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Backing up and restoring lost tabs

I often experience situations on Firefox where I lose all of my important tabs which I never end up getting back, despite having 'restore previous session' turned on. For… (read more)

I often experience situations on Firefox where I lose all of my important tabs which I never end up getting back, despite having 'restore previous session' turned on. For instance, it happens when a software forcefully opens a "Thank you for installing" site while Firefox wasn't running, or when I accidentally open a link in a new window while being on private mode, when I meant to open it in a new private window instead..

On a different browser I used before switching to Firefox, I used to resolve this by going to it's profile location and looking at two files named "Current Session" and "Last Session". I could just rename the "Last Session" file to "Current Session", and all of my tabs would return. I was hoping Firefox would have something similar, but it seems either impossible or maybe just a bit more complicated, since I cannot find anything regarding this on the web.

Each time this happens to me, I go to my Firefox profile folder but cannot really find anything regarding sessions I could replace and restore. Only thing I managed to back up from the various important tabs I lost were six files in a fashion like this:

recovery.jsonlz4, upgrade.jsonlz4-[a lot of numbers]

Can I use these files to recover my lost tabs somehow, similar to how I used to do it in the different browser? Hopefully I'm understandable, it's a bit complicated to explain for me.

Asked by syuro 6 days ago

Is it possible to extract Add-on settings from a profile backup?

I tried to change some things in about:config which resulted in websites not working properly and reverting the changes wouldn't fix it, so I had to do a refresh of Firef… (read more)

I tried to change some things in about:config which resulted in websites not working properly and reverting the changes wouldn't fix it, so I had to do a refresh of Firefox. The sites work like they used to now.

I'm still confused about Firefox Sync's functionality because when I set it up to sync my tabs it never wants to do it, but immediately after the refresh it downloaded all of my Add-ons right away, which was nice to see. However, my settings/options from those Add-ons are missing, like my uBlock filter lists or various Tampermonkey user scripts.

Is there any way I could recover the Add-on settings from the profile backup which the refresh created on my Desktop? There's a folder called browser-extension-data with some other folders inside, but they're all empty. I tried looking for it myself but couldn't find solutions. I also have a complete profile backup I manually made just before I the Refresh as a safety measure if needed. Thank you very much..!

Asked by syuro 6 days ago

Changing linux shortcuts to resemble apple shortcuts

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkey… (read more)

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkeys so they resemble the key bindings in OSX?

Asked by sfp.kemp 1 week ago

Last reply by sfp.kemp 6 days ago

Intranet server unreachable

Hi! I have a company network with about 30 PCs, no domain, but a working internal DNS. There is a server within the network running a webapplication (ASPX). The firewall … (read more)

Hi! I have a company network with about 30 PCs, no domain, but a working internal DNS. There is a server within the network running a webapplication (ASPX). The firewall regulations are very strict, so there are only two hands full of websites reachable from the network. Until now (version 82.x) it was enough to put the adress http://server in the address line of Firefox to open the application. After updating to version 83.0 the server is not reachable anymore, firefox automatically tries to open http://www.server.com "ping server" works, use of \\server in windows explorer and opening an RDP-Connection to "server" works also!

Why is that so and are there any solutions?

Thanks in advance!

Best regards

Peter

Asked by Peter Fasol 6 days ago

Google search gives only advertisments the last two weeks

If I type vodafone in Google search in firefox it shows for only half a second the link to the vodafone website but than it goes 3 or 4 places down and I only get links t… (read more)

If I type vodafone in Google search in firefox it shows for only half a second the link to the vodafone website but than it goes 3 or 4 places down and I only get links to other vodafone suppliers. If I type stock Tesla before I got the grafic of Tesla stock and now I have to click to financial to show that because the first 3 links are commercial stock sellers.

This is only a recent development but very very annoing.

I does not happen in Google Chrome.

Asked by Ruben prive mail 6 days ago

Audio and Video not synchronuous

When watching a video baught from Amazon in most cases audio and picture are not synchronous. Discrepanca seems to increase with watching time. The problem does not occur… (read more)

When watching a video baught from Amazon in most cases audio and picture are not synchronous. Discrepanca seems to increase with watching time. The problem does not occur with Opera, Internet Explorer or Edge. Deleting browser cache and cookies does not help. Reducing the quality or rewind does not help. Internet quality/speed seems to be OK because it wors fine with other browsers. How can I fix this problem. I do not want to go to another browser because I am very happy with firefox.

Best regards Martin

Asked by m_vanselow 6 days ago

Download files started failing on Linux

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla… (read more)

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla and ~/.cache/mozilla to start fresh and the error persist. I can browse, open a PDF in integrated viewer, but I am unable to save it. Other browsers can download files to ~/Downloads without problems.

Any hint of how to debug (and/or solve) the problem is welcome.

Thanks

Asked by enboig 6 days ago

Last reply by enboig 6 days ago

sound when using firefox

Hi The other day i was watching a movie on Viaplay. I paused it, and when i started it again, there was no sound. Ive tried other websites, to see if there is any sound,… (read more)

Hi The other day i was watching a movie on Viaplay. I paused it, and when i started it again, there was no sound. Ive tried other websites, to see if there is any sound, but sadly no. Ive tried other browser, and there the sound works just fine.

ive tried reinstall mozilla, and seached for solutions, but cant get any answers.

Please is there som tec guru, that can help me

Best reggards

Michael

Asked by michael_sandberg87 1 week ago

Last reply by michael_sandberg87 6 days ago

Google Meet Problem

I having trouble watching my google meet classes using mozilla firefox... the teacher's screen shows zoomed to me and i can see only the superior left corner of the scree… (read more)

I having trouble watching my google meet classes using mozilla firefox... the teacher's screen shows zoomed to me and i can see only the superior left corner of the screen It doesn't happen using other browsers

Asked by brunogodoifred 6 days ago

Firefox opens previous tabs on startup even though this setting is turned off

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the setting… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox it opens a new tab for a brief moment then closes it and opens my previous tabs from my last session. I have this setting unchecked in the settings. I think that it is crashing and trying to restore my pages because of that, but there are no crash reports when I visit about:crash. I am running the latest version of Firefox and windows 10.

Asked by Luke Shuttleworth 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Luke Shuttleworth 6 days ago

Realms (protected directory), FF 83.0, OSX 10.14.6

Since the update, I'm unable to access ANY protected directories on any sites (those where a small modal dialog box appears at the top of the page asking for a uid/pwd pa… (read more)

Since the update, I'm unable to access ANY protected directories on any sites (those where a small modal dialog box appears at the top of the page asking for a uid/pwd pair and displaying the name of the realm above that). The dialog box doesn't even appear, the page does not change from its previous location, and the "I'm thinking" animation in the tab continues forever without ever seeing an error message.

Any suggestions? Must I downgrade? (uck)

Asked by buggyisalreadytaken 1 week ago

Last reply by buggyisalreadytaken 6 days ago

Firefox does not sync all settings

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances… (read more)

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances instantly. In Firefox only parts of the settings are synced. This makes Firefox unreliable and inconvenient because it is not apparent to the user which settings are synced and which are not.

Here is my experience:

- I made a new Firefox account - Signed in - Made sure syncing is on for:

  • Bookmarks
  • Credit cards
  • History
  • Add-ons
  • Logins and password
  • Options

- Added some add-ons, added some bookmarks - Customized the interface - Changed some Settings - Opened a Windows 10 VM - Installed Firefox 83 (so both computers have the same version) - Logged in with my Firefox account - Waited for the sync

So far I can see that my extensions are synced and my bookmarks. However there are some things that don't sync:

- Customization for controls, buttons and toolbars - Default search engine - Alternative search engines - Settings for "Firefox Data Collection and Use"

There might be more settings that don't sync, which I have not tested. Is this behavior expected? If so I might switch back to Chrome. Syncing only certain settings defeats the purpose of syncing, at least for me.

Also is there any list or information about which settings are syncing and which are not?

Asked by 32411844 6 days ago

Mozilla does not respect email preferences and sends emails anyway

Today at 14:07 I changed my email preferences and unsubscribed from all email types in my Firefox account. At 5 hours later, at 19:36 I receive an email from Mozilla with… (read more)

Today at 14:07 I changed my email preferences and unsubscribed from all email types in my Firefox account.

At 5 hours later, at 19:36 I receive an email from Mozilla with the title "Sync your bookmarks, history and logins".

So either the email preferences does not work or the email does not respect the preferences I have set. Either way it's always extremely annoying when this happens and it leaves me wondering if Mozilla takes privacy seriously.

Even worse is, I already have sync set up (which doesn't work anyway as I have written about here).

Pictures attached as "proof" for those who are in doubt.

Asked by 32411844 6 days ago

Firefox crashing frequently with Mozilla Crash Reporter

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes. The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc… (read more)

Firefox has been crashing daily. Need to reinstall every time it crashes. Have tried different versions of Firefox but it still crashes.

The latest Crash ID: bp-aea83dc4-ed3d-4298-8686-b149b0201126

Would appreciate help in fixing the problem. Thanks!

Asked by yuenhome 6 days ago

Last reply by yuenhome 6 days ago

Firefox Pocket Add-on does not work

The built-in Pocket button on Firefox is not working for me on my Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 computer. Every time I press the button, it shows a sign in prompt, not a sa… (read more)

The built-in Pocket button on Firefox is not working for me on my Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 computer. Every time I press the button, it shows a sign in prompt, not a save the page UI. What should I do? Should I reinstall Firefox?

Potential Solutions:

  • Download the Firefox Pocket add-on

Asked by Alan 1 week ago

Last reply by Alan 6 days ago

Tabs lost after restart and Firefox update

Hi, Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-sta… (read more)

Hi,

Writing in some distress here. Had Firefox open with a lot of tabs, most relevantly hundreds of pages relevant for my PhD research, when my computer decided to re-start on its own. When I opened Firefox afterward I was greeted by the "What's new with Firefox" page, all my tabs gone. Both "Recently Closed Tabs" and "Recently Closed Windows" were completely empty. "Restore Previous Session" is greyed out and unclickable. After looking up solutions to this problem online I went to my profile at C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, and discovered there was no sessionstore-backups folder there. There is a file called sessionstore.js, but it has last been modified May 2017. I checked and my history is still all there. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to go over the thousands upon thousands of entries there in search of the ones relevant for my research?

Asked by elliottamer 6 days ago