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recovering lost session

Hi, I lost all my windows and tabs on the latest firefox upgrade and I am trying to restore the session. I've done this many times in the pat and I know it is as simple a… (read more)

Hi,

I lost all my windows and tabs on the latest firefox upgrade and I am trying to restore the session.

I've done this many times in the pat and I know it is as simple as renaming the old session file and moving it, but I never seem to remember exactly what I need to rename and move! I wish there was a simple tool that did this, as I always seem to waste a lot of time trying to remember and figure it out.

Anyway, I found the previous session in the backup session folder . I renamed it: "sessionstore.jsonlz4" and moved it to the main folder - but this didn't work. Actually, whatever happened it erased the file! Fortunately I still have another version of the file backed up.

What do I need to name this file and where do I need to put it so that Firefox will recognize it as a previous session and allow me to load it?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by velive 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (read more)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

lost tabs

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to ch… (read more)

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to check if I can access files from live cd and yeah I can see my files but I need to reinstall windows7. When I do it I will loose my files. I need to recover few more things than just files. The question to you is... how can I recover all my tabs, my open session, all logins, passwords etc in Firefox?. Im hoping it is stored somehow deep in windows and I can just copy/paste these files to new reinstalled windows7

Asked by splukany.piotrek 3 months ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 3 months ago

Firefox removes port number from pasted URLs

When I paste an URL with a port number in the address field of a new tab and press return, then the port number gets removed. Example: I paste "http://localhost:5707/typo… (read more)

When I paste an URL with a port number in the address field of a new tab and press return, then the port number gets removed.

Example: I paste "http://localhost:5707/typo3" and press return Firefox then tries to connect to "https://localhost/typo3/", which is SSL and has no port number.

How can I disable that behavior?

This happens with Firefox 84

Asked by cweiske 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

Firefox limiting pinned tabs to 3 tabs

Anytime I have more than 3 pinned tabs when I reopen firefox it will unpin all tabs except for the first 3. I can repin them and everything works fine until I close and r… (read more)

Anytime I have more than 3 pinned tabs when I reopen firefox it will unpin all tabs except for the first 3. I can repin them and everything works fine until I close and reopen firefox, then it will unpin all tabs except the first 3. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox and still have the same issue.

Asked by kcthomas 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

Firefox cycles through tabs when holding Ctrl

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu, and I have been getting this weird behavior that works for couple of minutes where when I press the left Ctrl button, Firefo… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu, and I have been getting this weird behavior that works for couple of minutes where when I press the left Ctrl button, Firefox cycle through tabs quickly. It's really annoying behavior and I do not know where I can switch it off.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by Abdulrahman Alotaibi 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

Tabs On Firefox

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently. I have a PC with Windows 10. I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (go… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently.

I have a PC with Windows 10.

I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (going back for year). 3 Ancestry.com search windows, one LDS Search window, and Yahoo e-mail window and sometimes fantasy sports window. I spend most of my online time doing genealogy research at ancestry.com.

Until a few months ago when I open a new Ancestry.com page in a tab, the page opened in the same tab. This is what I have been used to and expect. Within the last few month when I open a new ancestry.com page in a tab it opens in a new tab. Eventually I have 10-15 tabs opens which is don't like.

In "option" in the category "tabs" I have the 1st 2 boxes checked, the 2nd box being "Open links in tabs instead of new windows".

Is there something I can co to stop all these new tabs from opening when I am opening new ancestry.com pages in an ancestry.com tab?

Bob Allen

Asked by boballen1948 17 hours ago

Last reply by terauck 10 hours ago

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"Warn me when closing multiple tabs" doesn't work

Bug report. After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing mu… (read more)

Bug report.

After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" under General in the Options has no effect. It always prompts me to confirm close.

Asked by nlinecomputers 8 years ago

Last reply by StanislavShevchenko 7 years ago

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A lot of addons are not compatible with latest versiosn of Firefox! It has become unbearable!

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox! I have used a lot of other programs, and I … (read more)

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox!

I have used a lot of other programs, and I don't think there is any other program that updates as frequently as Firefox - every couple of months there is a new version!

It's not bad thing itself, but very, very bad thing is that, each time I update Firefox, one third of my plugins and addons are not compatible with new version! That completely ruins my joy of surfing the internet; since updating from Firefox 14 to current Firefox 17, I have lost at least five addons that were very important for me; the last one, now, is Tab Mix Plus, it's not compatible with Firefox 17, and my Firefox now looks completely different from what I'm used to, I cannot use it!

This has become unbearable any longer: I cannot cope with constant updates of program and addons, and finding replacements for addons that became incompatible! I want to browse internet, and not always to maintain something within Firefox!

You offered me some half of dozen years of excellent experience of browsing the web, but you've become too user enemy for my liking; , so bye, bye, Firefox!

Asked by Saputnik 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I change the tab colours?

Since updating to Firefox v.17, my tabs have returned to the default grey color (I assume it's the default color). I can't remember how I customized the colors before. Ca… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox v.17, my tabs have returned to the default grey color (I assume it's the default color). I can't remember how I customized the colors before. Can someone help?

Asked by Mahombi 8 years ago

Last reply by Ash 8 years ago

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How do I stop my tabs from refreshing every time I access the tab? It prevents me from being able to view pages when I'm not connected to the internet.

Whenever I click through open tabs, the page refreshes. This is a problem because 1. It prevents me from viewing pages offline, and 2. when i am quickly scrolling through… (read more)

Whenever I click through open tabs, the page refreshes. This is a problem because 1. It prevents me from viewing pages offline, and 2. when i am quickly scrolling through open tabs, it takes a long time for each page to load.

Thanks

Asked by froman4 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs?

I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs? Multiple forums have addressed the fact that Yahoo is hijac… (read more)

I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs?

Multiple forums have addressed the fact that Yahoo is hijacking new tabs. I installed the ShopAtHome toolbar - which I love - but then I get Yahoo installed (mysteriously and uninvited).

I would like the new tab to reset to its default of: either the panels of previous sites, or the blank page. The prior issues relating to netassistant do not work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by mjclaxden 8 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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Why can I no longer make normal tabs into app tabs by dragging and dropping them?

Before updating into Firefox 17.0 I could make normal tabs into app tabs simply by dragging and dropping them to the left of the first app tab and vice versa. This no lon… (read more)

Before updating into Firefox 17.0 I could make normal tabs into app tabs simply by dragging and dropping them to the left of the first app tab and vice versa. This no longer seems to work.

Asked by Vartiovuori 8 years ago

Last reply by januario 7 years ago

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I am clicking on the open new tab page but nothing happens I am on the latest version of Firefox

as before the open new tab does not work i have checked the other answers to this question and none of them apply i have just updated to the latest version of firefox, ev… (read more)

as before the open new tab does not work i have checked the other answers to this question and none of them apply i have just updated to the latest version of firefox, every time i do this however I then get problems with Firefox not responding plus Identity Safe does not appear on the toolbar anywhere and I used this all the time to control websites and passwords

Asked by dannyo1lips 8 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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Switch to the tab on the left after closing a tab

Is there some way doing it without an extension? I used Tab Mix Plus but now I don't really see the point of using it because it's the only feature left that I didn't set… (read more)

Is there some way doing it without an extension? I used Tab Mix Plus but now I don't really see the point of using it because it's the only feature left that I didn't set up using about:config.

Asked by Artyom_K. 8 years ago

Last reply by philipp 8 years ago

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Can no longer open additional tabs using Forefox 17.0

I downloaded the update for Firefox 17.0 and installed it with no problems. After completion, I discovered that I could not open additional tabs as with previous versions… (read more)

I downloaded the update for Firefox 17.0 and installed it with no problems. After completion, I discovered that I could not open additional tabs as with previous versions of Firefox. I tried various methods, including the File pulldown menu, clicking on the tab stop next to an already open website, and using Ctrl+T. Nothing worked. I can open additional windows, but find it much more convenient to use tab stops, and am currently unable to do so using the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by cahoughton 8 years ago

Last reply by ideato 8 years ago

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My cursor does not go to URL bar when I open a new tab (and it used to). Help!

It used to be that when I opened a new tab in Firefox (16?), the cursor would go to the URL bar and I could type in any URL i wanted. Now, it disappears and I have to pos… (read more)

It used to be that when I opened a new tab in Firefox (16?), the cursor would go to the URL bar and I could type in any URL i wanted. Now, it disappears and I have to position the cursor in the URL field manually. What happened? I really need the cursor to jump right to the URL field when I open up a new tab.

Asked by webgal 8 years ago

Last reply by philipp 8 years ago