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Firefox tab height

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from wher… (read more)

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from where it used to be in the settings. I've tried to search for an extension to fix this, but haven't managed to find one. What do you all suggest I do?

(I don't want to use Chrome. It takes so much RAM that I can't really run both Chrome & Discord at the same time, let alone anything else with it.)

Thank you!

Asked by seandbreslin 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Need to open a new tab when using address bar or search bar

When I use the address bar or search bar to search it displays the website in the last tab that's opened instead of opening a new tab, if I use a bookmark it opens a new … (read more)

When I use the address bar or search bar to search it displays the website in the last tab that's opened instead of opening a new tab, if I use a bookmark it opens a new tab but not when i use the address or search bar do you know how to fix this?

Asked by gary92 1 year ago

Answered by gary92 1 year ago

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Open all synced tabs

Hello everyone, I have always been a fan of the sync feature. i have 3 devices i use everyday with my tabs open between all of them. now, just recently i switched to linu… (read more)

Hello everyone, I have always been a fan of the sync feature. i have 3 devices i use everyday with my tabs open between all of them. now, just recently i switched to linux and ported over my 500+ open tabs using the sync feature by just clicking "Open all taps" button. while playing around i missed up the os and had to reinstall it. now i am here in firefox looking at my synced tabs little window and there is no "open all tabs" button anymore. where did it get moved to? i looked everywhere and i couldn't find it. i cant just spend two or so hours opening all my tabs manually...

Thank you for your time.

Asked by waelother12 1 year ago

Answered by waelother12 1 year ago

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[2022] Browser hard refreshes don't seem to be working anymore (Ctrl + F5, or Ctrl + Shift + R).

Before if I wanted to refresh a page, I could click the refresh button or right click on the tab or page and select refresh. And if I wanted to refresh the page but also … (read more)

Before if I wanted to refresh a page, I could click the refresh button or right click on the tab or page and select refresh.

And if I wanted to refresh the page but also delete the back history (AKA hard refresh), I would use a shortcut command like Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R. I had actually created a new shortcut Alt + ` to do that. And it used to work. It would delete my back history.

But for a while now, it hasn't worked. The hard refresh just acts like a regular refresh.

Asked by gaveitatry 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar on newest Firefox

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked ever… (read more)

Please help me get rid of the stupid and ugly Tab bar space on newest Firefox. I hate Tabs and now there is a big space above the address bar for Tabs. I have looked everywhere for a way to turn it off like it has been since Tabs came out. I only want new windows if I want a new window.

If I can't turn that huge space gap off is there any way to go back to what I had before the last update without messing everything up? Why did someone decide to make the browser window smaller and waste that space by making the browser bigger....

Sorry if I sound cranky but, I started using Netscape Navigator 1.0 and every version since and this is the worse thing that has ever been done to a browser... Thank you for any help you can give me!

Asked by rob39lee 1 year ago

Answered by gsfc12 1 year ago

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Last closed tab reopens at start

Hi community, when i have only one tab opened in Firefox i can click on the "close tab"-X or Ctrl+W. This action will close Firefox, but it won't close the tab. So when i… (read more)

Hi community, when i have only one tab opened in Firefox i can click on the "close tab"-X or Ctrl+W. This action will close Firefox, but it won't close the tab. So when i start Firefox this last opened tab, which usually would be closed after clicking on the X, will open at start again.

This behavior drives me crazy. If i want to close Firefox with the only tab opened remaining until restart, i usually would click the red X of the Windows forms control elements.

Is there any option in "about:config" which really can close the last remaining tab, while also closing Firefox?

Thank you

Asked by ffproblems 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to auto download 20 tabs on startup?

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. … (read more)

When I start Firefox only the focused page is loaded. All other pages are blank as I set 'Clear history when Firefox closes' to 'automatically clear' the cache on exit. If I click on another tab it refreshs it. How do I to get every page to load on startup? Firefox treats pinned and normal tabs differently. On restart I have to 'Select all Tabs', then 'Reload page' every time. It used to load all pages automatically but now it doesn't. | Is there an extension? Or an About:Config entry I can change or insert? Private browsing is not used. Pages are open in tabs not windows. I have 20+ tabs open all the time. About half are pinned. Side Note - I would be happy to see the "Reload All Tabs" menu option reinstated.

Asked by Colin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Restore all Firefox windows and tabs after closing

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Th… (read more)

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Thanks.

Firefox 87.0 Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Asked by Pierre 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be a… (read more)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 5 months ago

Answered by Dropa 5 months ago

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About opening a tab in a new tab (not new window) conveniently

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in… (read more)

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in a new tab (while Shift+click can open in a new window as expected). I'm not sure if it's a problem, but I hope Firefox can have this feature so that opening a link in a new tab can be more convenient.

Besides, in some browsers, drag a link to a nearby place will open in a new tab. However, in Firefox, this manner does not work, unless I drag a link to the tabs bar.

Asked by SolidBlock 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab?

Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab? Occasionally I accidentally hit the "X" on a single tab that I didn't intend to close. I'… (read more)

Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab? Occasionally I accidentally hit the "X" on a single tab that I didn't intend to close. I've searched Help with [warn close "single tab"] but very apparent that putting 2 words in quotes does NOT require them to be together in the search. It returns 106 pages! I saw that it was do-able in older versions of Firefox but since they changed the field to True or False you can't put a 2 in it. I think Firefox is great except for this very irritating flaw. Thank you..

Asked by PGannon 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why did Firefox kill the ability to listen to Amazon Music.

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. " And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the abilit… (read more)

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. "

And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the ability to listen to Amazon Music as it works perfectly fine in Chrome and Microsoft Edge but not in Firefox at all. I've tried several days - it won't play it.

Really is uninstalling and basically killing Firefox the best?

Asked by IAmThatStrange 1 year ago

Answered by IAmThatStrange 1 year ago

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How do you remove the muted text and icon from the tabs?

I like to mute all of my tabs so they don't play annoying sounds. However a very annoying mute icon appears when I hover over it and the "muted" text is shown under the … (read more)

I like to mute all of my tabs so they don't play annoying sounds. However a very annoying mute icon appears when I hover over it and the "muted" text is shown under the name. I tried adding to my userChrome.css:

@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul); .tab-icon-overlay[muted], .tab-icon-sound[muted] {

 display: none !important;

}

This only removes the muted icon, and when I hover over a tab its favicon disappears. I also tried changing browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon as suggested in [answer] but it isn't an option anymore.

How do I remove it completely without changing the context menu item?

Asked by Anynomous 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Warning before closing multiple tabs

I would like a warning before multiple tabs are closed but in settings I don't have this option : "In the Tabs section of the General panel, check the box next to Confirm… (read more)

I would like a warning before multiple tabs are closed but in settings I don't have this option :

"In the Tabs section of the General panel, check the box next to Confirm before closing multiple tabs to enable the warnings, and uncheck it to disable them".

Asked by nancy.zerr 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Disable tab refresh when switching - no solution

I have tried all of the about:config options to disable the auto-reload of the tabs. I have this working fine on my old machine macbook pro 2015 (same firefox version), b… (read more)

I have tried all of the about:config options to disable the auto-reload of the tabs. I have this working fine on my old machine macbook pro 2015 (same firefox version), but on the macbook pro 2019 i cannot get it to stop. Any help would be great as I need to switch between tabs during meetings and dont want them to keep relaoding

Asked by dubado 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Startup tabs

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, bu… (read more)

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, but I don't see how in FF. Currently, every time I hit the home icon in FF, all tabs are reloaded to the same tabs that are already open.

Asked by pdougan1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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There's NO home icon next to the round refresh icon on top left of menu bar

Hello. I've just recently refreshed Firefox. Before I did that, I had a home icon next to the round refresh icon on the upper left of the menu. Now I don't have it. An… (read more)

Hello. I've just recently refreshed Firefox. Before I did that, I had a home icon next to the round refresh icon on the upper left of the menu. Now I don't have it. And I can' click to the home icon to get a new home page of Firefox! And I am NOT a happy camper. Did you all forget to put that on there or what?

Yes, I am fully aware that I can click the plus sign to get a new page. But I love the home page icon. Is it coming back by any chance?

Asked by ljsmom 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago