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When I open a link in a New Tab, Firefox continually returns a blank page

When I open a link in a New Tab, Firefox continually returns a blank page. (Previously, Firefox would happily open up to 10 or more Tabs for reading later, without batti… (read more)

When I open a link in a New Tab, Firefox continually returns a blank page. (Previously, Firefox would happily open up to 10 or more Tabs for reading later, without batting an eyelid)

Firefox even declined to open my Home Page a short while ago.

The only extension I am using is Adblock Plus, and even disabling it, or restarting in Safe Mode, makes no difference.

I am using Firefox release 83.0 - and I've tried turning off Hardware Acceleration - again, no difference.

Any help/advice much appreciated Robin

Asked by robinf24300 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Browser window is moving up and not all visible on laptop screen

For last few weeks whenever I open a new web browser in firefox the screen display now open slightly off screen with the top having moved up (and also a little to the rig… (read more)

For last few weeks whenever I open a new web browser in firefox the screen display now open slightly off screen with the top having moved up (and also a little to the right) making the scroll bar barely visible and tabs not visible. I can grab and move sometimes but it has become a consistent problem and I do not know why. Nothing has changed that I am aware of. How can this issue be fixed? Thank you

Asked by mcp707 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Restore a previous session

I HAVE SYSTEM RESTORE ON MY FIREFOX. When I purposely restarted my computer, for an unknown reason, a session came up but my previous session did not automatically resto… (read more)

I HAVE SYSTEM RESTORE ON MY FIREFOX. When I purposely restarted my computer, for an unknown reason, a session came up but my previous session did not automatically restore as usually it does. I did something in that window and was thinking about something else and deleted it, ie: the session. OH S _ _ _! Just lost my restore previous session opportunity..... I opened another session (and restore previous session was grayed - not available) and have not closed my session nor re-started since. Is there any other way to go back and recover my lost session windows and tabs? .... not from the previous session that I accidentally closed, but from the session before that? Thanks in advance. George

Asked by bentleycars 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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opening a tab into a new window by accident

Hi there since a few weeks it happens daily that by accident I transfer a tab into a new firefox window obviously by moving/clicking the mouse quickly in a way that leads… (read more)

Hi there

since a few weeks it happens daily that by accident I transfer a tab into a new firefox window obviously by moving/clicking the mouse quickly in a way that leads to this new window. then I need to copy the email adress, close the new window and make in the original window again a new tab and paste it there and place it on the right spot. not really handy... not sure what changed in firefox since this did not happen in the past. did there change sth or how better said how can I avoid that this is happening, can I lock tabs that they will not get a new window. does someone know this problem? Thanks Andy

Asked by andreas.essinger 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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2nd tab opens when I open Firefox; what is it?

what does a separate tab titled "about:policies#documentation" mean please? It suddenly started showing up as a 2nd tab whenever I open Firefox (Win10) link: about:polici… (read more)

what does a separate tab titled "about:policies#documentation" mean please? It suddenly started showing up as a 2nd tab whenever I open Firefox (Win10) link: about:policies#documentation

Asked by Su 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Page does not load in tab 1, but same page loads on the tab 2

I'm using 83.0 64bit on Windows 7 SP2. This problem occurs randomly. I try to open a site; say reddit.com, on a blank tab and it stalls. It never loads. The grey ball on… (read more)

I'm using 83.0 64bit on Windows 7 SP2. This problem occurs randomly.

I try to open a site; say reddit.com, on a blank tab and it stalls. It never loads. The grey ball on the tab title moves side to site and the page is blank. I open a new tab and type in the same url and it loads fine in the 2nd tab. (The 1st tab is still blank and loading... ) It's not just reddit.com. This problem happens on any sites, Google, vk.com, facebook, etc... When the tab stalls once, it never works with any of the URLs I type in or click from bookmark.

I tried clearing the cache and cookies but it didn't help.

Any suggestions?

Asked by taseron 1 year ago

Last reply by taseron 1 year ago

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Left-click opens the link in a new tab instead of the same tab in browser

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in… (read more)

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in a new one and takes them, it is somehing that i do not want, as if i want to open it in a new tab i can just use the middle key to do it.

Asked by iosifpetroulakis 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Location of Open a New Tab icon

The + for adding a new tab is located at the upper right hand corner of my Firefox screen. Is there a way to have it show up next to the last tab that was opened? My Fi… (read more)

The + for adding a new tab is located at the upper right hand corner of my Firefox screen. Is there a way to have it show up next to the last tab that was opened? My Firefox at home has the + next to the last new tab. My Firefox at work has it on the upper right hand corner. The attached file shows what I am talking about with the + circled in red and the yellow arrow showing where I would like it to be if this is possible. Thanks.

Asked by bep35 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Non-pinned tabs are not being restored when I restart the browser

Okay, so I have the option set in Preferences -> General for "Restore previous session". However, when I restart the browser, all my open tabs are lost EXCEPT for any … (read more)

Okay, so I have the option set in Preferences -> General for "Restore previous session".

However, when I restart the browser, all my open tabs are lost EXCEPT for any pinned tabs.

Does anybody know why this would be?

Asked by David 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I minimize tabs in FF 84.0?

Am running FF84.0 on a 64-bit Windows 10 machine. After installing this FF version, I see only the "X" to close the tab, with no "--" to minimize. How do I minimize, rat… (read more)

Am running FF84.0 on a 64-bit Windows 10 machine. After installing this FF version, I see only the "X" to close the tab, with no "--" to minimize. How do I minimize, rather than close, a tab?

Asked by davekelly23405 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Task Manager and about:performance do not show tabs

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) bu… (read more)

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) but doesn't show information about open tabs / websites or add-ons. I was trying to use it to see if one of my open tabs was impacting browser performance. I have the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by gerrydl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How can I recover pinned tabs?

In my main window i had pinned tabs + some tabs. I opened a new window and closed main one. I thought main one would restore as it did get restored earlier too. But this … (read more)

In my main window i had pinned tabs + some tabs. I opened a new window and closed main one.

I thought main one would restore as it did get restored earlier too.

But this time firefox got updated as i closed new window later on. Now i have lost my tabs.

How to restore them. Pls help.

Asked by aedyn 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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When reopening FF, defaults to previous single malicious tab which is COMPLETELY preventing me from deleting it - how can I get rid of same without having to open an entirely NEW session??

[Both antimalware operations run - Malwarebytes premium trial, and RogueKiller (in Safe Mode) came back as there being no detections / clean, BTW; does that mean any infe… (read more)

[Both antimalware operations run - Malwarebytes premium trial, and RogueKiller (in Safe Mode) came back as there being no detections / clean, BTW; does that mean any infection hasn't migrated to my PC from FF?]

Tried accessing 'places' file on my desktop as seemingly directed; cannot open with another browser (Opera) nor otherwise - to further clarify, malicious tab in question will not allow me to: close it - by either clicking on its 'x', or right-clicking to use 'Close Tab' option in pulldown menu, nor use the previous page arrow, or return to home / the Google search engine screen, ANY other tab which is part of that session.....is there any way to change the default function so it DOESN'T automatically land every time on THAT precise tab upon reopening, and I can then go to History / previous sites visited to delete? Again, there are a LOT of webpages the links of which I haven't had a chance to copy & paste into an email for myself, and I'm hoping that completely eliminating them all, can be avoided......thanks

Asked by ogam5 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Drag a tab and it becomes a window.

In chrome if you drag a tab away from the tab bar it becomes its own window while still dragging and as such you can drag a tag out and snap-it to the screen edge in one … (read more)

In chrome if you drag a tab away from the tab bar it becomes its own window while still dragging and as such you can drag a tag out and snap-it to the screen edge in one motion.... But... in Firefox a dragged tab only become a window after you left it go and the windows title bar isnt even positioned where it was dragged to.

So is there a way to make my firefox tabs behave like chrome tabs do?

I move my tabs around a lot and this is literally the only reason i use chrome instead of firefox.

Asked by Jessica 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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How to Unlearn "Always Open This Tab in a Container" - Remove Site

Hey There! I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google." Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening t… (read more)

Hey There!

I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google."

Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening that website in different container tab, since i have a mutipule google accounts spread across different google accounts.

Is there a way to remove or unlearn the "Always Open This Tab in a Container" for a specific domain?

As far as I can tell you can only change the container the automatically opens, but you can't just unlearn it.

Any suggestions?

Maybe add a unlearn option to the menu in the attached picture?

Asked by evansirchuk 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago