When clicking "open link in new tab" Firefox sometimes opens in new window instead

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF la… (read more)

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF lalways opens that link in a new window, not a new tab as requested. The new window takes up the right hand half of my display which means I have to manually size it larger or maximize it. This behavior continues as long as I use the first FF window to open any links - they never open in a tab of the original window and only create lots of windows - this is very hard to deal with IMHO. Now here's the weird part - If I use one of the new windows, then FF behaves just as it should. Do a Google search and all links can be opened in new tabs in the new window, as requested. I did not notice this strange behavior until about April 10 when I believe I accepted a new update to FF.

Asked by qtluom 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

firefox screen shots is missing

Hello, I've been able to take screenshots, one of my favorite features, and the selection to do so was located by tapping on the 3 dots in the browser bar. Today I made… (read more)

Hello, I've been able to take screenshots, one of my favorite features, and the selection to do so was located by tapping on the 3 dots in the browser bar. Today I made the selection to take a screenshot and the option was not there.

I followed the instructions from earlier posts on how to check to see if the option was True or False and in the area that showed me if it was still available. They were correct.

Is there any other reason why that choice would not be there?

Asked by mark293 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

-new-window Command Randomly Runs Causing Large CPU Spike (Linux)

(Pop!_OS distro used) I use a handful of resources to monitor my laptop's resources. The attached image is from the htop command (note that I've been using the laptop at … (read more)

(Pop!_OS distro used) I use a handful of resources to monitor my laptop's resources. The attached image is from the htop command (note that I've been using the laptop at most an hour, and it was compltely powered off before. Unsure why it says such high times.). Over the past four-ish months, I've seen firefox's new-window command (/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -new-window) function very strangely. Two instances of the command randomly run for extended periods of time (anywhere from a few seconds to two or three minutes, often towards the longer end), taking up ~100% of the cpu usage for each given one second interval (the time my htop is configured to check). While I'm aware htop records cpu statistics extremely different than task manager (frankly, I'm not quite sure how it measures), this cpu spike takes place with other irregular fluctuations in my laptop, which says to me that the command is in fact doing something. When the cpu spikes occur, I see my cpu temperature rise up to 80 degrees Celsius, and it's frequency hit it's cap for only a handful of threads, while the rest stay completely unchanged.

To clarify the extent of the randomness when I say the commands run randomly: this happens without any pattern that I can identify. I've had anywhere from 1 to 10 tabs open, resting in the background from anywhere between a couple minutes to half an hour, and two new-window commands will run, unprompted, as described above. I've been scrolling through an article, and out of no where, the twin commands run. I've loaded up webpages and the commands have run. I've been watching videos, simply opened a new tab (ironic given the command name), just anything you can do on the web browser, and the commands have run. And there have been days where this issue doesn't happen at all. This can happen numerous times while I'm on firefox. It could happen once, followed by a lot of intervals of the commands running, or it could be a while before the next time it happens.

The one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb to me is that, as I mentioned at the end of the first paragraph, I see one thread 'catch' and cause this spike. It's a random thread, it can be a different one each time this happens during a given session on firefox, but I've only every noticed it to be one thread.

Not sure what's up. I tried to be as detailed as possible since I could find anything about this on these forums.

Asked by ss8607196 17 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 4 hours ago

89.0b2 Revert new tab design

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and… (read more)

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

Asked by q3.max.2011 17 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 4 hours ago

Google search engine on Firefox showing suggestions from a different region.

Hi, Straight to the point, I live in Colombia, the search suggestions that come up when using the default Google search engine on Firefox are on Spanish and are all rela… (read more)

Hi,

Straight to the point,

I live in Colombia, the search suggestions that come up when using the default Google search engine on Firefox are on Spanish and are all related to the country.

This does not happen when I search normally on Google.com. I already set the search results on Google.com to another region, and the language to English.

It seems to me, the problem is the default Google search engine on Firefox, since this does not happen when I use the Bing search engine.

I would like to keep Google as my search engine and search suggestions on, Is it possible to set it so that the search suggestions that show up on the address bar are from another region, more specifically, the US?

Thank you.

Asked by amaru996 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Permissions set cookie "Allow for Session"

Can someone please tell me why Firefox has remove Page Info on the right click? Sense Firefox doesn't have a setting to set all cookies to "Allow for Session", I have bee… (read more)

Can someone please tell me why Firefox has remove Page Info on the right click?

Sense Firefox doesn't have a setting to set all cookies to "Allow for Session", I have been doing it by my self on every page I see. I right click, select Page info, go to permissions then change "Set Cookie" from default, which is "Allow" to "Allow for Session".

I read their update page before I updated, and no where on the page do they mention removing page info and for what reason.

Does anybody have an idea why?

Asked by lucskywalker2000 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

Archive Tabs with Tabs History

Is it possible to archive a tab, like saving a bookmark, but to also preserve history of that tab? That means I can later bring the tab back and move back in history of … (read more)

Is it possible to archive a tab, like saving a bookmark, but to also preserve history of that tab?

That means I can later bring the tab back and move back in history of that tab.

Asked by glovesoflove 23 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 4 hours ago

How to restore "Close Tab" bottommost position in tab's right click menu

How can I restore "Close Tab" bottomost position in tab's right click menu? I used to its bottommost position and now instead of "Close Tab" there is "Restore Closed Tab… (read more)

How can I restore "Close Tab" bottomost position in tab's right click menu? I used to its bottommost position and now instead of "Close Tab" there is "Restore Closed Tab". Which is useless for me and probably not only for me. Please help!

Asked by yaroslav_s 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 4 hours ago

OMG WHY DO YOU MAKE IT SO HARD TO FIND THE LINK TO "ASK A QUESTION"?

Having wasted 20 mins on this problem and getting nowhere with this "help:" = "the-edmeister Moderator 3/2/20, 2:07 PM Right where you posted that question / inquiry… (read more)

Having wasted 20 mins on this problem and getting nowhere with this "help:"

=

"the-edmeister

   Moderator

3/2/20, 2:07 PM Right where you posted that question / inquiry. Users are expected to first attempt to find an answer via the Help Topics

The entry point is here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox after clicking on Help Articles > Firefox which sends you to. Frequent Help Topics. Select something there to be able to access the Knowledge Base to find an answer yourself.

Then if you can't find a suitable answer you will have the opportunity to Ask a question."

==

NOPE. SEE IMAGES.

I had to google it. And for the record the advice above was useless even after following the ---> "Frequent Help Topics. Select something there to be able to access the Knowledge Base to find an answer yourself." advice.

GEEEEZ NO I can waste more of my time figuring out why YouTYube Comment replies don't load, Firefox doesn't open new pages in tabs (despite being set to) and why this browser won't even quit.?

I used to use Firefox for a decade plus but stopped because it became a buggy useless piece fo software.

Asked by bard2 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Browser Display Issues

Hello, Since the last windows update, I have been having trouble with Firefox. Please see attached images for example. I have tried a refresh and even a re-install of the… (read more)

Hello,

Since the last windows update, I have been having trouble with Firefox. Please see attached images for example. I have tried a refresh and even a re-install of the browser but no resolution.

I appreciate your help.

Asked by mghaly 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

Widevinecdm crashing since updating to 78.10.0esr

Streaming accounts like Spotify, Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, etc are all no longer playing since I updated to 78.10.0esr This version is supposed to be compatible with m… (read more)

Streaming accounts like Spotify, Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, etc are all no longer playing since I updated to 78.10.0esr This version is supposed to be compatible with my version of OS X 10.9.5 I keep having Firefox crash with this error. Widevinecdm plugin has crashed. Learn more...and when I click on Learn more, there's nothing there that helps.

Can anyone help? Thank you.

Asked by brad46 7 hours ago

Last reply by HenricuzHotmail 7 hours ago

Orange yellow boarder?

When I go to look something up in the search bar at the top there's this weird yellow boarder around the url bar. Even when i ctrl+f to find something that has the yellow… (read more)

When I go to look something up in the search bar at the top there's this weird yellow boarder around the url bar. Even when i ctrl+f to find something that has the yellow bar too. I reinstalled firefox, opened it in safe mode too, but it still doesn't go away. Does anyone know about this? Thank you.

Asked by benpreston555 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago