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open links from sidebar in new tab with ctrl without switching to it immediately

When you open a link from the sidebar while holding ctrl, firefox opens it in a new tab and switches to it immediately; whereas when you click a link from a webpage with … (read more)

When you open a link from the sidebar while holding ctrl, firefox opens it in a new tab and switches to it immediately; whereas when you click a link from a webpage with ctrl, it does not switch to the new tab (unless you hold shift as well, or check "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" in settings > general > tabs). I would like if firefox does not automatically switch to opened links from the sidebar (history, bookmark, etc.), when I open them with ctrl? (I know I can hold shift to do that, but I was wondering if there might be a preference in about:config to change the reverse this behaviour for sidebars)


Thanks, Ibr.

Asked by ibrahimasif1234 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Disappearing "New Tab" button when tabs exceed width of display space

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 1… (read more)

Past experience. With just a few tabs open there was a "+" button at the right hand end of the tab bar for a new tab. When the number of tabs got too many (in my case 18) the "+" button was JOINED by a ">" button to be able to see tabs off the right hand end of the toolbar, but still use the new tab button.

Post update to the current version of Firefox, at the point the ">" button appears it is REPLACING the "+" button.

I know there are workarounds, but my "rut" is to use the "+" to get a new tab.

Is there any way of getting it back?

Asked by mara1618 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Cursor automatically going to start of search bar infront of URL when I open a new tab

I'm having issues with the cursor when opening a new tab and I've tried a few different fixes and none are really working. When I open a new tab the cursor goes immedia… (read more)

I'm having issues with the cursor when opening a new tab and I've tried a few different fixes and none are really working.

When I open a new tab the cursor goes immediately to the start of the homepage URL which is not helpful as if I type it just retains the URL after what I've typing(See Image). I've tried playing around with about:config to get the cursor to populate into the google search bar on the browser home screen but, it doesn't work.

I've also tried setting the new tab page to blank but, then sometimes it doesn't search google even though it says it should and says URL unrecognised(see the other images).

Why is this happening, I just want to be able to not have to manually delete the URL to search using the search bar and this seems like really basic functionality to me.

Asked by lukesummers94 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Firefox didn't reload all my windows

This morning i restarted firefox and it only opened 3 of the 4 windows i closed yesterday. I've just read about the limit of 3 windows reopened after closing, but now i c… (read more)

This morning i restarted firefox and it only opened 3 of the 4 windows i closed yesterday. I've just read about the limit of 3 windows reopened after closing, but now i can't restore the 4th one (it was the manin window with many tabs opened). In history i can't click on "Recently closed windows" and ctrl-shift-n doesn't work. I made a backup of my profile outside of the usual firefox folder. Is there something i can do to restore the 4th windows? I don't mind losing the other windows, but i need to recover the main one. I also tried this tool https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but it doesn't seem to work with the files inside startupCache.

Asked by riguluigi 5 months ago

Answered by Terry 5 months ago

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How to set focus on newtab page and not the url bar

When I open a new tab, i would like the page to be in focus and not the urlbar. This is what i used to have in my mozilla.cfg: ``` // Auto focus new tab content try { C… (read more)

When I open a new tab, i would like the page to be in focus and not the urlbar. This is what i used to have in my mozilla.cfg: ``` // Auto focus new tab content try {

 Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/Services.jsm");
 Cu.import("resource:///modules/BrowserWindowTracker.jsm");
 Services.obs.addObserver((event) => {
   window = BrowserWindowTracker.getTopWindow();
   window.gBrowser.selectedBrowser.focus();
 }, "browser-open-newtab-start");

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ``` This worked until the last update. What solutions are there?

Asked by n6v26r 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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when i click "new tab" it opens a new firefox window entirely.

if i have for example 4 tabs open i will also have 4 windows that all share the same tabs. i have tried using "about:config" and inputting "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" … (read more)

if i have for example 4 tabs open i will also have 4 windows that all share the same tabs. i have tried using "about:config" and inputting "browser.tabs.allowTabDetach" and setting it to false and it doesnt help. what can i do to get opening a new tab to stay on the same window

Asked by h_bomb 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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The ''x'' is gone, I want it back, please?

Please, I want my tab's x back no matter how many tabs are open. My monitor is very large so I can see. Looking for close tab after right click, is a problem for my eyes … (read more)

Please, I want my tab's x back no matter how many tabs are open. My monitor is very large so I can see. Looking for close tab after right click, is a problem for my eyes as I have to get up close to my monitor and then it takes too long to find the close tab. Just a few hours ago, the x disappeared, even on the tab I had open, and I didn't have as many tabs open as I usually do.

I did some looking and i found that you had changed it a long time ago but it only just affected me now (my (computer is not even a year old), even my laptop had the x on each tab (although I haven't used it in two weeks). I rely on the tab's x, especially the tab that I have open, no matter how many tabs, there is no x anymore at all, unless i have fewer than seven tabs open on my 27 monitor. I even changed the minimum tab size without result. No x on the tabs, no x on the tab I'm using. Thank you for your time spent reading this old woman's rant, i'm sorry for the bother. I would appreciate your help. Thank you, v.l.duff ginduf@gmail.com

Asked by ginduf 5 months ago

Answered by ginduf 5 months ago

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The dot which goes back and forth on a tab while a page is loading stopped working. A page will still load but I have no idea when. I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled … (read more)

The dot which goes back and forth on a tab while a page is loading stopped working. A page will still load but I have no idea when. I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it that didn't work.I tried the troubleshoot mode nothing there helped.....I downloaded the latest update.....still no help....I've never seen this before and I've been using firefox since it's beginning. There's only a hourglass shaped icon in the tab now.

Asked by flatwound56 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Opening new tab via right-click on other tabs doesn't put cursor focus in URL bar

If you have multiple tabs open and you hit Ctrl-T to open a new one, it opens it at the end of the tabs, and the cursor focus moves to the URL bar so you can start typing… (read more)

If you have multiple tabs open and you hit Ctrl-T to open a new one, it opens it at the end of the tabs, and the cursor focus moves to the URL bar so you can start typing in an address/search.

If you right-click on any of those tabs, it opens a new tab to the right of that tab, instead of at the end (which is what I want, as right-clicking on a specific one to open a new tab, to me, means you are linking those tabs in layout and want them together) BUT the cursor focus DOES NOT move to the URL bar.

This seems pretty counter-intuitive, and means that so many times I right-click, Open New Tab, and start typing a URL and then see that I have to stop typing, click in the URL bar, and start typing all over again.

Is there an about:config to force the focus to the URL bar, or is this a bug? If there's no setting for this, I would definitely consider this a bug because you have 2 different behaviors for New Tabs.

Asked by mozilla.org20 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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I Closed My Firefox Tabs, and When I Use Ctrl + Shift + T, Only Half of the Windows Are Restored

I had something like 7 windows open 10 minutes ago (yes I am a tab hoarder). I was trying to run a game that used a lot of RAM, so I decided that I would close ALL of my … (read more)

I had something like 7 windows open 10 minutes ago (yes I am a tab hoarder). I was trying to run a game that used a lot of RAM, so I decided that I would close ALL of my firefox tabs in hope that the game would run smoother with the 5gb that Firefox was using. I didn't think anything of losing the tabs because I had accidentally closed windows in the past using the big red 'x', and an easy ctrl + shift + t always restored the entire window no problem. When I tried to open firefox again within the next 5 minutes, only 3 of the windows restored themselves, I assume using the general > startup > open previous windows and tabs setting. Using Ctrl + Shift + T did nothing to restore them. Please help, as the windows that did reopen were the ones that I cared the least about.

Asked by lucas.gorter 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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new tab opens always on the right

When I pressed the "+" symbol at the right side of my tabs with the left mouse button, a new tab opens at the most right place. So far, so easy. When I pressed the same … (read more)

When I pressed the "+" symbol at the right side of my tabs with the left mouse button, a new tab opens at the most right place. So far, so easy.

When I pressed the same "+" symbol using the middle mouse button, the new tab opened right beside the active tab. Now, middle mouse button and left mouse button do the same thing.

Work around could be to open the context menu (right mouse button) of a tab, choose "new tab" an get a new tab right beside the tab chosen with the mouse pointer while pressing the right mouse button.

Did something recently change?

Asked by bbutscheidt 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Pocket taking over my computer

How do I remove pocket from Firefox? The published solution does not work. When I type "about:config" in the URL, then "pocket," and change the "extensions.pocket.enab… (read more)

How do I remove pocket from Firefox?

The published solution does not work. When I type "about:config" in the URL, then "pocket," and change the "extensions.pocket.enabled" to "false," the pocket page still shows up after I close a session or a screen asking me to sign in to pocket. I am always closing unnecessary pocket related tabs.

As I remember, one time it worked but only for two days and then the some form of the pocket page showed up again.

Restarting Firefox does not change anything. Please advise.

Asked by dougg1 7 months ago

Answered by dougg1 7 months ago

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Lost Tabs after multiple system freezes, forced shutdowns and crashes.

Hello, I am desperately trying to recover lost tabs from Firefox Browser after 2 crashes, freezing and forced shutdowns. I need the tabs for my work, and as usually hap… (read more)

Hello,

I am desperately trying to recover lost tabs from Firefox Browser after 2 crashes, freezing and forced shutdowns. I need the tabs for my work, and as usually happens, this has occurred at a time when I'm running to meet a critical deadline.

I've tried going to history, but the "recently closed tabs" option was greyed out:-( I've tried searching for other solutions, but cannot fine any that fit my situation. I'm not an IT expert - I know my way around what I need to use (i.e. professional worker), so clear & simple explanation would be much appreciated.

Can I recover the lost tabs from backed up data or a previous system image? My system is Windows 7, and I'm currently running Firefox version 115.0.2. All suggestions welcome!

Thanking you in anticipation off prompt assistance, MLH

Asked by PoodleFamily 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 3 years ago

Answered by gershonido 3 years ago

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Library should open new tab when click item in library

I am very happy with the upgraded Firefox library. It works great except for one feature. Maybe there is a setting for it that I have missed. When I click on an item i… (read more)

I am very happy with the upgraded Firefox library. It works great except for one feature. Maybe there is a setting for it that I have missed.

When I click on an item in my library to open it, it opens it over top of the right-most tab that I have open. That means I always have to be careful to have a blank tab open, otherwise I lose the last item I was viewing. Is there a setting, or can you add a setting, to have the library open links in a new tab, or if one prefers in the existing tab? I want to be able to open in new tabs.

Asked by eberger5 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Shortcut to deattach tab into seperate window

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them wit… (read more)

Is there a shortcut to deattach tabs from one browser window so it turns into seperate window, so that you don't need to deattach tabs with clicking and dragging them with mouse?

Asked by crhe 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago