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Open tabs list in no order whatsoever!

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it'… (read more)

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it's nothing more than a long list, impossible to filter in any way, that is not in chronological, alphabetical, order of most recent used, no option to list via website or page title, etc. This is so ridiculously frustrating, along with the molasses lack of speed in opening up windows or tabs, that I'm on the verge of just chucking this entire app, for good. Why do our state-of-the-art advanced technological devices and apps, feel more like we're going backwards, and not forward??

Asked by StevenCee 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

How to get rid of dark mode on new tabs

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the add… (read more)

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the address bar is white and visible. I have New Tab Overide, and each new tab should open the Google home page. So something is going on... I have never set dark mode as a preference for Firefox or Windows. Thanks to whoever can help me. Florio

Asked by Florio 2 days ago

Last reply by TNorth 2 days ago

Lost all my tabs after last update

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all … (read more)

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all of a sudden. Moving files in the firefox profile folder isn't making any difference, perhaps I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway I only have files from the day in which I lost everything, so nothing from days earlier as it seems. Please help, the tabs vanished all by themselves, I didn't have a role in it, though I absolutely need to get them back

Asked by gabriele.frosi 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Restore open windows and tabs on a crashed computer to a new computer

my windows 10 20h2 computer crashed 8/29/2021. Firefox was up to date. I built a new computer. I have access to the files off the old hard drive. I have 5 Firefox windo… (read more)

my windows 10 20h2 computer crashed 8/29/2021. Firefox was up to date. I built a new computer. I have access to the files off the old hard drive. I have 5 Firefox windows open with over 100 tabs of items I am researching How to I get all the tabs and windows to open in chrome on the new computer? I copied the entire profile directory of files into the new profile folder on the new pc and it still opened only the 1 standard home tab. Since Firefox did not shut down properly I expected the restore pages prompt to come up. Current version of Firefox is 93.0 (64-bit)

Asked by J791634 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

I don't seem to have all the tab preferences??

Hi, I'm trying to find a way to disable Firefox from automatically switching to new tabs when I click "open to a new tab" (I do a lot of research so I like to open a bunc… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to find a way to disable Firefox from automatically switching to new tabs when I click "open to a new tab" (I do a lot of research so I like to open a bunch of links in a row, and constantly having to switch back is annoying lol) but I've been browsing all the advice/tutorials (most seem to be from 2018) but I seem to be missing some of the options? Specifically the option for this preference in the tab settings. Have they been removed or just moved? or is there something more I need to do to find them?

I'm also looking for the option that lets you toggle firefox warning you about closing multiple tabs

(the image with the fb container add on is my setting, the other is from a support site/tutorial)

Asked by Shay 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

background tabs obscured by address bar, active tab obscuring address bar (see pic)

image attached describes it best. after updating firefox, this started happening. using the default dark theme. no plugins or anything like that related to appearance ins… (read more)

image attached describes it best. after updating firefox, this started happening. using the default dark theme. no plugins or anything like that related to appearance installed. :(

Asked by idontwantanaccount1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Trying to restore a session within a session from backup file manually

My power died recently, after which I opened Firefox, expecting to be greeted with the about:sessionrestore page but it was just a blank white page for some reason. The t… (read more)

My power died recently, after which I opened Firefox, expecting to be greeted with the about:sessionrestore page but it was just a blank white page for some reason. The tab name still had "about:sessionrestore" but it was just blank, no window to select and restore. I backed up the sessionstore-backups folder and found the session I need to restore (recovery.jsonlz4). I dunno why, when I uncompressed that file, it saved that broken session as well. So the file looks like {Session with broken about:sessionrestore page -> Broken about:sessionrestore tab -> Session I want -> Tabs I want}

Is there any way to manually restore this nested session? I attached some images to help clarify. I don't really know how to work with json files, I'm using a freeware viewer to read the uncompressed session file. Thanks for any help.

Asked by Typo3000 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

refuses to open in new tab when i specifically have settings to do so

As soon as the latest version arrived (which of course it did without my permission, as usual,) I will click on something which always used to open a new tab but now open… (read more)

As soon as the latest version arrived (which of course it did without my permission, as usual,) I will click on something which always used to open a new tab but now opens a new window. I have tried to screenshot my settings page which clearly is checked in the box that says open new tab, NOT new window, but my mouse does not show up a screenshot choice like it usually does. I am a computer novice with a brain disability so any explanation from you will have to be ridiculously simple. thanks so much

Asked by meg.oceanna 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

2 tool bars

I have 2 search tool bars one on top of the other at the top of every page. I only have google for a search engine. I would like to get rid of one of these bars. Any su… (read more)

I have 2 search tool bars one on top of the other at the top of every page. I only have google for a search engine. I would like to get rid of one of these bars. Any suggestion? I am not a programmer. They are confusing me. The top bar says "new...get...search" The second bar down has a back arrow, forward arrow, a circle, (marshall's) shield and a box with a circle on top (a man?). Thks for hlp. Ani Ana

Asked by aniawa 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

When I click on File and new tab, where my usual page used to be, there is a strange page that I can't get rid of

I am using Firefox as my browser. When I click on File and then new tab, the page I usually get has been replaced by a page I do not recognize or want. Don't seem to be… (read more)

I am using Firefox as my browser. When I click on File and then new tab, the page I usually get has been replaced by a page I do not recognize or want. Don't seem to be able to get back to my usual page. I cannot get to my email on Firefox.

Asked by jceefay 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How do I manage the sound Icon in tabs?

With the latest update a lot of ease-of-use has gone away. Include is the fact that tabs that are playing sound only show an icon when I hover the mouse over them. I can … (read more)

With the latest update a lot of ease-of-use has gone away. Include is the fact that tabs that are playing sound only show an icon when I hover the mouse over them. I can not seem to about:config to get the sound icon to remain, despite changing the setting. This means if multiple tabs are playing I have to search all the tabs individually. It also means I cannot quickly switch to the desired tabs muting and unmuting as I prefer.

While this is a specific problem which I hope you can solve readily, it is a part of a pattern I have seen over some of the more recent updates, where useful features are removed in favor of aesthetics. It was this very mistake that lead me to leave internet explorer for firefox. Leave us the ability to turn on and off what we like, instead of forcing us to accept whatever you think is the trend.

Asked by Mæster Olórin 4 months ago

Last reply by gazzawazza 1 week ago

pinterest won't stay open

‘Recently Pinterest will not stay open on my laptop. I am using Firefox. I open in a new tab and I briefly see the page and then the tab just closes. I have cleared cache… (read more)

‘Recently Pinterest will not stay open on my laptop. I am using Firefox. I open in a new tab and I briefly see the page and then the tab just closes. I have cleared cache and browsing history.’ for ‘Firefox’

Asked by Rita 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Disable the "Enable Firefox Developer Tools" tab

Since it seems I can't change hotkeys in Firefox, I thought I'd turn off the developer tools. But now when I press F12 it opens up a tab asking if I want to enable devel… (read more)

Since it seems I can't change hotkeys in Firefox, I thought I'd turn off the developer tools. But now when I press F12 it opens up a tab asking if I want to enable developer tools.

How do I stop that from happening? I have other uses for F12 than the developer tools I don't use.

Asked by Nalathi 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to open a page or link in a new tab adjacent to the original page

Many responses with instructions on how to open a link or page in a new tab end up with the new tab opening all the way at the end of the last tab in a window (with serie… (read more)

Many responses with instructions on how to open a link or page in a new tab end up with the new tab opening all the way at the end of the last tab in a window (with series of open tabs) open instead of adjacent to the page where you originally clicked on the link to open a new tab.

I cant say enough how annoying getting rid of this feature is. I have been using MS Edge as a result until I can figure out how to have tabs in Mozilla open right next to the page I was on previously and not after the final tab in the window I have open.

Asked by M805492G 1 week ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 week ago

Tab size

During my work i often need to have massive amount of tabs, and want to switch between them quickly. And i cant find solution to tab size change, aside of "workarounds" t… (read more)

During my work i often need to have massive amount of tabs, and want to switch between them quickly. And i cant find solution to tab size change, aside of "workarounds" that are "planned to be shit down". Is there a way to do it on permanent basis? I don`t mind those tabs be wide as they are now (although prefer them to be smaller, about 6x times) if i can, for example, have second and third string of tabs. That should be sufficient. But still i cant find a way to do so. I also saw mention of "user feedback" in another thread (currently locked) and would be willing to participate in said feedback.

Asked by misticgrass 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago