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Web Search tab opens every time i open firefox. i do not want this

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it fr… (read more)

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it from opening

Asked by toant 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How to restore session when sessionstore.js/.bak is corrupted

Hello. Here we go again with the same (very) old and (very) annoying story. Windows 7 somehow decides to freeze, forcing me to force shut down. And guess what? That's rig… (read more)

Hello. Here we go again with the same (very) old and (very) annoying story. Windows 7 somehow decides to freeze, forcing me to force shut down. And guess what? That's right. My Firefox session is gone..

What's that? Try to search sessionstore.bak to see if it stored the previous session before it was gone? Ok that'll work. Except that sessionstore.bak even if it has the correct time and it's 2.30 MB it contains nothing more but many many empty spaces.

Tried restoring previous file version method, didn't work. (I probably had this function disabled). Tried Recuva program to restore deleted files, found the correct one (.js) only to be the same with the current (containing spaces). Found another almost 2 weeks old (.js), 3.02 MB, contains weird characters and a list of registry keys that are uncompleted(?). Tried copying the contents of that file to that site "herokuapp" ("When All Else Has Failed" - Why this should not), didn't work probably because there aren't any valid tab websites in there.

So here's a suggestion to Firefox developers and those who are involved with it: The .bak file was a good idea. It stores the previous session when something goes horribly wrong. But what if that file gets corrupted or accidentally replaced? You should add an alternative backup method. Another file that will store the session ONCE at the beginning of EACH new day, even if Firefox had not been shut down. Also add a friendly option to access this file through Firefox from its menu. That will save a lot of headaches, a lot of time and more. I am sure this wouldn't be hard for you. And please do not rely on third-party add-ons for this, it should be an official working function. TABS = FIREFOX, keep the tradition, keep it good.

So, is there really another way of accessing my lost tabs (or websites) without these files? I mean except from going through hell (History), which is considered my only option right now, and I don't even remember most of my tabs. What's even worse I don't keep the pages loaded to save memory avoiding Firefox crashes, Flash plugin crashes and extremely painful slow downs, when I don't quit Firefox for a few days. Unless I am missing something here.

Please help and thanks.

Asked by Chris13 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Don't load tabs until selected option makes firefox sometimes forget the correct address of a tab.

Observed on the steam marketplace (on activation some older tabs will load an item instead of what used to be a search query listing multiple items, page url changed and … (read more)

Observed on the steam marketplace (on activation some older tabs will load an item instead of what used to be a search query listing multiple items, page url changed and no back button available).

For example: The tab url was http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=RPG+Maker+card

Browser was then closed.

Sometimes when I come back to that tab in another session the url changes to one of the listings inside (a page that was visited) with no way of going back to the old url.

In this example steamcommunity.com/market/listings/753/220700-No%20Transparency?filter=RPG%20Maker%20card

Also note the %20 instead of spaces.

This happens to about 50% of my tabs. (I have over 50 open) I do not know if this applies to other website, but I would assume it would.

Is this a known issue?

Asked by Ansive 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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New Tab Page – Mine is just gone it has been replaced with Avast search and I have all my top sites pinned and I would really like to have them back

New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites...... I started my Firefox yesterday hit the + for new tab and all my pinned pages are gone and been replaced with avas… (read more)

New Tab Page – show, hide and customize top sites......

I started my Firefox yesterday hit the + for new tab and all my pinned pages are gone and been replaced with avast search page. how do I get this restored

Thanks

Asked by jackson1014 6 years ago

Last reply by Lynnanne 6 years ago

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Clicking on tab always closes tab ie the x button is always active. Also dropdowns from menu bar not active. I have reset and reinstalled to no avail.

The desktop application is misbehaving. Clicking on a tab always closes the tab. I can not get access to drop-down menus under file edit history etc. Sometimes many tabs … (read more)

The desktop application is misbehaving. Clicking on a tab always closes the tab. I can not get access to drop-down menus under file edit history etc. Sometimes many tabs are opened. I have tried resetting and reinstalling without fixing problem. I have also lost drop-down menus in Thunderbird. A scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes showed no infections. This is being sent from a different computer than the one playing up Hope you can help

Asked by bigal127 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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cannot close groups of tabs

when i wish to close a number of open tabs and I confirm from the drop down box that I wish to do so simultaneously nothing happens. I have to close each tab individually… (read more)

when i wish to close a number of open tabs and I confirm from the drop down box that I wish to do so simultaneously nothing happens. I have to close each tab individually

Help Please!

