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how to Sync open tabs on to another device... I fell for the loopholes.

Hi, I synced my tabs from my old laptop to my android device. All the tabs were there in the "synced tabs" folder. I did not open the tabs in my phone thinking they are a… (read more)

Hi,

I synced my tabs from my old laptop to my android device. All the tabs were there in the "synced tabs" folder. I did not open the tabs in my phone thinking they are all safe there (I didn't know about the 7 day sync period, although I restored well within that period).

When the laptop got repaired, I tried to sync back the tabs from the android device. But as soon as sync was done, within few minutes, the synced tabs were gone from both the phone as well as the newly repaired laptop..!! Apparently the sync was again done and overwrite/erased the saved tabs in my android phone. This happened since I did not open any of the tabs in my android device. All of the saved tabs were gone.

I feel, this feature of saving open tabs is a myth. There should be some feature to restore the synced tabs from an older date. Just like a restore point in windows work.

Due to this 'myth', i lost a lot of work that was done over many months.

Before rolling out a feature, thorough testing should have been done. Loopholes like these should have been taken into consideration and patched.

Thanks Aj

Asked by Aj 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Warn before closing multiple tabs

I would like to restore the warning of closing multiple tabs before closing. I am on Firefox 80.0.1. There is not box under Menu > Options > General tab of "Warn me… (read more)

I would like to restore the warning of closing multiple tabs before closing. I am on Firefox 80.0.1. There is not box under Menu > Options > General tab of "Warn me when closing multiple tabs". When going into about:config and searching browser.tabs.warnonclose the value is true.

I'm not sure where else to look to restore this option.

Can anyone Help? Thanks

Asked by d_pierce 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unwanted Tab

Upon every startup, Firefox opens a Tab to a website I read at least 2 weeks ago. I close that Tab for the current session, but it pops up again the next time I startup. … (read more)

Upon every startup, Firefox opens a Tab to a website I read at least 2 weeks ago. I close that Tab for the current session, but it pops up again the next time I startup. What do I do to stop Firefox from opening this website/tab all the time?

Asked by largeallen 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Is there a way to save windows?

A lot of times, I'll have a lot of tabs open while working on a project. This takes up a lot of memory, and when I need to switch what I'm working on, I'd rather not keep… (read more)

A lot of times, I'll have a lot of tabs open while working on a project. This takes up a lot of memory, and when I need to switch what I'm working on, I'd rather not keep the window open to improve performance. However, I'd like to easily reopen the tabs that I had before. I know there is a "previously closed windows" feature, but that only seems to save them for a while and is unreliable; additionally, I don't want to dig through my history to find the sites I was on before. Is there any way to do this?

Asked by remywolf.r 1 year ago

Last reply by LutraLutra 1 year ago

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opening new tab

Hi, I re uploaded FireFox and when I used to open a new tab, it used to show all the previous sites I had been on like Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay and such. Even though I checked… (read more)

Hi, I re uploaded FireFox and when I used to open a new tab, it used to show all the previous sites I had been on like Yahoo, Amazon, Ebay and such. Even though I checked the Top Sites (4 rows) to show up when I click on a new tab..the 4 rows of sites I have viewed are not showing up yet..

So, how I do fix this and or when will I be able to see the 4 rows of sites I have just viewed?

Thank you.

Asked by MTCali 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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open firefox newtab with yahoo

Hello, In settings "open newtab with" gives only options of either "blank page" or "firefox home". I want the new tab to open with "yahoo". How do I set that? Why is fire… (read more)

Hello,

In settings "open newtab with" gives only options of either "blank page" or "firefox home". I want the new tab to open with "yahoo". How do I set that? Why is firefox forcing us to use only the firefox for new tabs?

Asked by unnsc1 1 year ago

Last reply by Arnold Racx 1 year ago

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Multiple browsers open on launch

Multiple browser windows, 15 of them, automatically open every time I launch firefix. Went to menu, opened up preferences and clicked on “home” and then “general” but i… (read more)

Multiple browser windows, 15 of them, automatically open every time I launch firefix. Went to menu, opened up preferences and clicked on “home” and then “general” but in both cases I don’t see where the problem lies. See pictures

Asked by jodygoodwin77 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't close tabs on macOS Big Sur

New install of macOS Big Sur and latest Firefox for Mac. There is a bug that is preventing tabs after the second tab from being able to close. It doesn't seem to matter i… (read more)

New install of macOS Big Sur and latest Firefox for Mac. There is a bug that is preventing tabs after the second tab from being able to close. It doesn't seem to matter if those tabs are in focus or not.

Asked by chris290 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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tabs open on restart

SINCE the upgrade to 80 when i reopen FF it automatically reopens all of the previous tabs that were open when I closed the previous time - I do not have this enabled in … (read more)

SINCE the upgrade to 80 when i reopen FF it automatically reopens all of the previous tabs that were open when I closed the previous time - I do not have this enabled in the options.

Asked by Wayne 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sort Windows in toolbar

If I have many windows open in Firefox, is there a way to sort them in the windows pull-down menu. Right now they aren't sorted alphabetically or anything. Wondering if I… (read more)

If I have many windows open in Firefox, is there a way to sort them in the windows pull-down menu. Right now they aren't sorted alphabetically or anything. Wondering if I can grab them to re-arrange or if I'm just stuck with the random order they are in.

Thanks

Not sure if it matters but using Firefox 81.0 on a Mac.

Asked by Burnside Dad 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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switching between tabs

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switche… (read more)

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switches to 3rd tab. This shortcut is not working in ubuntu but works well in windows. Is there any settings in firefox browser to rectify this problem

Asked by gokuleee2012 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Displays Strange Characters

It displays strange characters on pages including Yahoo mail. The attached screen shot shows a bank email, but it happens with other non-secure stuff too like general web… (read more)

It displays strange characters on pages including Yahoo mail. The attached screen shot shows a bank email, but it happens with other non-secure stuff too like general web pages. This has been happening with version 81.0 and the previous version. If I open the same page in Chrome, it will display the characters normally. I did see the strange characters appear in Chrome one time, but it happens in FF quite frequently.

Asked by Geeky1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a tool for closing multiple selected Firefox tabs at one time.

Dear Mozilla, I'm a very long time Firefox user, and I love it. But I now have what must be well north of 400 open tabs, some of which are no longer relevant, and some ar… (read more)

Dear Mozilla, I'm a very long time Firefox user, and I love it. But I now have what must be well north of 400 open tabs, some of which are no longer relevant, and some are duplicates.

I don't have time to go through them one-by one, (and BTW, I do use bookmarks, FWIW). What I'd like is a tool that would list all of the open tabs, with sufficient descriptive information, beside boxes that I could check to close them.

Is there such a tool?

Thanks very much!

Drew

Asked by drew.morris 1 year ago

Last reply by Sawyer 1 year ago

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"Set Aside Tabs"/"Save for later" feature for Firefox?

A very useful feature present in Microsoft Edge is the "Set Aside" button, which places all tabs in a collection to be stored for whenever the user wants to use them agai… (read more)

A very useful feature present in Microsoft Edge is the "Set Aside" button, which places all tabs in a collection to be stored for whenever the user wants to use them again, without bookmarking them individually and organizing them.

A very similar feature to this is the "Collections" in Firefox for Android, which allows to select and store tabs in a collection that can be labeled, and then accessed back later in a section on the home page.

Will/Can Firefox get a feature like this for desktop/multiplatform collections? Otherwise, is there any addon that replicates the function in a similar way?

Asked by CapoFantasma97 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago