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always open link from history library in new tab

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I c… (read more)

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I click on a link in the history library it still replaces the actual tab. I know that I can do a middle click or a right click to get a new tab but I would appreciate if I could set the standard behavior to open a new tab. Is there a setting for this?

Asked by ffsync5 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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How to deactivate recently visited sites on main (home) page?

How to deactivate saving recently visited sites on main (home) page? Maybe with any option in about:config? Without using any plugins! Как отключить сохранение недавних п… (read more)

How to deactivate saving recently visited sites on main (home) page? Maybe with any option in about:config? Without using any plugins!

Как отключить сохранение недавних посещенных сайтов на главной (домашней) странице Firefox? Возможно есть варианты сделать это через about:config? Без использования сторонних плагинов и расширений!

Asked by m39fz1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Restore previous session" does not work after private mode

I have selected the option "Restore previous session". Normally, it works fine, but if the last Firefox window closed before was in private mode, it doesn't - instead I g… (read more)

I have selected the option "Restore previous session". Normally, it works fine, but if the last Firefox window closed before was in private mode, it doesn't - instead I get the last sessions of this private window. I'm not quite sure, but I think this behavior was different (= Firefox restores always the tabs from the last non-private window) before one of the last updates.

Asked by Johannes 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Don't want to jump to new tab on context search or right click

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browse… (read more)

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browser does not jump to the new tab immediately? In other words, I want to stay on the page I'm on and have the new link tab load in the background. I hope I have explained this adequately. Thanks.

Asked by pursuit81 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely n… (read more)

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely nothing. I've even tried holding the wheel click for 10 seconds, still nothing.

I have verified the following settings in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When I was doing a search for related questions to this problem I found a user 3 years ago had a similar problem, and that they had an addition setting: middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This setting no longer seems to be there. I have no idea if this setting was recently removed, and is the source of my problem, or if it was removed a while ago and my problem is the result of some other change. I have restarted Firefox twice, and even rebooted my laptop, in an effort to fix this problem. Nothing has worked. Depending on what I am doing I rely on using the wheel click HEAVILY, as it is much simpler to close a tab then to hit the back button 4, 10, or 20 times to return to where I started, or if I'm trying to keep track of what links I've followed from doing a search without having to re-do the search and hope I get the exact same results (with Google I never do).

At this time I am already heavily inclined to just return to the previous version of Firefox, despite how much of a pain that will be, however this is a recently released update, so I feel I should give the devs a chance to fix any new bugs from the update. That, and I won't have the time around work for several days, probably over a week, which makes it more practical to give the devs a chance to release a patch that fixes the problem.

Asked by razmoudah1 1 year ago

Answered by razmoudah1 1 year ago

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firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (read more)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 - tab flickering when I refresh or loading website

Dear Mozilla Support, After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loadi… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Support,

After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loading website or refresh website. This looks very strange. Like I said I dindn't notice any issue with flickering on previous Mozilla Firefox versions. Only with these new versions with new look of the tabs. I didn't remember if it was 89.0.0 version or 90.0.0 version. I don't know if it is problem with the machine but I didn't notice this issue on another computer with 90.0.2 Firefox version but with Windows 10 OS. I also noticed this issue with Firefox 90.0.0.2 with Windows 7 OS on another computer so I don't know if this is problem with two computers or Firefox itself. Can you help me?

Yours faithfully, Piotr

Asked by Peter 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox, open pdf in new tab, not showing url of source

This refers to Firefox version 80.01.1 (64 bit), on a Windows 10 platform, OS build 19041.450. I tend to open pdf files in a new tab. Later if I choose to download that f… (read more)

This refers to Firefox version 80.01.1 (64 bit), on a Windows 10 platform, OS build 19041.450.

I tend to open pdf files in a new tab.

Later if I choose to download that file, I will paste the URL in the file as record.

Now with this version of Firefox, the URL is not shown with the pdf file, but rather a local drive temporary location! (e.g. file:///C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Temp/recycling-02-00003.pdf)

This does not happen all the time, but at some sites, e.g. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjWlPex8trrAhUh6XMBHf5bAbQQFjACegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mdpi.com%2F2313-4321%2F2%2F1%2F3%2Fpdf&usg=AOvVaw3fTZswGqS5KjqCNjFbe2HE

How can I force Firefox to stop doing this? Thanks!

Asked by HK 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't find tabs or see an opened new tab in 89, and I have over 100 open

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at t… (read more)

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at the top and just under the bookmarks bar. Now it is just one long blank bar. I disabled and then re-enabled proton, which is the worst upgrade experience ever. I changed to a simple theme, still no tabs. I downloaded the previous version 88, but it will start a new profile. I just want where I was 2 hours ago. I'll attach an image of the left upper screen with the blank tab bar.

Asked by lepiane 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 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 1 year ago

Answered by gershonido 1 year ago

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Change "tab" font size for older users of firefox

I need to change the font size that displays on the TAB in firefox browser. I am able to change the display size of the page, just need to change the font on the TAB. … (read more)

I need to change the font size that displays on the TAB in firefox browser. I am able to change the display size of the page, just need to change the font on the TAB.

I am using the current Firefox Browser for Windows.

Thank you.

Asked by rweith 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Search bar in centre of a new tab

When I create a new tab I no longer get a search block in the centre of the page in addition to the one at the top of the screen. How can I restore this feature. It is ve… (read more)

When I create a new tab I no longer get a search block in the centre of the page in addition to the one at the top of the screen. How can I restore this feature. It is very useful because you can input a search request without being presented with a menu o search methods and a list of recent searches.

Asked by jhillmore00 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Is there a way to change the tabs' font to BOLD?

This question was asked a few months ago and is archived now. It gave a detailed explanation of how to make the tab text bold. I followed the instructions carefully, but… (read more)

This question was asked a few months ago and is archived now. It gave a detailed explanation of how to make the tab text bold. I followed the instructions carefully, but it did not work. Maybe this method doesn't work in the current version of Firefox (77.0.1 as of this writing)? The solution involved adding to or creating a userChrome.css file, which I did (the answer also referenced the filename "userContent.css", which I also tried without success).

The solution said to create a css file that contained this text:

#TabsToolbar .tabbrowser-tab .tab-content {
  font-weight: 800 !important;
}

put it in a folder named "chrome" in the user profile folder, and then restart Firefox, which I did, but it had no effect.

Anyone have another solution, perhaps that works with a later version of Firefox? Thanks much.

Asked by tigerdg 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to auto download 20 tabs on startup?

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. … (read more)

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. If I click on another tab it refreshs it. How do I to get every page to load on startup? Firefox treats pinned and normal tabs differently. On restart I have to 'Select all Tabs', then 'Reload page' every time. It used to load all pages automatically but now it doesn't. | Is there an extension? Or an About:Config entry I can change or insert? Private browsing is not used. Pages are open in tabs not windows. I have 20+ tabs open all the time. About half are pinned. Side Note - I would be happy to see the "Reload All Tabs" menu option reinstated.

Asked by Colin 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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closed tabs (non restorable with CTRL+SHIFT+T)

when there's an open private window and you close the non private window first , all the tabs are closed and when you open firefox again all tabs are cleared and just a n… (read more)

when there's an open private window and you close the non private window first , all the tabs are closed and when you open firefox again all tabs are cleared and just a new tab is open

this is not desired behavior I guess and i've lost all the open tabs multiple times this way because sometimes private windows remain left open in another desktop or just minimized (and you shutdown the PC or just close the Firefox and all the tabs are gone!).

is there any settings for this ? if not then this is a bug report I guess


Asked by worldmaker.hf 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Tabs Below Address Bar - Firefox 89.0

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0? All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at … (read more)

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0?

All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at the bottom of the window where the status bar is. It becomes translucent and the + button cannot be found.

I had one userChrome.css which did put the tabs below; however, the whole top of the browser went to the bottom of the screen so the Menu Bar, Address Bar, and then the Tabs appeared below the page being viewed.

Has anyone found a version that keeps the status quo but just moves the tabs to where they should be?

Thanks.

Asked by Photoparity 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Need to open a new tab when using address bar or search bar

When I use the address bar or search bar to search it displays the website in the last tab that's opened instead of opening a new tab, if I use a bookmark it opens a new … (read more)

When I use the address bar or search bar to search it displays the website in the last tab that's opened instead of opening a new tab, if I use a bookmark it opens a new tab but not when i use the address or search bar do you know how to fix this?

Asked by gary92 1 year ago

Answered by gary92 1 year ago

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Firefox open link in new tab sometimes loads link in current tab as well.

I regularly open links in a new tab to read later, especially for websites that I know will be slow to load (my internet is not great). For the last couple of months, som… (read more)

I regularly open links in a new tab to read later, especially for websites that I know will be slow to load (my internet is not great).

For the last couple of months, sometimes when I open a link in a new tab, it loads the link in the tab I'm in in addition to the new tab. If I go to the new tab immediately, wait for it to load the page completely, and then go back to the original tab to continue browsing in that tab, it's fine. If I open the link in a new tab and stay in the original tab to continue browsing further, the original tab will load the link in addition to the new tab so that the link is open in two tabs and the page I was on isn't in any tab. The back button still works, but it is INCREDIBLY annoying.

It doesn't do this on all links, but it consistently does that when I am using my Outlook email via webbrowser, and clicking on a link in the Washington Post email digest to a Washington Post article. For a while I thought it was just some weird thing in the Washington Post emails, but I have noticed it happening on other websites as well, most recently when I was on tumblr and clicked on a gofundme link.

Is this a general Firefox problem? a problem with an extension?

Asked by annahaugen 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago