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Closed tabs cannot be restored

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tab… (read more)

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tabs.

I looked at help on this topic, at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time but the instructions would not work.

When I went to the menu/history, the Recently closed tabs option was grayed out and there is no entry for Restore previous session.

Is this a change in the latest version or a bug of some kind? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 years ago

Last reply by Sue 1 year ago

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How to open firefox window in fullscreen by default

My POS system is set to open in firefox as defult page. So it would be nice if I could open it in full screen by default. So Can I know, Is there any way to make the fi… (read more)

My POS system is set to open in firefox as defult page. So it would be nice if I could open it in full screen by default.

So Can I know, Is there any way to make the firefox window open in full screen by default?

I know that Firefox can expand to fill my entire screen with its Full Screen feature by togglling Full Screen keyboard shortcut of F11 key. But just I want to enable that feature by default.

Any suggestions on how to revert to full screen by default would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by tharangakuma 2 years ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How do I find/search for a "container tab" name from hundreds open among multiple windows?

(Previously asked -- but not answered -- in a roundabout way: "Searching for open tabs among many windows needs improvement", https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/question… (read more)

(Previously asked -- but not answered -- in a roundabout way: "Searching for open tabs among many windows needs improvement", https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1360159 )

I find myself, surprisingly, juggling between hundreds of open tabs on topics of interest -- and FF remains nice and stable!

Lately, I have been increasingly assigning/using "container tabs" (vs New Private Window) for shopping, banking, etc. -- very handy.

However, I noticed that I can no longer FIND any of those tabs by name using the search feature of the "List all tabs" button (or via the "%" method). Only traditional/normal tab names appear to be searchable from among those open among multiple windows.

This is rather crippling time-and-effort-wise. I find myself unnecessarily duplicating already-open tabs simply because I can't easily find the "old" ones anymore.

Someone previously suggested trying the extension "Tab Manager Plus"; but as I reported in my previous post, (for me) it caused hesitations and overall FF response became sluggish with my laptop's fan kicking in often -- unacceptable. (Also, apparently no updates since 2018, and I see recent user comments of losing windows full of tabs.)

Is there any good built-in solution I've missed?

Asked by hmarx2014 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Howto copy a link from a tab history ?

Hello, I know that it's possible with Chrome, but I cannot do it with Firefox. Is there preferably) a trick to do it or any add-on ? Access the history from a tab … (read more)

Hello,

I know that it's possible with Chrome, but I cannot do it with Firefox. Is there preferably) a trick to do it or any add-on ?

Access the history from a tab and then copy one of the link. It's very useful to keep current page open and paste old link (in a mail, a new tab, etc...).

History > Manage history doesn't show anything (but might be normal due to my settings).

Thanks !

Behd

Asked by BE HD 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox update to version 91.6.1esr broke my tab bar

I have my tab bar below the other toolbars. I have a userChrome.css to help set things up the way I use them. System is Linux 64-bit. Just updated Firefox from a few-mon… (read more)

I have my tab bar below the other toolbars. I have a userChrome.css to help set things up the way I use them. System is Linux 64-bit.

Just updated Firefox from a few-months-older version to 91.6.1esr from the official repos and my tab bar is now blank. No tabs, no nothing. When I open a "new tab" I just get the new page; the "Back" arrow is greyed out, so it presumably is a net tabsheet. But I have no tab to get back to the previous page, all is blank.

The tab bar is there at the top OK in Troubleshooting Mode. En/dis-abling all my extensions etc. makes no difference in either mode.

Fixes for related issues tend to focus on userChrome.css but none offers a straight code sample to fix this issue. Here is an extract from mine, I have no idea whether any of it is relevant:

#nav-bar { /* main toolbar */
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 1 !important;
  box-shadow: none !important;
}
#PersonalToolbar { /* bookmarks toolbar */
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 2 !important;
}
#TabsToolbar { /* tab bar */
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 3 !important;
  padding-top: 0 !important;
}

/* FIX TO MOVE TAB BAR BELOW TOOLBAR /*

#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 10 !important;
}

#TabsToolbar {
  -moz-box-ordinal-group: 1000 !important;
  display: block !important;
  position: absolute !important;
  bottom: 0 !important;
  width: 100vw !important;
}

#tabbrowser-tabs {
  width: 100vw !important;
}

*|*:root:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {
  padding-bottom: calc(var(--tab-min-height) + 1px) !important; /*adjust*/
}

/* Firefox 65-73 */
*|*:root[tabsintitlebar]:not([inFullscreen="true"]):not([sizemode="maximized"])
 #toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] ~ #TabsToolbar{
  bottom: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  padding-top: calc(var(--tab-min-height) - 20px) !important; /*adjust*/
}

/* TABS: height */
*|*:root {
  --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important;
  --tab-min-height: 25px !important; /*adjust or omit to use density*/
}

*|*:root #tabbrowser-tabs {
  --tab-min-width: 80px !important; /*adjust or omit to use default*/
}

#TabsToolbar {
  height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  margin-bottom: 1px !important;
  box-shadow: ThreeDShadow 0 -1px inset, -moz-dialog 0 1px !important; /*omit*/
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
  color: var(--toolbar-color) !important;
}

Asked by guyinchbald 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost tabs

I wouldn't be asking for help from a 'volunteer' if I didntt have to. I lost all of my Firefox tabs again (again!) today, in the last half hour. I can't 'restore the pr… (read more)

I wouldn't be asking for help from a 'volunteer' if I didntt have to. I lost all of my Firefox tabs again (again!) today, in the last half hour. I can't 'restore the previous session'. I'm starting to feel pushed into giving up PC's altogether, with with problem of losing my Firefox session tabs after restarting my PC. Who needs PC devices/smart phones altogether. I'm feeling more and more stupid every time this happens. Why can't mozilla make Firefox robust enough that I can always get my previous session back. This time it happened for a new reason: Firefox had a new window open up when I restarted my PC, with an advertisement for a Disney movie. IF Mozilla is so smart, why can't they fix a problem like this? I see in the Mozilla knowledge base that people ask about this problem frequently.

[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by narva1944 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Single page windows don't disappear after moved to multi-tab windows

Since probably FF94, i can't remove single page windows (like popup) by turning them into a tab anymore. Before when a popup window appeared i moved it to the already op… (read more)

Since probably FF94, i can't remove single page windows (like popup) by turning them into a tab anymore.

Before when a popup window appeared i moved it to the already opened main window to turn it into tab to not have ton of "recently closed windows". But since FF94, when i move a window, instead of disappear after become a tab, firefox only duplicate the webpage (i have the new tab and the identical webpage window). Until now the only way i have to remove the annoying windows is to kill firefox app with windows task manager and uncheck them in the tab recovery.

How i can have firefox able to really move windows into tab like before instead of copy them? Or have a way to permanently delete unwanted windows i don't use anymore in the "recently closed windows" list without killing the task.

Also moving tab from a firefox window to another work normally (no duplicate), the problem occurs only when FF windows has a single tab.

Asked by thor94 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Download notification box pops up & stays up covering part of my screen

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & cov… (read more)

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & covers part of my screen. I have to click somewhere to get rid of it. I don't need to see what is downloading.

Asked by prism91455 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I reduce the tabs vertical size a bit?

I want to reduce the vertical size rather than the horizontal size a little. I'm sorry, but I wish it was similar to the chrome's vertical Tabs size. Wanna use firefox on… (read more)

I want to reduce the vertical size rather than the horizontal size a little. I'm sorry, but I wish it was similar to the chrome's vertical Tabs size. Wanna use firefox only one.

Asked by redohmer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox often jums to a Search screen when I press Enter

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't under… (read more)

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't understand why? Please help. Thank you!

Asked by grumagargler 1 year ago

Last reply by grumagargler 1 year ago

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PDFs in new tab instead current tab

Hi, I have not changed any settings but since a few days ago, any PDF links or downloads are shown on the same tab instead of a new tab. Is there any way to go back to o… (read more)

Hi, I have not changed any settings but since a few days ago, any PDF links or downloads are shown on the same tab instead of a new tab. Is there any way to go back to opening in new tabs?

To clarify, for example, I receive a pdf file from web whatsapp, and I open it. Previously, a new tab is created showing the pdf file I received. However, now, the pdf file is shown on the tab where web whatsapp was instead of opening a new tab. I have to click go back one page to navigate back web whatsapp.

Asked by lasallian1989 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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tabs not individually delineated

So, I put off doing the update for much too long, but finally got around to it...and now I wish I hadn't. This is just incredibly annoying. Is there some way to fix it so… (read more)

So, I put off doing the update for much too long, but finally got around to it...and now I wish I hadn't. This is just incredibly annoying. Is there some way to fix it so that the tabs look like they're supposed to?

Asked by S.Eriksen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I recover my old browser session and its open tabs on mac? "Restore my previous session" wasn't an option, and I already tried deleting the sessionstore* files in Finder

This same issue happened a couple years ago, but I'm hoping it's possible to go another level deeper. Here was the answer I received, which I already attempted, but unfo… (read more)

This same issue happened a couple years ago, but I'm hoping it's possible to go another level deeper. Here was the answer I received, which I already attempted, but unfortunately it did not work this time:

"You may have corrupt sessionstore [v56] sessionstore.jsonlz4 file(s). Delete all sessionstore* files and the sessionstore-backups folder.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

Don't delete the files if you need to rescue any data from them, just move them out of the profile folder to some location where Firefox doesn't look for them."

Then I replied with the following:

i actually found the file in "sessionstore-backups" folder named "previous.jsonlz4" and realized it was my last session based on the date and time in the file info (when i last shut off my computer when firefox crashed).

i then copy & pasted that file into the main/master folder named "jwlxf24d.default". i then deleted the file named "sessionstore.jsonlz4" in that main folder, and renamed the copy & pasted file to the same one i just deleted: "sessionstore.jsonlz4".

this was the only file i needed to delete in order for my old tabs to reload.

so i then restarted firefox, and all of my old tabs loaded!"

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So, are there any other techniques to recover my tabs from an old session? After searching in the Firefox Profiles Folder in Finder, and organizing the files by the "Date Created" column, I did locate some .jsonlz4 files with the date/time from my old session that I'm hoping to recover..... but I tried the same technique mentioned above in my old reply, and it didn't work.

Is there any way to work with the following files, or other ones, that have the same date as the session I'm hoping to recover?.... xxxxx.main.jsonlz4 xxxxx.event.jsonlz4 These are located in the following folders: jwlxf24d.default > datareporting > archived > 2022-03

There were no .jsonlz4 files with the correct date located in the "sessionstore-backups" folder, which is what I was able to work with in the past. Really hoping there's another way to solve this issue.

Asked by chrisjames81 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My custom Urls do not open when I launch Firefox

I am frustrated as for the last 6 months my Firefox does not open my custom URL tabs but opens tabs that I used last This has been disrupted to my work flow … (read more)

I am frustrated as for the last 6 months my Firefox does not open my custom URL tabs but opens tabs that I used last

This has been disrupted to my work flow

Asked by acarbone66 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago