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Always Show Tab Close Button

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases… (read more)

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases where I want to close a tab and do not want to re-open that page.

Some context: When you have many tabs open (I know, who does that?) and you want to close some of them, but do not want to select those tabs, currently you can right-click and scroll through the menu to the `Close Tab` option. This is slow and a bit clunky. The `Close Tab` menu option is buried in the bottom-middle of the list.

This issue is somewhat complicated by the fact that I use the excellent Auto-Tab Discard extension to discard/sleep tabs. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) So when a tab is discarded, and you click on it, the tab reloads. Which is silly when you just want to close it.

Anyone aware of a way to always show the close-tab button, or show on hover?

Thanks!

Asked by daniel 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

New tab auto close.

When I try to open new tab in browser , it auto closes when I type URL or click a link. It doesn't happen all the time but its happening and its kinda annoying. It happen… (read more)

When I try to open new tab in browser , it auto closes when I type URL or click a link. It doesn't happen all the time but its happening and its kinda annoying. It happens like 3/10 times.

Asked by Urek 1 week ago

Where are my sessions stored so I can just go in to recover them?

I am not a programmer. Just tell me the path >, >, >... how to find my past sessions so I can restore them. I am using Linux and most recent version of FF, no wi… (read more)

I am not a programmer. Just tell me the path >, >, >... how to find my past sessions so I can restore them. I am using Linux and most recent version of FF, no windoze. I openend a few tabs since so History recovery doesn't seem to work. This is such a critical tool, why not just have a button to do this? Why make us hunt & peck every time?

Asked by germeten1 1 week ago

Restore firefox session questions

A few days ago I opened my monitor and was greeted by Firefox, already open, with the session erased. No clue how or why. I found this thread [restore firefox session]. … (read more)

A few days ago I opened my monitor and was greeted by Firefox, already open, with the session erased. No clue how or why.

I found this thread [restore firefox session]. Very helpful.

I solved the problem by copying the latest upgrade.jsonlz4 file in the sessionstore-backups folder, renaming the copy as sessionstore.lsonlz4, renamed the original to sessionstoreold.jsonlz4, and replaced it with the copy in the main profile foider. It worked fine.

The only problem was the backup file was 2-3 days old, so there is a disparity between the content of the latest erased session, and the tabs from the backup.

I'm confused why there wouldn't be a backup created whenever the browser is closed, or something to that effect.

Is there no way to increase the frequency of created backups, and the quantity of of theses backups?

Asked by noel_envode 2 weeks ago

Last reply by noel_envode 1 week ago

Autoplay is blocked when opening link in New Tab without switching to it

So, despite selecting "Allow Audio and Video" in the Site Preferences, "AUTOPLAY BLOCKED" continues to show on a tab, and it only goes away once I access the tab. This pa… (read more)

So, despite selecting "Allow Audio and Video" in the Site Preferences, "AUTOPLAY BLOCKED" continues to show on a tab, and it only goes away once I access the tab. This particularly happens on Youtube media.

You may find attached to this question an image of my about:config settings.

What further can be done to fix this?

Asked by icywiddow 2 weeks ago

Last reply by icywiddow 1 week ago

Firefox uses too much data

I played same Youtube video on Firefox and on Edge and Firefox uses way more data(I/O write bytes) I/O writes and I/O Read bytes than Edge. I added the screenshot. pm: I … (read more)

I played same Youtube video on Firefox and on Edge and Firefox uses way more data(I/O write bytes) I/O writes and I/O Read bytes than Edge. I added the screenshot.

pm: I ran Firefox in Safe mode and with Sessionstore disabled . Some say it is because of History, but I dont want to delete it.

Asked by DigDeep 1 week ago

Last reply by DigDeep 1 week ago

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Previous Tabs don't come back up after a reboot.

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open t… (read more)

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open to show up again after a reboot of the browser or computer. What gives? How long will it take to get this corrected? Please give me help. Thanks, Mark

I've tried everything and read all the instructions but none work.

Asked by MarMiller 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

I've read and tried everthing to get "restore previous session" nothing seems to work. I've rest my password also.

I've not been able to restore previous session of tabs and windows even though the box is checked in settings to restore prevous sessions. I've also tried all the troube… (read more)

I've not been able to restore previous session of tabs and windows even though the box is checked in settings to restore prevous sessions. I've also tried all the troube shooting things. I really need this to work. I've been using firefox for many years. Please help me.

Asked by MarMiller 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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Tabs don't restore after reboot of FF or computer.

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply. I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, howe… (read more)

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply.

I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, however on the last word, I misspelled that word, I attempted to correct it, it should have been easy enough because it was the last letter on the last word, I put my curser at the end of the last word and as I tried remove that letter, BOOM, the whole message disappeared. Hopefully it was sent but I haven’t heard a response yet so I’m assuming the message went into lala-land. Are you saying that your previous session isn't restored [Yes, none of the tabs were restored. Also, under the history tab, the “recently closed tabs” were grayed out so that menu command was useless.] or are you looking for the menu command to restore the previous session? Also, every time I reboot FF or my Computer, none of the previous tabs are restored. If the former, are you exiting before restarting your computer or shutting down? You should do that and you should use the exit command (either in the menu or the keyboard shortcut). I suggest you also allow enough time for the process to finish before restarting the computer or shutting down. Can you help me with this? What is the fix for this issue?

Asked by MarMiller 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 weeks ago

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Open Bookmarks form Dropdown menu in Background without Dropdown menu closing

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background. On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wa… (read more)

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background.

On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wanted to open with the Mousewheel and done.

On Firefox you need to enable new tabs to open in Background first. I managed to find the setting for that with google after a while. You need to go to advanced settings by typing about:config into your url bar.

Then you search for browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground and click "enable".

But this didn't fix the other issue I had, that the dropdown menu always closes as soon as I click anything.

Is there a way so it stays open until I'm done selecting the pages I want?

Asked by Hellschwarz 2 weeks ago

Answered by Hellschwarz 2 weeks ago

Session problem

Hello. I have a question about the session. I did an upgrade to Firefox and when I opened it, I didn't find the last session. The only thing I have is an upgrade.jsonlz4-… (read more)

Hello. I have a question about the session. I did an upgrade to Firefox and when I opened it, I didn't find the last session. The only thing I have is an upgrade.jsonlz4-238 ******* file, but only that file, the other files are not in the folder. Please explain how to get my session back because I really need it. Thanks.

Asked by fofex59787 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

get back 40+ tabs (of PhD research) that your failed automatic update deleted on June 22-23

dear Support people, I need your help! on June 22-23, you sent me an automatic browser update, that field and sent a message that the browser can't be opened. so I had t… (read more)

dear Support people, I need your help! on June 22-23, you sent me an automatic browser update, that field and sent a message that the browser can't be opened. so I had to remove it and install it back. however, my open tabs, about 45, can't be found.

these tabs are kept open for my Phd. thesis about giants and I am in great need of them. please, do all that you can to restore them for me.

All the best, Michal

Asked by michalxto4 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Tabs disappeared

Hi my tabs have suddenly disappeared, I restarted but still not there and am unable to find a way to reinstall them? This has never happened before,and is really quite an… (read more)

Hi my tabs have suddenly disappeared, I restarted but still not there and am unable to find a way to reinstall them? This has never happened before,and is really quite annoying. Feeling frustrated and wasting so much of my time looking for tabs that should be there. Your support and a quick response is very much appreciated :-) Thanks in anticipation Lynda

Asked by Lynda 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

[100.0.1]DUAL MONITORS, Dragging TAB to 2nd Monitor opens it in NEW WINDOW on TOP of Original Monitor WINDOW

I'm in Windows 11. FF 101.0.1 64 bit. In Edge Chrome when I drag a tab from my 1st monitor to my 2nd one, it opens a new window from that TAB on the desired monitor, in F… (read more)

I'm in Windows 11. FF 101.0.1 64 bit.

In Edge Chrome when I drag a tab from my 1st monitor to my 2nd one, it opens a new window from that TAB on the desired monitor, in Firefox it merely makes another tab on the original monitor and maximizes it over the top of the original window.


Maybe there is a setting? Or an ADD-ON That fixes this? OR is this a FIREFOX limitation??

EDIT: The ISSUE is I want to have VERTICAL TABS in FIREFOX so I have to resort to using TAB CENTER REBORN and this does not support moving tabs to another monitor.

Asked by jasius 2 weeks ago

Tabs on chromebook

I am trying to set it up so I can have more than one tab at a time or dont have to go to the corner to find a list of tabs or go to a diffrent window to open one. I have … (read more)

I am trying to set it up so I can have more than one tab at a time or dont have to go to the corner to find a list of tabs or go to a diffrent window to open one. I have the box in the corner with the numbers but that sometimes vanishes entirely so I only have the one tab and would like it to be like most browsers where you can see them all at the top. I cant get the extension that manages it because the only computer I have is one given to me by my job that's a chrome book and doesn't support those extentions, I tried. About:config doesnt work it just tells me that's not a site or gives me advice on how to use it which isn't really helpful when I can't even search it or find the spot for it. The tabs section in the settings only offers to put it on top or bottom of screen or to have it inactive or not, or automatically close them, there is no option to have more than one tab. Please help I've tried everything I can think of and everything I could find online.

Asked by Kiahb67 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

link to open in new tab instead of new window

I went to settings and set firefox to open links in a NEW TAB instead of a new window, but it still opens links in a new window. I did a search on google and when I click… (read more)

I went to settings and set firefox to open links in a NEW TAB instead of a new window, but it still opens links in a new window. I did a search on google and when I click on the link for the website to see the information it is still opening in a new window. How can I fix this so I don't have a lot of new windows. It's irritating to have to close all those stinking windows just to get back to my original window. I just want the links I click on to open in a new tab.

Asked by beachcomber.paradise 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Session restore option does not appear and can't restore from backup

This has happened twice now - I've had a main window open with 100+ tabs and a second window open with only one tab. All settings are as described to save history, etc… (read more)

This has happened twice now - I've had a main window open with 100+ tabs and a second window open with only one tab. All settings are as described to save history, etc. After closing Firefox and later restarting, only the window with a single tab is restored. I've saved the session backup files in another location and manual copied and renamed them into the main profile folder but in each attempt, only the single tab window was restored, which is obviously not what I want. I know the 100+ tabs are in the file because of the filesize and because I've used https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html to scrounge the URLs from the backup file. But the point is that Firefox is NOT extracting the data from this file and restoring the other window, which makes me suspect there is a bug or problem with session restore when more than one window is open at the time of shutdown.

Thanks for any suggestions. Bob

Asked by ranickels 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago