moved themselves back to the top of the screen and nothing I do seems to be able to move them back below the bookmarks.

Is there a way I can move the tabs that doesn't involve spending hours hunting through posts on the web, changing hidden Firefox settings, and recoding .css files?

If not, why do you not give the option to move the tabs wherever the user wants? Especially when it makes far more sense to have the website tabs directly above the website being viewed, at least in my opinion?

I'm currently using Firefox 85.0.2 (64-bit).

Asked by sparrowfox 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Task Manager and about:performance do not show tabs

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) bu… (read more)

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) but doesn't show information about open tabs / websites or add-ons. I was trying to use it to see if one of my open tabs was impacting browser performance. I have the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by gerrydl 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

Replace hourglass icon without changing ui.prefersReducedMotion

How can I replace the hourglass icon in the url bar, without setting the the ui.prefersReducedMotion to 1, which will then increase the url bar enlarging when opening a … (read more)

How can I replace the hourglass icon in the url bar, without setting the the ui.prefersReducedMotion to 1, which will then increase the url bar enlarging when opening a new tab?

Bottom line: I want no hourglass icon while loading and disable the "expanding/enlarging" URL bar

Any help will be much appreciated!

Asked by anca.suciu 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

My preference is set to open old tabs, and yet after updates it doesn't. How to fix.

I did a system update (MAC Big Sur) last night, and opened Firefox after and the old tabs didn't open as they should. I checked the settings and it's set to open old tabs… (read more)

I did a system update (MAC Big Sur) last night, and opened Firefox after and the old tabs didn't open as they should. I checked the settings and it's set to open old tabs. How do I get them back and make sure this doesn't happen again?

Asked by jmenmo 3 days ago

How to save user-customized New Tab settings & do a screenshot of New Tab page

I've spent quite alot of time setting up my Firefox "New Tab" layout with the 32 site links I want and all the right logo pics to go with them (sounds simple, but it was … (read more)

I've spent quite alot of time setting up my Firefox "New Tab" layout with the 32 site links I want and all the right logo pics to go with them (sounds simple, but it was NOT), and so on and so on. Now, I'm wondering how I can save all that work so that if something goes awry (Say WHAT??), I won't have to recreate it again (which I probably wouldn't have the willpower to do). I've done lengthy searching on the internet looking for this answer but have not found one. I have "Saved This Page" under "File" but will that will save all the formatting, the layout, the links, logos, etc. of the New Tab page? I don't know that nor am I confident of that. ''''Does anyone know if there a way to save all the user customization of the "New Tab" layout? Also, why can't I take a screenshot of a New Tab page? The tool icon grays out when on a new tab page.

Asked by kren 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

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unable to use more than 1 tab at a time,

In Firefox, when I need to use more than 1 tab at a time - for example filling in an official form, when I have to go to my email to retrieve a code sent, when I go back … (read more)

In Firefox, when I need to use more than 1 tab at a time - for example filling in an official form, when I have to go to my email to retrieve a code sent, when I go back to find the original form I was working on, it has closed or gone. It is proving impossible for me to fillout out forms on offcial sites or for some services becsue when I leave to go to my email, I have to restart the form filling from the start?!! I would be grateful for an VERY easy to follow, jargon free (assume I am very simple - it's OK, I do not mind) solution. becasue i am unable to work when the site i am working on closes everytime I have to go somewhere elase for info.

Asked by YD 6 days ago

Answered by hongyy 4 days ago

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re unable to keep and work with more than 1 tab open at a time

Nnother issue is, if more than one tab is open, can I just click backwards and forwards onto different sites/pieces of work? I used to be able to do this in Google, but i… (read more)

Nnother issue is, if more than one tab is open, can I just click backwards and forwards onto different sites/pieces of work? I used to be able to do this in Google, but in Firefox it has proved impossible. If more than one tab is open, where would the other tabs be? On top, or at the bottom of the screen?

Asked by YD 6 days ago

Answered by TerryN21 4 days ago

surven tab overlapping

I desperately miss a forward/backward button that allows me to surf back and forth across tabs in my entire survival history. The current system is completely overloaded … (read more)

I desperately miss a forward/backward button that allows me to surf back and forth across tabs in my entire survival history. The current system is completely overloaded and you can't find the last tab again.

Thanks

bodo

Asked by bo8000 1 week ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 week ago

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iCloud email tabs stay hidden behind main tab display

I use iCloud.com for my email. A couple days ago my launched message windows (such as opening or replying to a message) will not come forward of the main screen. The tabs… (read more)

I use iCloud.com for my email. A couple days ago my launched message windows (such as opening or replying to a message) will not come forward of the main screen. The tabs appear as thumbnail previews (see attached), but will not display on top. They stay behind the main window screen and cannot be used.

I am on current Firefox version (88.0.1), and did several refreshes which would fix it temporarily, but then it reverts back. I did a complete uninstall and re-installed, but this still has not fixed the problem.

This appears to be only on this PC: I have another almost identical box where Firefox displays the iCloud tabs correctly.

I'm now having to use MS Edge to send or reply to messages from iCloud.

Asked by Mel 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox no longer previews print on a new tab?

It used to be like this: when u selected a file to print (for exemple: a .pdf attached in email) it opened in a new tab, with a preview. Not it seems this is not happenin… (read more)

It used to be like this: when u selected a file to print (for exemple: a .pdf attached in email) it opened in a new tab, with a preview. Not it seems this is not happening, and when i select it to print, it just download the file. There's a lot of files that i don't want to download, i just want them to be printed. How should i do?

I'm on macOS using firefox 85

Thank you.

Asked by guillemrzaragoza 3 months ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 3 months 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 q3.max.2011 3 weeks ago

Answered by TerryN21 3 weeks ago

Lost 1200 tabs! Please please help!

My tabs failed to open after a Firefox crash. There is nothing else than a 2 kb file in sessionstore backups. Is there anything else I can do, or is all lost? 1200 is a l… (read more)

My tabs failed to open after a Firefox crash. There is nothing else than a 2 kb file in sessionstore backups. Is there anything else I can do, or is all lost? 1200 is a lot, and those tabs hold great value to me. So I'm kind of desperate right now. Any help would be immensely valued! (I will start using a session backup plugin for sure.)

Asked by Naviana 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Pop up within a tab, changes my tab view?

For a long time this scenario has worked fine.... I have multiple tabs open, we'll just say A & B. In Tab A I click something I know will generate a pop up on this pa… (read more)

For a long time this scenario has worked fine.... I have multiple tabs open, we'll just say A & B. In Tab A I click something I know will generate a pop up on this page in a while, but I manually swap to Tab B to start working on something else. When the pop up appears in Tab A, I can see the text of the tab go bold, and my view remains on Tab B so I can continue as I want.

But now suddenly, when I switch to Tab B, once that pop up appears in Tab A my view is forcibly changed to Tab A instantly. Pretty inconvenient since it interrupts what I'm doing in Tab B.

How can I go back to the original behavior?

Asked by tyler11 1 week ago

Restore previous session

I lost a session with many tabs. Unfortunately "Restore previous session" was not available. I found a upgrade.jsonlz4 file with a date and time which would have the ta… (read more)

I lost a session with many tabs.

Unfortunately "Restore previous session" was not available. I found a upgrade.jsonlz4 file with a date and time which would have the tabs on it. The size is larger than other ones so I figured this was the best option. I coppied this and pasted it into profiles. Renamed it sessionstore.jsonlz4... Renamed the sessionstore that was in there already to sessionstoreOLD Restarted firefox and when I click on restore previous session button I just get 2 blank tabs.

I then tried the other files which are significantly smaller but still no dice.

I tried the jefferson scrounger and it just gets stuck on "processing"

Any help would be much appreciated.

Please see screenshot of the files I had available to me and saved to a usb.

Asked by roland.dubek 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Lost tabs after refresh

Recently having problems with very slow running and freezing so performed a refresh. Now I seem to have lost all my tabs that automatically opened when starting Firefox. … (read more)

Recently having problems with very slow running and freezing so performed a refresh. Now I seem to have lost all my tabs that automatically opened when starting Firefox. Can I get them back from the Old Firefox Data folder that the Refresh process created on my Desktop or do I have to start again and remember all 78 tabs that used to be on my Home Page?

Asked by MarkHowes 1 week ago