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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 MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Undo close tab doesn't work

Hi guys, I have a problem with firefox. The option to undo close tab (whether its the shortcut, or the right click on tabs menu) doesn't work correctly for me, it always … (read more)

Hi guys, I have a problem with firefox. The option to undo close tab (whether its the shortcut, or the right click on tabs menu) doesn't work correctly for me, it always open a randomly closed page from a while ago and not the recently closed one.

I thought it was a problem with how I close the tabs (ie. if i click on the x or ctrl+w, or the mouse wheel) but it doesn't make a difference, the undo closed tab still doesn't work right.

I tried looking for a solution on here and online but found nothing concrete. So, I appreciate any help.

Asked by seeingolive 2 years ago

Last reply by rgr81_ 1 year ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 2 years ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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switching between tabs

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switche… (read more)

I have been using mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. The shortcut key for switching between tabs is ctrl(contol key) + the tab number. Eg: ctrl+3 switches to 3rd tab. This shortcut is not working in ubuntu but works well in windows. Is there any settings in firefox browser to rectify this problem

Asked by gokuleee2012 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Displays Strange Characters

It displays strange characters on pages including Yahoo mail. The attached screen shot shows a bank email, but it happens with other non-secure stuff too like general web… (read more)

It displays strange characters on pages including Yahoo mail. The attached screen shot shows a bank email, but it happens with other non-secure stuff too like general web pages. This has been happening with version 81.0 and the previous version. If I open the same page in Chrome, it will display the characters normally. I did see the strange characters appear in Chrome one time, but it happens in FF quite frequently.

Asked by Geeky1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a tool for closing multiple selected Firefox tabs at one time.

Dear Mozilla, I'm a very long time Firefox user, and I love it. But I now have what must be well north of 400 open tabs, some of which are no longer relevant, and some ar… (read more)

Dear Mozilla, I'm a very long time Firefox user, and I love it. But I now have what must be well north of 400 open tabs, some of which are no longer relevant, and some are duplicates.

I don't have time to go through them one-by one, (and BTW, I do use bookmarks, FWIW). What I'd like is a tool that would list all of the open tabs, with sufficient descriptive information, beside boxes that I could check to close them.

Is there such a tool?

Thanks very much!

Drew

Asked by drew.morris 1 year ago

Last reply by Sawyer 1 year ago

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"Set Aside Tabs"/"Save for later" feature for Firefox?

A very useful feature present in Microsoft Edge is the "Set Aside" button, which places all tabs in a collection to be stored for whenever the user wants to use them agai… (read more)

A very useful feature present in Microsoft Edge is the "Set Aside" button, which places all tabs in a collection to be stored for whenever the user wants to use them again, without bookmarking them individually and organizing them.

A very similar feature to this is the "Collections" in Firefox for Android, which allows to select and store tabs in a collection that can be labeled, and then accessed back later in a section on the home page.

Will/Can Firefox get a feature like this for desktop/multiplatform collections? Otherwise, is there any addon that replicates the function in a similar way?

Asked by CapoFantasma97 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Closing windows with multiple tabs

Somewhere, long ago, I chose to be notified/challenged if I attempted to close a window having multiple tabs. Now, I would like to undo that choice, but I cannot find wh… (read more)

Somewhere, long ago, I chose to be notified/challenged if I attempted to close a window having multiple tabs. Now, I would like to undo that choice, but I cannot find where to do so! Can anyone tell me how to find the place to undo that setting?

Asked by brucelane321 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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tab menu changed

Why has the tab menu -> close tabs changed to a sub menu? Will it be reorganized to the old tab menu - this was optimal - no sub menu for closing tabs (right ones or … (read more)

Why has the tab menu -> close tabs changed to a sub menu? Will it be reorganized to the old tab menu - this was optimal - no sub menu for closing tabs (right ones or others)

Thanks

Asked by winnemails 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Prevent tab restore on browser crash

I've been having some issues with firefox trying to restore tabs from previous sessions. I've already turned off the option in the settings menu and it doesn't normally d… (read more)

I've been having some issues with firefox trying to restore tabs from previous sessions. I've already turned off the option in the settings menu and it doesn't normally do it but occasionally my pc will crash when I have 4-5 tabs open (though that's because I got a bit of a potato laptop because of not reading the fine print but that's neither here nor there) and when this happens and I go to reopen firefox it will try to open those few tabs at once which creates a cycle of my computer freezing up. I tried looking at a couple of firefox help articles and have been directed to this page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session) but I can't find the info relevant to my problem.

Asked by thomas.loven1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefix home page wont'load, remains blank

I'm using Firefox browser on Linux mint, my Firefox homepage which is the default option wont load and remain blank no matter what. What should I do, please help. I reall… (read more)

I'm using Firefox browser on Linux mint, my Firefox homepage which is the default option wont load and remain blank no matter what. What should I do, please help. I really need it.

Asked by ayush.ram691 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way?

Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way? I had s… (read more)

Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way? I had some tabs with urls and info it took me a while to find. I hope there is a way..

Asked by sunkissed64 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Tabs overlapping/freezing

Can somebody please help me with this issue? When I open a new tab/website, it overlapse with already openend tabs. And from there on it freezes (See image). I've been ha… (read more)

Can somebody please help me with this issue? When I open a new tab/website, it overlapse with already openend tabs. And from there on it freezes (See image). I've been having this issue for years now.

Asked by 179729 1 year ago

Last reply by jeb1271 1 year ago

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Weird graphics bug when hovering over tabs

Recently I've been experiencing a weird bug when hovering over tabs (see attached screenshot). This started not too long ago, maybe a month or so. It happens randomly and… (read more)

Recently I've been experiencing a weird bug when hovering over tabs (see attached screenshot). This started not too long ago, maybe a month or so. It happens randomly and disappears if I relaunch Firefox. Initially I thought that this only occurred when my computer is connected to an external display, I'm using an old MacBook Pro with an integrated Intel graphics chip. So I figured maybe it was struggling with the resolution of my external monitor. But now it happened without it being connected to the monitor. Has someone experienced this?

Asked by wiktoria.nordqvist 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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closing a window opened with firefox

When I open firefox from the taskbar, the window comes up minimized. Maximize only makes it slightly bigger. When I click on the X in the upper right, it turns red. It do… (read more)

When I open firefox from the taskbar, the window comes up minimized. Maximize only makes it slightly bigger. When I click on the X in the upper right, it turns red. It doesn't close.

Asked by mphealey128 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago