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How to make "Reopen Closed Tab" actually reopen closed tabs again?

Up until Firefox 116, Reopen Closed Tab (Ctrl+Shift+T) would reopen closed tabs, and Reopen Closed Window (Ctrl+Shift+N) would reopen closed windows. There was a clear bi… (read more)

Up until Firefox 116, Reopen Closed Tab (Ctrl+Shift+T) would reopen closed tabs, and Reopen Closed Window (Ctrl+Shift+N) would reopen closed windows. There was a clear bifurcation, so I could freely close windows and not worry about it polluting my tab history in another window.

The latest change has thrown out that advantage, and now Reopen Closed Tab reopens both tabs and windows, while Reopen Closed Window still just reopens windows. This makes the later essentially useless and the former much more difficult to use for me.

I assume this was done to just continue copying Chrome in all respects since that's how it handles it, but the changelog just vaguely states, "This change is in anticipation of upcoming changes to recently closed tabs."

Does anyone know if there's a setting to separate the two functions again?

Asked by mminer237 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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restore tabs

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a fi… (read more)

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a file called upgrade.jsonlz4 from November, maybe that could be used to restore tabs somehow?

Asked by ss-shadow 6 months ago

Answered by ss-shadow 6 months ago

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browser.link.open_newwindow keeps changing to 2, instead of the default 3

Hi, I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'. Not entirely sure… (read more)

Hi,

I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'.

Not entirely sure what could've caused this, all I've been able to find is this here support article with another bloke having the samme issue, but what seemed to be only once.

I haven't done much in way of troubleshooting, as I'm not really sure how to go about doing that for a browser.

If I had to guess, it would be either something updating, or an extension yanking my chain, so here's the list of every extension I have installed:

1Password - Password Manager Allkeyshop - Compare Game Prices Bitwarden - Free Password Manager Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans Dark Reader Disable YouTube Cards Duplicate Tab Shortcut Fast Copy Links Honey NordVPN - A VPN Proxy Extension for Firefox Return YouTube Dislike Tab Reloader (page auto refresh) uBlock Origin

Asked by Bean 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Cannot disable session restore

Whenever I open Firefox, it opens every tab from my previous session. I don't want this - if I closed the window, it was because I wanted it closed, and I don't need any… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox, it opens every tab from my previous session. I don't want this - if I closed the window, it was because I wanted it closed, and I don't need any automated system to re-open everything on the off chance I was wrong. I believe the setting for this is on the General tab, but as you can see in the attached screenshot, it's definitely off, yet the feature won't go away. I also tried changing the config settings, as listed here:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1285172/firefox-always-restores-windows-and-tabs-after-reboot

, but it had no effect.

How do I stop Firefox opening these tabs without permission?

Asked by Kazza 6 months ago

Answered by Kazza 6 months ago

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Bookmark synced tabs without opening them?

Hi Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question: I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the … (read more)

Hi

Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question:

I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the desktop browser, without opening them first. I've found out how to view them in the side bar, but I see no option to bookmark all tabs.

It would be nice to have synced Tabs in the Library window and Options panel.

Asked by tilsig-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Picture in picture is not appearing

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including yo… (read more)

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including youtube. I tried disabling and enabling pip, entering troubleshoot mode, and none of them worked. Not reinstalling because it will be annoying to log in everywhere I've had account at.

Any solution?

Asked by khat 1 year ago

Answered by khat 1 year ago

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New tab "+" missing from tab bar with with 20 tabs or more

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I cl… (read more)

After the latest update (117.0 64-bit) I now do not see the '+' sign in the tab bar. I have 40 tabs open (please, no negativity - it's always worked for me), but if I close all of the tabs it reappears. Re-open the original 42 tabs and it's gone again. Close them and it reappears, etc. Now for the fun bit: starting from scratch with a new window - the '+' is there, but open 20 more tabs and it goes.

Asked by trgz 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Unwanted google translate window

Help, I do not know how I got stuck with this but every time I go to twitter I get this tab pop up window and cannot get rid of it. I am not versed enough to get rid … (read more)

Help, I do not know how I got stuck with this but every time I go to twitter I get this tab pop up window and cannot get rid of it. I am not versed enough to get rid of it. Please, please help get rid of it. https://twitter-com.translate.goog/home?_x_tr_sl=en&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US

Asked by laurelt2001 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Tabs from latest session are NOT returning back

Feature "Reopen previous tabs" are under check, but after closing browser by "X" and reopening it, it'll start load Home page alone. This thing works correctly only by "E… (read more)

Feature "Reopen previous tabs" are under check, but after closing browser by "X" and reopening it, it'll start load Home page alone. This thing works correctly only by "Exit" button in pop-up menu.

This isn't happened on previous versions before and I want you to make it reopen those tabs again, because I don't feel comfortable closing the browser any other way than "X" window button.

Asked by Dan-WiiU-Killer 7 months ago

Answered by Dan-WiiU-Killer 7 months ago

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New Tab does not offer selection of most visited site, just blank boxes

'After last update, the new tab option does not offer either a selection of most visited sites or recent sites despite that both are check on in the settings. How can I t… (read more)

'After last update, the new tab option does not offer either a selection of most visited sites or recent sites despite that both are check on in the settings. How can I turn on that function again?

Asked by jiri.kindl 7 months ago

Answered by jiri.kindl 7 months ago

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Firefox browser opens links in an emptied profile instead of an already open window

When clicking a link to a website, it opens my default browser, which is firefox, but it opens a new window with no add-ons, custom settings, cookies, a blank browser. Af… (read more)

When clicking a link to a website, it opens my default browser, which is firefox, but it opens a new window with no add-ons, custom settings, cookies, a blank browser. After the recent update as of 3 November 2023, all my add-ons and settings were completely reset, as well as bookmarks all deleted, so I created a new profile to save all my settings. The new window that gets opened does not have any cookies, so it is not logged into anything. It also cannot combine with my other firefox windows and tabs.

Asked by EnmaAisha 7 months ago

Answered by EnmaAisha 7 months ago

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firefox switching to tab with login prompt everytime on startup

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to cl… (read more)

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to click in sign-in button.

Its really annoying that these kind of tabs get opened automatically, and then I have to switch back. Is there a way to disable this autoswitch or better, let the authentication happen automatically since the password is already stored ?

Asked by kushagraR 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Permanently pin the tab of an addon

I use the Feedbro-Addon, which creates an own tab. Its url is: moz-extension://285d678c-ecb3-4003-923d-835fc9d8e0bc/reader.html If I use it as a normal tab (instead of … (read more)

I use the Feedbro-Addon, which creates an own tab. Its url is: moz-extension://285d678c-ecb3-4003-923d-835fc9d8e0bc/reader.html

If I use it as a normal tab (instead of a pinned tab) ... it survives a Firefox restart. But if I use it as a pinned tab (which I want) ... it disappears after a Firefox restart.

I suppose it has to do with it being an addon-page instead of a "normal" page.

Is there a way to make it stay permanently pinned?

Asked by Thomas likes to learn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Background inactivity

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab… (read more)

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab suspends after some in activity which is a problem for me

i found a solution through ABOUT:CONFIG and disabled these 3 for videos 1 - media.suspend-bkgnd-video.enabled 2 - media.resume-bkgnd-video-on-tabhover 3 - browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory

for videos and live streams it was good it didn't suspend but my problem now since update v.102 is that video plays but the CHAT stops and doesn't reload until i reopen firefox to the front of my programs

although it is runnning in the background and NOT MINIMIZED

even when the live stream has some lags and re-buffer it doesn't rebuffer or refresh the page to reconnect to the live stream until i force my firefox in front of my programs or games and again it was not minimized

if there is an option in the about:config to change this please tell me i'm already losing my mind as i missed one of my friends live stream because of that suspension

thank in advance

Asked by MegaDooOooM 1 year ago

Answered by MegaDooOooM 1 year ago

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Issue with multiple tabs, or staying in the same tab when clicking on a ling in email

For a few days now this thing with the tabs is driving me crazy. When I click on some link a new tab opens, then I click on another link another tab opens. Following so… (read more)

For a few days now this thing with the tabs is driving me crazy. When I click on some link a new tab opens, then I click on another link another tab opens. Following some instructions I went to about:config where I was asked to look for neww, then change the default from 3 to 1. That solved the issue with opening multiple tabs, but now when in gmail and I click on a link it remains in the same page and I have to keep getting back to gmail to continue reading my emails.

That was not the behavior before. When I clicked on a link in my email I was taking to a new tab. Which was OK. But then lately every time I click on something it keeps opening new tabs. This is so annoying.

What can I do to go back to the settings I had a week or more ago.

This is FRUSTRATING!!!!

Thanks so much for your help on this matter.

Ana

In email when I click on a link

Asked by anachoto 2 years ago

Answered by anachoto 2 years ago

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be … (read more)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Inappropriate sharing of tabs between personal and work computers

I have two computers, one for personal use and one for business. Somehow the tabs between the two computers are being shared and I cannot disable it. Both browsers are si… (read more)

I have two computers, one for personal use and one for business. Somehow the tabs between the two computers are being shared and I cannot disable it. Both browsers are signed into different Firefox accounts, Sync is turned off on both, and there are no connected devices. Yet despite that, when I go to one computer, it pops up a Firefox icon (see attached) in the taskbar that lets me open the tab open on the other computer. This is incredibly frustrating and Firefox should not automatically share this information, and should not make it so difficult to disable.

Asked by ericrlazear 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Middle Mouse opens link in 2 tabs / closes 2 tabs constantly

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs… (read more)

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs are closed. Anyone came along this bug? Restarting FF and Windows did not help. Trying to get my notebook charged and check it on my macbook.

TYVM! Best regards, -John.

Asked by rayben1 2 years ago

Answered by rayben1 2 years ago