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Lost closed browser window (probs. History problem)

Hi. I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a fe… (read more)

Hi.

I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a few other open tabs (some reseach, YouTube etc.) where I keep things that I need to return to. I essentially NEVER close this window without reopening it, because it has the most important things I need. Sometimes I open a second/third window to work in (I had an online exam the other day, so I opened that and my materials in a separate window, so I can cycle through them more easily).

When I open this second window, sometimes I close my main window (it has quite a few tabs so it slows Firefox down). I then always reopen it using Ctrl+Shift+N and never had a problem. Well, I closed it now (then opened one or two other new windows), but when I wanted to reopen my main window back up, it just refused to. It's gone from "recently closed windows". Interestingly enough, at least two other windows I closed BEFORE it (one from yesterday, that I did unrelated googling in; the other was closed a couple minutes before the main window, it was an emoticon set that pops up from one forum) were possible to reopen, but not my main window. Now I can reopen just 3 windows, and I don't understand where they are (there used to be up to ~10 or so).

I want to know why I was able to reopen windows I closed long ago, but not the most recent one, and whether there is a way to fix this and get the main window back. I have effectively lost ~40 tabs that I had open (some research articles, pinned social media, some stuff I wanted to read etc.) that I can't even reopen unless I find them through my History (and hoo boy, that'd take a while).

Thanks for any info. Have a nice day.


SOLVED - EDIT: The amount of windows that can be reopened can be fixed as mentioned below. Lost window probably cannot be restored, sadly. EDIT 2: Actually it can be restored! See the answer to find out how. Both these lovely people gave me answers to my questions, kudos to both of them.

Asked by janmichaelkormanik 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox overlaps part of the Taskbar when in fullscreen

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fix… (read more)

When I switch my Firefox to fullscreen it overlaps onto the taskbar (as you see in the picture I attached below) Can someone help me fix this? Turning on the Titlebar fixes this but I don't want the Titlebar to be on. This is a seriously big and annoying issue. I have tried reinstalling and refreshing my browser and even disabling windows color from being applied to the taskbar but it doesn't help. Its as if Firefox has an extra piece to it in fullscreen. If I click on the taskbar it overlaps back onto Firefox but then if I open start (as you can see in the second picture) that extra piece of Firefox is still there.

Asked by withering_nightmare 1 year ago

Answered by Raushani Singh 1 year ago

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Firefox has serious problems in Mac OS

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI s… (read more)

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI sometimes blinks and sometimes becomes black. I had to restart the app but it happened quite frequently. After updating to Catalina, all shortcuts are unusable, most right click menus are blank and even the menu bar is blank. When hovering the mouse over the menu bar, nothing displays, just blank menus. Sometimes, the app starts up with default UI although I customised it a bit. In those cases, I had to close the tab or even restart the app.

I'm getting disappointed and perhaps I'll move to another browser soon.

Asked by Penta-Power 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why doesn't the spelling check work?

Hi I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if yo… (read more)

Hi

I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu". But when I right click in a text area, the context menu has no mention of spelling or languages, and I can't find any place in the Options where one would install a dictionary.

Besides which, why doesn't Firefox tell the poor user that he has to install a dictionary, or put something about it by the check-box in the Options that refers to the spelling checker? And why, in the past, did I never have this problem with Firefox, but only now with a new computer? (Windows 10 as before.)

Asked by Eric_Kvaalen 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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How to disable menu bar navigation via alt+_ key shortcuts?

Actually, my question is totally opposite to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1281825 where the user wants to use Alt+D to navigate the menu bar – in my case m… (read more)

Actually, my question is totally opposite to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1281825 where the user wants to use Alt+D to navigate the menu bar – in my case menu bar is completely redundant and I would be 100% happy if it was removed. Now when I try to focus on the location bar and quickly type some query I open the menu instead (despite the fact that `ui.key.menuAccessKeyFocuses` is set to `false`) and execute some random action like closing whole browser or a random tab. My habit for pressing Alt+D is so strong that I cannot just move to Ctrl+L without constantly destroying my workflow.

I would like to completely disable the navigation via Alt+_ keys on menu bar. I would like it just not to exist. I am using German locales if that matters. How can I achieve it?

Asked by ikcrad 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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confirm you're not a robot

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any inf… (read more)

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any information

Asked by Luciano 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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Side Panel for Web Browsing

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome. I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel. Pa… (read more)

Hello! I'm a new user to Firefox switching from Google Chrome.

I'm looking for some type of extension or something that will allow me to view websites in a side panel.

Page to Popup extension is okay, but I'd like to be able to have multiple websites I can just click on to see the brief view in the web panel.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Pokemonsaywut 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Some websites show double scrollbars in Firefox, but not in other browsers.

I'm experiencing a new issue in Firefox 76.01 for Windows. Double scrollbars appear on some pages, making it difficult to smoothly scroll down the page. There's the regul… (read more)

I'm experiencing a new issue in Firefox 76.01 for Windows. Double scrollbars appear on some pages, making it difficult to smoothly scroll down the page. There's the regular scrollbar, then one inside the webpage. This is only happening in Firefox and the websites work fine in other browsers. It's happening in the Facebook newsfeed, for example. Here's another example: https://www.moodfabrics.com/european-navy-and-pink-geometric-crane-cotton-poplin-119351?nosto=nosto-page-category1

I attached an image from the link above. You can see the extra scrollbar is on the actual website, and is sliding behind a feedback tab. Is there a setting that could be causing this or another fix?

Thanks

Asked by sugarcookie 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Prevent new window from hiding addons in toolbar

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons. In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolb… (read more)

Recently, when a popup window appears, the toolbar doesn't have buttons for any of my addons.

In about:config, I'd intentionally set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true (following the solution provided in: question 1206512).

Previously, this was successful in ensuring that popup windows got the full toolbar, but now it has stopped working.

I'm not sure exactly which release this started with.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Set dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar to true.

2) Visit https://jeffersonscher.com/res/popit.html and follow the third link.

3) The window that pops up has no toolbar icons for the installed extensions.

Asked by pg_78 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Secure connection failed

Hello, One website gives me a failed secure connection: An error occurred while connecting to www.cdkeypt.pt. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR This error is in Firefox but this site … (read more)

Hello,

One website gives me a failed secure connection:

An error occurred while connecting to www.cdkeypt.pt. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

This error is in Firefox but this site doesn't work in any browser

I restart the pc when it re-enters the desktop if i open the browser before the computer fully starts the site works fine which makes me conclued that something is interfering with it and it most be an update or something because i didn't install anything new, but what? it is only this site that doesn't work all the others are working fine.

I tested opening the site in another pc in my network and it works fine.

I hope someone can help me,

Thanks

Asked by Mr_x 1 year ago

Answered by Mr_x 1 year ago

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Please let me drag my window

After years of Chrome, I'm giving up. I'm going back to Firefox but I see that in the latest version the tabs across the top prevent me from moving my window around (unle… (read more)

After years of Chrome, I'm giving up. I'm going back to Firefox but I see that in the latest version the tabs across the top prevent me from moving my window around (unless I go to the far upper right or left corner of the browser). WHY? I have a lot of tabs open, and I need to easily move the browser window around. I don't understand developing a browser that prevents it.

Please go back to letting us move the browser around more readily.

Hey thanks! Ivan

Asked by Ivan Dabbles 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox keep logging me out of evey website when I close it

i have followed this but no result Firefox will => choose "Use custom settings for history" Make sure that "Always use private browsing mode" is unckecked. Check : "Re… (read more)

i have followed this but no result

Firefox will => choose "Use custom settings for history"

Make sure that "Always use private browsing mode" is unckecked.

Check : "Remember browsing and download history"

Check : "Clear History when Firefox closes"

To the right : click "Settings" and check only "Cache" (nothing else, unless you want to check "Form and Search History" too)

Asked by Gagan Rohith 1 year ago

Answered by Gagan Rohith 1 year ago

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Custom hotkeys.

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup. Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bo… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox from Chrome and need to change some of the hotkeys to a more familiar setup.

Also, another annoying thing I noticed, `cmd+b` opens up the Bookmarks sidebar, rather than bolden the text on a WYSIWYG editor on websites (i've installed FF v76.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS).

Asked by pr11 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why can't I download PDF files anymore when Firefox opens them?

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the d… (read more)

I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the download arrow, Firefox no longer downloads the pdf file... Nothing happens. I tried pressing print to pdf and that works. But takes much longer compared to just downloading, I would very much appreciate your help if we could fix this issue.

I didn't install any recent new addons or anything.

About Firefox says 76.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by dw.lavabit 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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It takes a long time for Firefox 76.01 on Ubuntu 20.04 to bring up the print dialog box.

I have a network printer setup on Ubuntu 20.04 (an lpr printer). In every application, if I select control-P, the print dialog box immediately snaps onto the screen. Bu… (read more)

I have a network printer setup on Ubuntu 20.04 (an lpr printer). In every application, if I select control-P, the print dialog box immediately snaps onto the screen. But on Firefox 76.01, it takes at least 30 seconds for the print dialog box to appear. This is the case every time I select control-P. Printing works as expected, it just takes forever to get the print dialog box to come up. I have tried resetting Firefox and clearing all print-related preferences in prefs.j then restarted Firefox. Nothing seems to resolve this problem. I tried Chrome to see if all browsers were affected and it brings up the dialog box quickly. Has anyone else run into this issue?

Bob Reed

Asked by neutronJK 1 year ago

Answered by neutronJK 1 year ago

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PDF Viewer in Firefox Download Button Does Nothing - Works in Chrome though

Hello, I really enjoy Firefox, but lately I've been having to go back to Chrome to get things done. The latest is that when I view a PDF in the browser the option to dow… (read more)

Hello,

I really enjoy Firefox, but lately I've been having to go back to Chrome to get things done. The latest is that when I view a PDF in the browser the option to download the file does nothing. I then tried the same website on Google Chrome, the button worked and I was able to download the file.

I tried setting Firefox to open the PDF in Acrobat but there were no changes. I also tried using Firefox in Private mode in case an extension was causing a problem.

The website is the county records search site for Miami, Florida. Search for any name, view a record, the click on Document image. A PDF opens in the browser with a print option, and a download option. The download option does nothing when clicked on. Do the same on Google Chrome, then it does work.

https://onlineservices.miami-dadeclerk.com/officialrecords/

Thanks for any help!

Asked by Frank 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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resize location bar for bookmarks toolbar space?

how can i resize the location bar more narrow so i can put more icon on my bookmarks toolbar?as you can see i customize my bookmark toolbar beside on the location bar but… (read more)

how can i resize the location bar more narrow so i can put more icon on my bookmarks toolbar?as you can see i customize my bookmark toolbar beside on the location bar but the problem is some of my icons gets hide because of the location bar is more wider than bookmarks toolbar

Asked by lionelperez05 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago