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Lost Tabs Please Help!

Please help, I just screwed up so bad I accidentally pressed the red "close" button on Firefox on my Mac instead of the yellow "minimise" button and lost a bunch of tabs … (read more)

Please help, I just screwed up so bad I accidentally pressed the red "close" button on Firefox on my Mac instead of the yellow "minimise" button and lost a bunch of tabs I need (they were from a while back so not in history)

There is no option to "restore previous session" or "reopen tabs" is there any way whatsoever to recover my lost tabs I am freaking out big time there was some really important stuff in there that I hadn't bookmarked yet like an absolute IDIOT!!! My session had stayed active through computer being shut down and restarted and Firefox updates but pressing the red "close" button has seemingly nuked it. Is there a way to go into folders and find the tabs? Anything please help :(

Any help appreciated, I'm desperate.

Asked by stickybeak7 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Prevent websites from opening new tabs

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop… (read more)

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop ups without authorization, even from legit websites like the login pop-up windows when doing a sign in in Google, in those cases to allow the windows it's needed to click on the lock icon next to the URL bar and allow it from there. The problem is that I don't remember the name of that setting and I have spend an hour looking for it on Google.

Asked by ttfh3500 4 months ago

Answered by ttfh3500 4 months ago

Why does Firefox open every link in a new tab?

Hi! My firefox on my pc always opens any link in a new tab, but i want it to open my google links in the same tab. This works great on my laptop, firefox always opens the… (read more)

Hi! My firefox on my pc always opens any link in a new tab, but i want it to open my google links in the same tab. This works great on my laptop, firefox always opens the link in the same tab.

I can't find any information about in in the help articles nether in on any webpage.

I hope you can help me with my problem.

Best regards.

Asked by svenhartmannn3 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days 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 4 days ago

Answered by MegaDooOooM 23 hours ago

my firefox get bigger after update

ok my problem is: before: https://i.ibb.co/gdBssLZ/Image-224.png after: https://i.ibb.co/fSY8RHf/Image-241.png my firefox take up more space, even my addons dont fit the … (read more)

ok my problem is: before: https://i.ibb.co/gdBssLZ/Image-224.png after: https://i.ibb.co/fSY8RHf/Image-241.png

my firefox take up more space, even my addons dont fit the way it was. its very annoying, how can i make it back?

Asked by moderndefender 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

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Show Popup as Tab

Hello, Whenever I use Firefox, I end up seeing popups (necessary for school) and would like to show them as tabs so I can merge them into other windows. I have tried the … (read more)

Hello,

Whenever I use Firefox, I end up seeing popups (necessary for school) and would like to show them as tabs so I can merge them into other windows. I have tried the solutions given in: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1080255 and nothing seemed to work. Is there another way to make sure that popup windows cannot hide the toolbar and show tabs?

Asked by aditya.mangalampalli 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

Home Content: No More Saved to Pocket After Upgrade to Premium

When I open a new tab, I'd like Firefox to show pages that I've saved to Pocket. I have selected Settings >> Home >> Firefox Home Content >> Recent Acti… (read more)

When I open a new tab, I'd like Firefox to show pages that I've saved to Pocket.

I have selected Settings >> Home >> Firefox Home Content >> Recent Activity >> "Pages Saved to Pocket".

This worked pretty well! So well that I upgraded to Pocket premium! Unfortunately, I no longer see any of the pages I've saved to pocket.

How can I get my saved pages back? Thanks!

Asked by swpate 3 days ago

Last reply by Paul 3 days ago

session is not restored

When I close the browser, a pop-up window appears that the tabs will now be closed. When you open the browser again, the last tabs are not restored despite the fact that … (read more)

When I close the browser, a pop-up window appears that the tabs will now be closed. When you open the browser again, the last tabs are not restored despite the fact that the flag is set in the settings to open previous tabs and windows

Asked by erizito 1 day ago

Last reply by Tan Wei Cong 19 hours ago

Open link in new tab fails in Ver 102

Ver 102 just downloaded Settings are set to Open link in New Tab, not in a new window. It doesn't work. A new window opens regardless And I am getting really tired of th… (read more)

Ver 102 just downloaded Settings are set to Open link in New Tab, not in a new window.

It doesn't work. A new window opens regardless

And I am getting really tired of these constant updates, bringing faults and need to rebuild all my settings each time. It used to be faultless. Now it fails to work properly.

ASBeesley@compuserve.com

Asked by ASBeesley 2 hours ago

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Show new window as Tab, like Google Chrome

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab. Googl… (read more)

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab.

Google Chrome have this already.

Thanks !

Asked by Mehdi 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 years ago

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After update to 72.0.1 Tabs are overwriting my Bookmark Toolbar

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution … (read more)

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution of new text for the userChrome.css file doesn't work. The userChrome.css text jdevlin supplied does not work on my Firefox. I had to create a new chrome folder as this update seems to have deleted it. I pasted the text into the userChrome.css but there was no change. What am I doing wrong?

Really need help on this, Firefox is practically unusable like this.

Thanks!

Asked by JussAskin 2 years ago

Answered by scottish2 2 years ago

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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 hide all tabs in one or more containers

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that. "Hide an… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that.

"Hide and Show: Assume you use your browser for both Work and Personal tasks. When you come home at the end of the day, you don’t want to be thinking about “Work” anymore, but your browser is full of Work tabs. You can “Hide” your Work tabs and proceed with your Personal tasks. Then the next day, when you are back at work, you can “Hide” your Personal tabs and “Show” your Work tabs."

On an aside, I'm also getting pretty confused between collections (mobile), containers (desktop), sessions, tab groups, etc... they all seem to have overlapping but different functionality.

Asked by chrisvdb 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years 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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When I open a new tab how to remove the cursor focused on the address bar by default

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and th… (read more)

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and the address bar was widened and made a little shadow to the bookmarks bar which caused discomfort for me, because I always open website by bookmarks bar, no need for typing the full address in the adress bar. I have searched the config options but none is effective and also tried about:config, is there anyway not to widen the address bar or is there a configuration when I click the bookmark in current tab,it will open in new tab not replace the current tab .If it is possible by not downloading a lower verson,please let me know how to config it,thank you.

Asked by hellowd 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years 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