Asked by cmh123 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Undo Close Tab not working

I am using Firefox 28, and either hitting the key combo CTRL+SHIFT+T, or right clicking on the tabs section and choosing "Undo Close Tab" do not work. I have restarted … (read more)

I am using Firefox 28, and either hitting the key combo CTRL+SHIFT+T, or right clicking on the tabs section and choosing "Undo Close Tab" do not work. I have restarted Firefox in Safe mode, with the same result. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox with no fix to this problem. I am not using Tab Mix Plus. Under about:config, both browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo are set to default values. Is there another config file or any other option that may control this setting..?

Thanks.

Asked by JMix 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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how can i block a new tab opening?

In the last few days, suddenly and without my deliberate request, a new tab opens every time I click on something to view on my home page. How can I permanently get rid … (read more)

In the last few days, suddenly and without my deliberate request, a new tab opens every time I click on something to view on my home page. How can I permanently get rid of this horrible feature?

Asked by stretchdm 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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New tab page won't change when I do the about:config thing.

So I updated Firefox a couple days ago. Whenever I open a new tab it take me to this Bing search thing. I Googled how others were fixing this and the about:config thing … (read more)

So I updated Firefox a couple days ago. Whenever I open a new tab it take me to this Bing search thing. I Googled how others were fixing this and the about:config thing isn't working. I go to edit the site that will come up I type in about:blank or Google.com and it just stays the Bing search thing.

Any help would be wonderful since I just want to get rid of the new tab that keeps coming up each time >_<

Asked by girlsrule 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox 29: Reloading/Going back a page into a new tab doesn't work.

Whenever I press ctrl+refresh/back button it doesn't reload the current tab into a new/previous tab anymore. The ctrl+refresh reloads an older page into the new tab, and … (read more)

Whenever I press ctrl+refresh/back button it doesn't reload the current tab into a new/previous tab anymore. The ctrl+refresh reloads an older page into the new tab, and the ctrl+back brings a new page that would be the result of me clicking the back button several times. Sometimes these functions suddenly work correctly again though.

Asked by clamsoup123 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Can i make a backup of all my tabs ? I have 1418 tabs open :p

First, i want to say thank you cause i can work like i want because of you, 1418 tabs open and it works well ! It started to ram a little when i open firefox since i get … (read more)

First, i want to say thank you cause i can work like i want because of you, 1418 tabs open and it works well ! It started to ram a little when i open firefox since i get more than 900 tabs but its not a problem i will clean a little ! :p

Anyway, i wanna know if its possible to make a backup of all my open tabs because i need to transfer them in other computer ( classify them in the bookmarks will be soooo long )

Your supporter and lovely user,

Elemesis alias John Titor

Asked by Elemesis 6 years ago

Last reply by alan_r 6 years ago

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How to get google to open automatically when I click new tab?

I downloaded a new program and it changed my settings on firefox so when I open a new tab it automatically opens bing search engine and I can't figure out how to change i… (read more)

I downloaded a new program and it changed my settings on firefox so when I open a new tab it automatically opens bing search engine and I can't figure out how to change it to google.

Asked by clurr 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How do I open links in a new tab from my Earthlink Web Mail page with Mozilla Firefox?

Whenever I try to open an email message from my Earthlink WebMail page, it always opens in the same Tab but I want the link to open in a new Tab so I don't have to keep h… (read more)

Whenever I try to open an email message from my Earthlink WebMail page, it always opens in the same Tab but I want the link to open in a new Tab so I don't have to keep hitting the back arrow to come back to my email message page.

Asked by jtrg 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox still doesn't restore session after hard crash

Sometimes when power to my machine is cut Firefox does not restore the previous session. Missed to check the restore file on the primary profile, it was still there on th… (read more)

Sometimes when power to my machine is cut Firefox does not restore the previous session. Missed to check the restore file on the primary profile, it was still there on the secondary so I just restored it there. Last time this problem came up (29, Australis Update) it was independent of profile but occurred randomly on either of them. From what I remember on any other crash (freeze, kill task) restore works fine, it's just on hard crash that it doesn't.

Asked by Miraster 5 years ago

Last reply by Sourjobraato Banerjee 5 years ago