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How can I add a shortcut to a local html file to top sites?

I used to have shortcuts to local html files (local software documentation in html format) in new tabs I open. Now with FF94, this is not possible anymore, file:/// urls … (read more)

I used to have shortcuts to local html files (local software documentation in html format) in new tabs I open. Now with FF94, this is not possible anymore, file:/// urls are not allowed there under any circumstances. I searched extensively for solutions, but the only thing I found was that I can add exceptions to enable certain webpages to open local files. But I don't want to open the local files from any webpage at all but from the start page I get in a new tab (top sites). How can I add such an exception for "top sites"?

Please help, I'm desperate!

See also this long standing bug report: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1496802

Asked by lineinthesand2 3 weeks ago

Last reply by lineinthesand2 3 weeks ago

Firefox crashed during a Private Window Session - I lost tabs - help?

The tabs I had open were important to me and I went on a deep dive into the history of China and I'd like to reopen all of those tabs even if they are to be made public a… (read more)

The tabs I had open were important to me and I went on a deep dive into the history of China and I'd like to reopen all of those tabs even if they are to be made public as I don't know if I can remember to reopen all of them.

Is there a way to find the tabs I had opened???

Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Marcus22 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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speed dail fvd

why speed dail fvd addon was disabled ?? I lost all pages saved, there was no readable message with you turning off the addon. it works fine on chrome, now I have to add … (read more)

why speed dail fvd addon was disabled ?? I lost all pages saved, there was no readable message with you turning off the addon. it works fine on chrome, now I have to add the support file all over again, it also does not work. I use firefox from the very beginning but after such action, sorry but I will change the browser or you will help

Asked by mro84 5 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago

Restoring tabs on a Mac when cache was emptied.

How do I restore my tabs when a tech support person emptied my cache and all my history disappeared? I see instructions for a PC but not a Mac. I am on a Mac using Firefo… (read more)

How do I restore my tabs when a tech support person emptied my cache and all my history disappeared? I see instructions for a PC but not a Mac. I am on a Mac using Firefox.

Asked by marsoobian 4 days ago

Load tabs FULLY!

Hi. sometimes I attempt to open a bunch of tabs and visit them later while I'm offline. the problem is when I open these tabs, All images hasn't been loaded and seem to b… (read more)

Hi. sometimes I attempt to open a bunch of tabs and visit them later while I'm offline. the problem is when I open these tabs, All images hasn't been loaded and seem to be waiting for the internet connection to load. I've tested it on other browsers and none are like this and its really annoying me! Please help...!

Asked by HOSSEIN 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

windows minimizing

hello, I am using a surface pro 8 with windows 11. this happening only in Mozilla , every time I click the search bar to enter a site the window pops up the keyboard and … (read more)

hello, I am using a surface pro 8 with windows 11. this happening only in Mozilla , every time I click the search bar to enter a site the window pops up the keyboard and the window is minimizing and later when I hit the enter its maxximizing again. how can I disable this function. thnx in advance

Asked by talzano1984 1 day ago

Links wont load when opening in a new tab

Since the last update, whenever I click a hyper link to open (email and sites) to read/see the info for said link. The tab opens but that is all and it's either just blan… (read more)

Since the last update, whenever I click a hyper link to open (email and sites) to read/see the info for said link. The tab opens but that is all and it's either just blank or stats that I am not connected to the internet (especially when searching on google.) when I am.

Asked by calsurfer 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Opening tab sent from iPhone with « Sent to device » in first window of Firefox on PC

Hello, Can we choose that the tab sent from iPhone with the « Sent to device » function opens in the first window when various are opened on PC and, if yes, how ? Cordial… (read more)

Hello,

Can we choose that the tab sent from iPhone with the « Sent to device » function opens in the first window when various are opened on PC and, if yes, how ?

Cordially.

Asked by syanur 15 hours ago

Home Tabs

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find ho… (read more)

I am not a fan of upgrades. Firefox has been plaguing me to upgrade for weeks so I have. It lost my default tabs when it starts up and for the life of me I cannot find how to set them back. When I open the browser I have 4 tabs that I want to automatically be there. Has this facilty been removed?

Asked by steveriley1 13 hours ago

Last reply by Disil07 49 minutes ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by exekutive 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (read more)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 1 year ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 9 months ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (read more)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (read more)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 1 year ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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All Pinned And Open Tabs Lost ☹

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closin… (read more)

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closing Firefox and restarting it would fix the issue. I did just that, closed Firefox and reopened it to find that ALL of my pinned and open tabs were GONE. This also happens if another instance of Firefox is opened and I close my main one first by accident and then close the other Firefox instance - ALL TABS LOST.

This is what I have done: • I started to restore the pinned tabs as I could remember what they were but I was not able to remember the open tabs that were not pinned • I searched for lost tabs on the web and on the Mozilla support site but was not able to find any useful help - most of it seems outdated or no long compatible with my version of Firefox. • I looked for the sessionrestore files on my local PC but could not find them - this must have changed in some version of Firefox between version 42 and version 82 that I have. • I looked in the AddOn store to find something that would help restore and prevent this issue - but found nothing. A very old post, from 2012, indicated one that did this but it is no longer available. • All of the Options in Firefox to restore previous session, reopen previous tabs and all that were blank.

This is VERY frustrating in that it results in lots of down time to recreate what was open and is equivalent to working on a document for days or weeks only to find out that the Microsoft file got corrupt or did not save properly.

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (64-bit).

Two questions: 1/ Is there any way I can get the pinned and open tabs back from the previous session? 2/ What can I do to avoid this issue EVER happening again.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by BBBB1290 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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closing popup last - broken restore previous session

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting. this is not the first time because sometime i … (read more)

When i close my "main" Firefox window and after that the opened popups, this breaks my "restore previous session" setting.

this is not the first time because sometime i forget to close the popups first...

Asked by philipp.ewald 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't seem to recover my session

Hi, I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't lo… (read more)

Hi,

I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't load’ (questions/1254740), to no avail.

Finally, this time I remembered not to close Firefox when I saw my tabs where suddenly missing. I’ve never seen the ‘Restore the previous session’ on the Firefox menu, and neither did I this time. Without closing the browser, I did a backup of the ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder. It contains:

‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42 ‘recovery.baklz4’, from 22/11/2020 18:57 ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ from 22/11/2020 18:58 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201027185343’ from 31/10/2020 13:42 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201108180448’ from 10/11/2020 15:05 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34

The one I need is ‘previous.jsonlz4’, since by 18:57 I’ve already lost my tabs. From the update backups I think I could also use the one from 22/11. In any case, I don’t understand what I am doing wrong so as to recover the ‘previous.jsonlz4’. This is what I’ve tried from different threads on my profile folder:

The ‘-backup’ and ‘OLD’ changes belong to different attempts

- Rename (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery.baklz4’ to ‘recovery-backup.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery-backup.baklz4’, and also tried with ‘recoveryOLD.jsonlz4’ and ‘recoveryOLD.baklz4’ - Rename ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder to ‘sessionstore-backupsOLD’ - Rename (on the main profile folder) ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’ file to‘sessionstore-backup.jsonlz4’, and also tried with ‘sessionstoreOLD.jsonlz4’ - Copy/paste the ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file into the main profile folder. - Rename ‘previous.jsonlz4’ to ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’

Nothing has worked. Once followed the steps, Firefox keeps opening my startup page. Note that it does not restore my previous session (that is, some tabs regarding this same subject), but my startup page, which means my attempts are having some effect, although not the desired one. I do have the ‘Restore previous session’ checkmarked in ‘Setting/General/Startup.

I also tried to replace ‘recovery.baklz4’ (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) with ‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42, hoping to be prompted with the ‘Well, this is embarrassing’ + ’Restore’ window. I had no success.

I’ve been trying to recover my tabs for hour by now and don’t find what I am doing wrong. Why does Firefox refuse to load my ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file? Am I missing something? Maybe ‘previous.jsonlz4’ is corrupted or something? Should I try to use the ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34 file? (Although I would lose some information)

Some people talk about a ‘History > Restore Previous Session’. I cannot find anything similar.

Thank you very much

Asked by delfion.815 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago