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INACTIVE TAB PROBLEM

Why did my inactive tab automatically move and open a new Firebox browser window simultaneously when I clicked my inactive tab from my active tab in my original Firebox b… (read more)

Why did my inactive tab automatically move and open a new Firebox browser window simultaneously when I clicked my inactive tab from my active tab in my original Firebox browse window? In fact, I prefer to see only 1 instead of 2 Firebox browser window. There is no reason for me to move my inactive tab from my new Firebox browser window to my original Firebox browser window manually.

Asked by Mihael J. Benson 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to share the tabs across all open windows?

Hi, I work in GNU/Linux + Gnome with several tabs (around 100). They have different context (research, personal, related to a course, and work; are some examples). I use … (read more)

Hi, I work in GNU/Linux + Gnome with several tabs (around 100). They have different context (research, personal, related to a course, and work; are some examples). I use several windows with several tabs each. I would like to have one group per window, to be able to close a window and not losing the tabs it had, (to close all the windows and be able to reopen them).

I cannot find a way to organize my tabs in such a way that windows don't isolate their tabs. There are plenty of add-ons to group tabs. But all of them end up hiding/unhiding the tabs of only the current window.

It looks that the underlying architecture is this: OS has Firefox. Firefox has Windows. Windows have tabs. Tabs are manageable only in the window they belong to.

Therefore, every window is only aware of its own group of tabs.

What I am looking for is a different approach, or at least the illusion of it: OS has Firefox Firefox has Tabs. Tabs are manageable, from any instance of a window.

Therefore, the window is only a viewer that is aware of all the tabs.

The plug-ins: Panorama Tab Group, Simple Tab Groups, and similar work a bit, but if I open a new window, and do some browsing, the old window does not know anything in the new window.

Is there a setting/plugin that can solve this problem? maybe I am missing some setting or I just don't know how to use the plugins... Thanks for your time. Best

Asked by p4r2k 2 years ago

Last reply by jane aaron 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't save closed tabs of non-private window if a private window is opened as well

Situation: I have a private and a non-private window (with multiple tabs) and want to close the non-private window (and thereby store the session of it, as it is my last … (read more)

Situation: I have a private and a non-private window (with multiple tabs) and want to close the non-private window (and thereby store the session of it, as it is my last non-private window)

I configured Firefox to store the session on close but this doesn't work if a private window is opened somewhere. Instead of saving the session of the last non-private window and closing, I get asked whether I want to close this many tabs, as it would ask me If another non-private Window were opened.

Can I configure my Firefox (Im on Desktop Windows/Linux) to store this session and "ignore" the fact that a private windows is still opened (as I'm not able to store the private window's session anyways)?

Thanks :)

Asked by Merlin 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Right Clicking on link to open it in a new tab no longer works

I often use the trick of right clicking on a link and then open in new tab to keep the original web page open but now nothing happens when I do it. I wonder if there has … (read more)

I often use the trick of right clicking on a link and then open in new tab to keep the original web page open but now nothing happens when I do it. I wonder if there has been a Firefox update today which has caused this.

It started this morning and I'd be most grateful for some assistance with this as it's particularly useful with Facebook.

Asked by gillie2tat 2 years ago

Last reply by j_kushman 1 year ago

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Wie bekomme ich, in Firefox 71, die Tabs wieder unter die Lesezeichen Symbolleiste?

Ja, Firefox Updates ärgern mich. Ich benutze seit vielen Jahren Firefox. Angefangen habe ich mit Version 4 oder 5, damals wurde noch mit Anpassbarkeit geworben. Anfangs w… (read more)

Ja, Firefox Updates ärgern mich. Ich benutze seit vielen Jahren Firefox. Angefangen habe ich mit Version 4 oder 5, damals wurde noch mit Anpassbarkeit geworben. Anfangs war es noch möglich, durch einen Mausklick zu bestimmen, ob die Tabs oben oder unten sind, dann kam eine neue Firefox Version. Ich habe mir eine UserChrome.css gemacht, die gut funktioniert hat, dann kam Firefox 57? und die Anpassbarkeit war Geschichte. Wer mit mehreren Tabs arbeitet und dafür sind die Tabs doch da, muss die Maus mehr bewegen und es ist unübersichtlich. Wäre es nicht sinnvoll, dass was ich am häufigsten benutze, in der Nähe der Arbeitsfläche zu haben? Wäre es nicht besser die Tab Leiste standardmäßig nach unten zu legen und wer es anders möchte, der kann sich alle 10 oder 15 Versionen, eine UserChrome.css basteln.

Asked by newwork 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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What happened to the "Warn when closing multiple tabs" option? Will it be coming back?

After the most recent update to 70.0.1, I no longer see the choice "Warn when closing multiple tabs" in Options. I've searched online and no one else seems to have menti… (read more)

After the most recent update to 70.0.1, I no longer see the choice "Warn when closing multiple tabs" in Options. I've searched online and no one else seems to have mentioned this. Has this feature been removed, and if so is it gone for good or might it come back?

Asked by ajith1 2 years ago

Last reply by m.mouse313 1 year ago

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Problem: opening a link from a bookmark opens in an existing tab instead of a new tab

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my… (read more)

First, I just had a major system crash, had to re-install Linux Mint and through my own stupidity, relied on the wrong backups for my firefox configuration. So I lost my Firefox 52 install with all of my extensions (that still worked). Now, I'm running v. 57 Quantum, and a few things aren't working correctly.

First, the MAJOR problem: when I open a link from a bookmark, it's clobbering an existing tab that I was using (that's why it was open, obviously). That is completely unsat and can not be allowed to continue. How do I correct this? I can't find the option under settings-->tabs to fix this problem.

Second issue (major annoyance): I can no longer create a bookmark directly in a bookmark folder on the bookmark toolbar. I used to be able to open that bookmark folder, and the first option was to bookmark the currently open tab. That option has vanished, and i use that all the time. How do I restore that?

Actually, one more issue: I have two tabs that are pinned and are supposed to be protected (i.e., nothing can clobber them, and I can't close them without deliberately turning the protection off (context menu right-clicking on tab). I need that back, because for some reason, firefox thinks it's ok to open a bookmark in those tabs, too, when it most definitely is NOT ok.

Thanks, Jim Graham

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Asked by JimG 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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FF 71 moves tabs back to the top

After updating FF to v71 (Mac) my tabs are once again at the top of the window, instead of under the urlbar and bookmarks toolbar. Anyone have a new fix for this? I don'… (read more)

After updating FF to v71 (Mac) my tabs are once again at the top of the window, instead of under the urlbar and bookmarks toolbar. Anyone have a new fix for this?

I don't see why Mozilla just can't let people put the tabs where they want and be done with it. Stuff like this used to be one of the great appeals and strengths of FF. It just feels like, which each new update, FF loses more and more of its soul.

Asked by Thorzdad2 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Apparently, Firefox 71 for Mac no longer allows tabs be dragged within a browser window to reposition them. Is there a way to fix this? Am I missing a setting?

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a ta… (read more)

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a tab from one window, click and drag it to another window. I am no longer able to do this on my Mac laptop, after updating to Firefox 71. I can't seem to find a special setting in Firefox 71. Is there one or a way to allow tab movement? Or do I need to revert to the previous version of Firefox?

Asked by sshopkow 2 years ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 year ago

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How do I change the name of Devices I can send tabs to?

I have multiple Fire TV sticks... they're all labeled "Firefox on Fire TV Stick" when I go to send a tab to one of them. How am I supposed to tell the difference between… (read more)

I have multiple Fire TV sticks... they're all labeled "Firefox on Fire TV Stick" when I go to send a tab to one of them. How am I supposed to tell the difference between all of them when they're all named the same thing? I would like to rename them. I haven't been able to find anywhere to do so. Right clicking on one in the "send tab to device" drop down just sends a tab to that device. Clicking and dragging them doesn't move them on that drop down either so I can't use their position relative to other devices to differentiate them either.

Asked by FITorion 1 year ago

Last reply by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Holding Ctrl + W / Ctrl + T performs close/open tab action successively instead of performing it once.

Is it a bug or a design decision. I mean if I have a lot of opened tabs and I intend to close just one tab, then a slight delay in releasing the key combination would res… (read more)

Is it a bug or a design decision. I mean if I have a lot of opened tabs and I intend to close just one tab, then a slight delay in releasing the key combination would result in closing rest of the tabs. Shouldn't it be like Press and Release key combination to perform the corresponding action which would ensure the action is performed just once. That is what it was like on Chrome and Edge.

Asked by Pragun Sharma 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Some Tabs close randomly without me closing them?

This has been happening over the last month or so. I'll be browsing with multiple tabs open and then for no apparent reason a few of my tabs will just close themselves. I… (read more)

This has been happening over the last month or so. I'll be browsing with multiple tabs open and then for no apparent reason a few of my tabs will just close themselves. I'm not clicking on anything or using any shortcuts. Without any input on my part a group of maybe 3 or 4 tabs just suddenly close themselves, while the rest of my tabs remain. It doesn't seem to matter what pages the tabs are open to: google, amazon, whatever... Anybody have any ideas what's causing this? I've already tried updating, restarting, and disabling add-ons.

Asked by mcg42 1 year ago

Last reply by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Can I configure different keyboard shortcuts for pinned tabs?

I regularly have 4 to 6 pinned tabs open, but would still like to be able to open my regular tabs with the `cmd+1–9` shortcuts. Is there a way to configure Firefox to use… (read more)

I regularly have 4 to 6 pinned tabs open, but would still like to be able to open my regular tabs with the `cmd+1–9` shortcuts. Is there a way to configure Firefox to use a different shortcut for the pinned tabs? It would be great to be able to have something like `cmd+option+1–9` be the pinned tabs, with `cmd+1–9` be the regular tabs.

Asked by Rijk 1 year ago

Last reply by Matthew Thomas 1 year ago

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Firerox properties target field filled up with URLs (having FF open preset tabs)

HI everyone, On my desktop, I have a Firefox shortcut that has a bunch of tinyurl in the target field that opens a load of tabs for me. Other desktop firefox shortcuts op… (read more)

HI everyone, On my desktop, I have a Firefox shortcut that has a bunch of tinyurl in the target field that opens a load of tabs for me.

Other desktop firefox shortcuts open the browser normally on my homepage.

The problem is, the target field isn't big enough, there's only room for 5 tinyurls. Or to be exact, any after the first 5 are ignored. Really, I need more, as many as 10. Is there another way of achieving this?

Note that I want this to be applied to a single Firefox desktop shortcut, so I can have one shortcut open the brower 'preloaded' with these tabs and another shortcut that opens the browser normally.

Thanks

Paul

Asked by pauleden 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago