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Downloaded files open in same tab in Whatsapp web

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectiv… (read more)

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectively closing whatsapp web. Very annoying, especially when im trying to look at multiple files send in the chat, because every time i need to open whatsapp web again. Instead of opening the file in the same tab I would like it to open either in a new tab or a new window but can't find any settings option that would allow me to do so.

Asked by marvin0894 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

Missing pinned tabs

My laptop had to do a restart and I have about 10 pinned tabs and I went to open firefox and they are all gone. I've tried to do the restore session but they aren't poppi… (read more)

My laptop had to do a restart and I have about 10 pinned tabs and I went to open firefox and they are all gone. I've tried to do the restore session but they aren't popping back up. How do I get them back???

Asked by jackfrost025 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 days ago

disable hidden tabs feature

I have a lot of tabs open. I like it that way, but if I close a tab the "hidden tabs" feature gets activated. And all the tabs go away. It isn't a huge issue it is just v… (read more)

I have a lot of tabs open. I like it that way, but if I close a tab the "hidden tabs" feature gets activated. And all the tabs go away. It isn't a huge issue it is just very annoying. How can I disable this annoying feature?

Asked by Jordan 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Apparently, Firefox 71 for Mac no longer allows tabs be dragged within a browser window to reposition them. Is there a way to fix this? Am I missing a setting?

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a ta… (read more)

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a tab from one window, click and drag it to another window. I am no longer able to do this on my Mac laptop, after updating to Firefox 71. I can't seem to find a special setting in Firefox 71. Is there one or a way to allow tab movement? Or do I need to revert to the previous version of Firefox?

Asked by sshopkow 2 years ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 year ago

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Tabs sometimes do not load pages when I middle-click on links from website or from bookmarks

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new … (read more)

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new tab"), the tab opens up, shows the URL it should load, but seems to stop there and never actually loads the website. Sometimes, the URL won't even show up in the omnibar. When this happens, the "Reload current page" is grayed out, so I need to click the omnibar and hit enter to force the URL to load, or click the original link again. Most of the time, reclicking with middle button on the same link works fine again. I did not see any common pattern regarding which links generate this behavior or not, but I will keep trying to find out.

This behavior does occur even in safe-mode (all addons disabled).

Asked by simon.budin 2 years ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 1 year ago

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My pinned tabs vanish when Firefox updates. Is there a fix for this?

Whenever firefox does an update, my pinned tabs vanish from the tab bar on starting. The other home page tabs remain. Is there a fix for this? (The history is not erased … (read more)

Whenever firefox does an update, my pinned tabs vanish from the tab bar on starting. The other home page tabs remain. Is there a fix for this? (The history is not erased - it is still there). Thanks

Asked by Lauriel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 2 years ago

Last reply by artist3 1 year ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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tab bar disappears, other applications bar gone, from Browser unless mouse is moved.

The top tab bar is not shown in FF76 unless I move my mouse to the top of the screen. The bottom bar that displays all open applications is gone. It never appears. Even… (read more)

The top tab bar is not shown in FF76 unless I move my mouse to the top of the screen.

The bottom bar that displays all open applications is gone. It never appears. Even if the mouse has is moved to be over the bottom of the screen.

See attached.

Asked by vince.grimaldi 1 year ago

Last reply by Tommy 1 year ago

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After bluescreen my firefox tabs become "ultra transparent". How can I fix it?

Hello! I have firefox 74 (64-bit), after one of the bluescreens that sometimes happen for my laptop, my Firefox tabs became very, very transparent. This is it how it look… (read more)

Hello!

I have firefox 74 (64-bit), after one of the bluescreens that sometimes happen for my laptop, my Firefox tabs became very, very transparent.

This is it how it looked before: https://puu.sh/Fnzh1/b606c91b73.jpg

This is how it looks now: https://puu.sh/FLYyk/63fb3fab0e.jpg

As you can see, in both cases I have 3 tabs opened and some other firefox window below. However, opacity is very high in the first case and you almost don't see anything else aside of the 3 tabs opened, while in the current situation is like non-existent and if not the difference in the size of the tabs, you wouldn't even notice that these tabs are not from the current window, but from some other window below!

Can someone help me understand how it happened and, more importantly, how to fix this problem? I tried searching options for things like 'transparency', 'transparent', 'opacity', etc., but couldn't find anything :-(

Asked by kusavil 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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startup tabs, predefined, depending on the date

i would like the firefox at startup, to open predefined tabs, depending on the date. Example : Monday (or 2020-10-25) open at start up the tabs 1, 2, and 3 Tuesdeay (or 2… (read more)

i would like the firefox at startup, to open predefined tabs, depending on the date. Example : Monday (or 2020-10-25) open at start up the tabs 1, 2, and 3 Tuesdeay (or 2020-10-26) only the blanc tab Thirsday (or4 2020-10-27) open at startup the tabs 2, 4, and 7 and so on.

Can you help me please? Is it possible?

Thank you

Asked by 732 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I lost all my tabs that I had and had like 5 windows with multiple tabs

Please help me restore my previous session. I restarted my laptop and it was not letting me restore my previous session for some reason and I had some important tabs. I k… (read more)

Please help me restore my previous session. I restarted my laptop and it was not letting me restore my previous session for some reason and I had some important tabs. I know i can go through history and reopen tabs but I had a lot of important tabs on multiple windows. I would appreciate if you could restore my previous session with multiple tabs on a few windows.

Asked by Popularmmos0468 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Viewing PDF-Files in Firefox 76.0.1 not possible - strange behavior

Hello Community, I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF… (read more)

Hello Community,

I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF or a link to a PDF - Firefox creates new tabs endlessly. When I quit Firefox and restart it I have lots of new and empty tabs in the browser, but no PDF. It's very annoying because I have to close them all manually and can't view PDFs anymore.

I have not installed any new software, no registry hacks, have changed nothing in the browsers config, so I suppose it has something to do with the update to 76.0.1

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Asked by klaus.kolba 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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combining tabs into different window

Used to be able to move a tab into a different window by dragging it there. No longer works (Win 7, FF75 and now 76) despite your help article that says to do just this-… (read more)

Used to be able to move a tab into a different window by dragging it there. No longer works (Win 7, FF75 and now 76) despite your help article that says to do just this--so how can I do this? I'm trying to consolidate a bunch of tabs currently in their own windows, into just one window which will hold all the tabs on a related subject.

Asked by tbh_commercial 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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New tab button behaviour should be updated to support new features

As long as Firefox has added the containers feature in the last updates, the actual behavior of the new tab button needs to be updated, or at least configurable. If you'… (read more)

As long as Firefox has added the containers feature in the last updates, the actual behavior of the new tab button needs to be updated, or at least configurable. If you're in a specific container, new tab opens a no-container tab. I believe this should be the actual container of the active tab, instead of a no-container.

Asked by Ch Ex Mo 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mac opens two windows when clicking on a link from mail application

Does anyone know how to disable Firefox from opening two windows when clicking on a link through a mail application? If Firefox is closed, every time I click on a link th… (read more)

Does anyone know how to disable Firefox from opening two windows when clicking on a link through a mail application? If Firefox is closed, every time I click on a link through a mail application, Firefox opens the link AND a second window set to my homepage. It is so annoying. Any tips?

Asked by davidmcottrell 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago