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Can I reopen windows on a new computer by transfering files from my old computer?

My situation is probably unique but basically, I have a new computer. On my old computer I had a fair few windows open. Because of a lot of different issues (bad battery,… (read more)

My situation is probably unique but basically, I have a new computer. On my old computer I had a fair few windows open. Because of a lot of different issues (bad battery, no working charger etc.), I have access to the hard drive of my old computer but I can't turn it on anymore and it died before I could reopen most of the windows on my new computer. I'm able to use the hard drive as an external hard drive to transfer everything to the new computer as needed So, I know it's possible to get back bookmarks by transferring the files. I also know that there is a recovery file somewhere in the firefox folder which is used when hitting "Restore previous session" to get back the previous windows Would that mean it's possible to find the file from the old computer's hard drive and move it to the same folder on the new computer to use for the restore function in a similar was as the bookmarks?

Asked by Mike 3 days ago

Last reply by Mike 2 days ago

Restore previous session

I closed Firefox to install the new update, and didn't realize I had 2 Firefox windows open. I need to restore my previous session of open tabs, and when I tried to rest… (read more)

I closed Firefox to install the new update, and didn't realize I had 2 Firefox windows open. I need to restore my previous session of open tabs, and when I tried to restore, it restored the second window. Is it possible to find my other previous session? I'm sure I've done it before, but have worked for a while, and have not been able to. Thank you Cindy Holt

Asked by logoad1 3 days ago

Last reply by logoad1 3 days ago

How to get disable the firefox update popup

I don't want to update my firefox. I was able to disable automatic updates. But the popup keeps coming once in a while. I need to get rid of that popup somehow. Please le… (read more)

I don't want to update my firefox. I was able to disable automatic updates. But the popup keeps coming once in a while. I need to get rid of that popup somehow.

Please let me know if there is a way to disable it other than collapsing NAV Bar.

Asked by yash292k11 4 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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Window column width

Hello all, I regularly open up pop up windows to do my job, containing lots of column data. Until recently, the columns would squeeze down as small as they could - depend… (read more)

Hello all, I regularly open up pop up windows to do my job, containing lots of column data. Until recently, the columns would squeeze down as small as they could - depending on data field and font size - meaning the bottom scroll bar was unnecessary. However, in last 1-2 weeks(?) the data columns seem happy to spread themselves out menaing I always have to scroll right to see the last few columns. Is there anything like a 'make the columns fit if they're capable of doing' command/shortcut? Thanks all.

Asked by jrbraid 1 week ago

Answered by jrbraid 1 week ago

Change color of blank page

If I set my home page to "blank" in Firefox settings, it defaults to a blank white page. How do I change the color of this page? Setting background color in the "appeara… (read more)

If I set my home page to "blank" in Firefox settings, it defaults to a blank white page. How do I change the color of this page?

Setting background color in the "appearance" section has no effect for me.

I'm on linux if it matters.

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 1 week ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 week ago

Skipping to first non-search suggestion?

Possibly a question that has been asked before or could be extracted from the shortcuts page, but wording of the problem probably varies quite a bit. In the address bar, … (read more)

Possibly a question that has been asked before or could be extracted from the shortcuts page, but wording of the problem probably varies quite a bit.

In the address bar, when I want to go in one click to the first result that is not a search suggestion, is there a way to accomplish that (instead of arrow down for x amount of times)? A subpar alternative would then be to disable search suggestions of course.

Asked by spma2 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Bookmark positioning

I have no problem with my bookmarks. All in good working order. The only thing is that I restarted my computer and the "other bookmarks" drop down menu appeared on the … (read more)

I have no problem with my bookmarks. All in good working order. The only thing is that I restarted my computer and the "other bookmarks" drop down menu appeared on the right hand side. It has always opened on the left hand side. I just want to move it over to the left.

Asked by digbyquigly 1 week ago

'Other' bookmark drop down menu

All bookmarks working perfectly. Except today, my "Other" bookmark drop-down menu appeared on the right of the screen. How do I get it back to the left side of the scree… (read more)

All bookmarks working perfectly. Except today, my "Other" bookmark drop-down menu appeared on the right of the screen. How do I get it back to the left side of the screen please? It is not the sidebar, it is the drop down menu.

Asked by digbyquigly 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to enable add-ons in Firefox and mozilla pages

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon… (read more)

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon: "Vimium is not running on this page.

Your browser does not run web extensions like Vimium on certain pages, usually for security reasons.

Unless your browser's developers change their policy, then unfortunately it is not possible to make Vimium (or any other web extension, for that matter) work on this page."

How can I enable this, and possibly all normally active add-ons in these pages?

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 1 month ago

Last reply by 24michaelpartridge 1 week ago

"The page is not redirecting properly" error in Google Drive with Firefox

A few minutes ago I had this error, I searched all over the internet but nobody gave a concrete solution. I tried everything: clear cookies, reset firefox, etc. The only … (read more)

A few minutes ago I had this error, I searched all over the internet but nobody gave a concrete solution.

I tried everything: clear cookies, reset firefox, etc.

The only person who gave a solution was to restore windows in a clean installation.

It turns out that for a rare reason my computer woke up with the time misconfigured, I configured it and tried to access some files that I had in google drive, but it showed that error and it had been trying to solve it for 2 hours. Well, it turns out that I had set the time wrong and instead of putting "AM" I put "PM" that is to say, it was 12 hours apart.

I configured everything again and with the correct time and that solved the problem, I hope someone will use this information.

Asked by chapulinawebado 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

How do I start the library/bookmarks window using command line?

How do I start the library/bookmarks window using command line? I saw the following command on the forums, but this is not what I want: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\… (read more)

How do I start the library/bookmarks window using command line? I saw the following command on the forums, but this is not what I want: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -new-window about:downloads

Asked by Muhammad Hussein Ammari 2 weeks ago

How to block third party trackers

Hi! Please give me some tips and tricks on how to block third party trackers while using and browsing on mozilla. Because there is lots of important information on my lap… (read more)

Hi!

Please give me some tips and tricks on how to block third party trackers while using and browsing on mozilla. Because there is lots of important information on my laptop. Please guide me, also National Son Day on this day I got tracked.

Asked by thenextdayby 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Pin header at top of page

How do I pin the header at the top of the window? It all of a sudden went into hide mode, only showing up if I mouse over it, then it makes the screen content jump down. … (read more)

How do I pin the header at the top of the window? It all of a sudden went into hide mode, only showing up if I mouse over it, then it makes the screen content jump down. Very annoying. I must have hit a key code I don't know or they updated or something...

Asked by dr_janicenickel 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Sending laptop out for service. How can I preserve all Firefox data and remove from laptop?

I'm concerned about my browser history, saved passwords, bookmarks, etc. getting in the hands of someone with ill intent. I'm sending my laptop to Asurion to be repaired … (read more)

I'm concerned about my browser history, saved passwords, bookmarks, etc. getting in the hands of someone with ill intent. I'm sending my laptop to Asurion to be repaired and want to get as much sensitive information off as possible. can firefox be backed up and then uninstalled, to be reinstalled later with all my settings? Thanks for any advice.

Asked by Melissa 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago