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Tab Groups - are they on the roadmap?

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs. This is an inc… (read more)

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs.

This is an incredibly useful feature but it seems Firefox hasn't got anything like it.

I've tried a few of the third party add-ons such as Tree-Style-Tabs but they're all over-complicated, take up too much screen real estate or change the way tabs operate.

Is adding simple Tab Grouping functionality on the Firefox roadmap?

If not - has anyone found any good add-ons to replicate the Chrome functionality?

Asked by Sam 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

FR: Focus last viewed tab after closing a tab

When I close a tab, by default Firefox selects the next tab on the right or the one on the left if the closed tab was the right-most tab. There is an option in about:conf… (read more)

When I close a tab, by default Firefox selects the next tab on the right or the one on the left if the closed tab was the right-most tab. There is an option in about:config

browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose

When this option is set to True, firefox will focus the owner.

Neither of these two behaviours is particularly useful. I want Firefox to select the last vieved tab, not the parent, and not the one to the left/right. Currently I'm using add-on Select after closing current which does exactly what I want, however previous versions of Firefox could do this out of the box, and so can Chrome. I think most users would find it useful if this was the default behaviour, thanks!

Asked by Scoox 2 months ago

Firefox cant update to the latest version.

Hello, I have automatic updates turned on, and I had this pop up. (See the pictures) I have deleted Firefox completely and installed a fresh copy of Firefox. I still have… (read more)

Hello, I have automatic updates turned on, and I had this pop up. (See the pictures) I have deleted Firefox completely and installed a fresh copy of Firefox. I still have the same problem. I can access websites without any problem, it just wont download the latest version of Firefox. The update history says "Connection timed out" I looked at Firefox updates and looked at the " Downloading updates" icon just buffers. Thanks for any help, Jeff

Asked by jmwilaby 2 months ago

Getting rid of Yahoo as the search enginer

How do I get rid of yahoo as the search engine? I did an update a few weeks ago and now Yahoo is the search engine. Prior to this I was using Google. The difference if Go… (read more)

How do I get rid of yahoo as the search engine? I did an update a few weeks ago and now Yahoo is the search engine. Prior to this I was using Google. The difference if Google is like chatting with an intelligent college graduate and Yahoo is like dealing with a 4-year old.

I am ready to switch from Firefox to Chrome if this is cannot be resolved.

Asked by lellc37 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

multiple bookmarks to same site but with different login/password associated

I have multiple bookmarks to the same site in different Firebox bookmark folders. Is there a way to specify the the bookmark in folder "A" should default to login/passwo… (read more)

I have multiple bookmarks to the same site in different Firebox bookmark folders. Is there a way to specify the the bookmark in folder "A" should default to login/password "Y" but that the bookmark in folder "B" should default to login/password "Z"?

Asked by bob237 2 months ago

Migrate Firefox 32bit account without Firefox account sync

Firefox 32bit install to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox When upgrade to 64bit using msi file, install to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. I need to switch the pr… (read more)

Firefox 32bit install to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox When upgrade to 64bit using msi file, install to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. I need to switch the profile manually. New profile created because of install directory is difference.

Is there any automate feature to migrate my previous 32bit profile without switch manually after update 64bit ? Other than Firefox account sync and legacy profile enable.

Asked by sam180321 2 months ago

update Firefox 64bit using msi

Firefox autoupdate and Firefox sync is disabled in computer. We are using Altiris patch management to update Firefox version. The source is msi file. Computer might has F… (read more)

Firefox autoupdate and Firefox sync is disabled in computer. We are using Altiris patch management to update Firefox version. The source is msi file. Computer might has Firefox in difference install locations.

Computer has Firefox 85.0.2 64bit installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox However, Altiris patch management install Firefox 86.0 64bit to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

Now computer have 2 versions of Firefox 64bit.

parameter INSTALLDIR=path is not possible because computer might has Firefox in difference install locations.

Is it possible to update using msi replace current install directory instead of new install directory ?

Asked by sam180321 2 months ago

Last reply by user3670792 2 months ago

Bug report: Firefox Reader TTS (Narrate): Stops at each line break ('\n')

First of all: I could not find any article on how to file a bug report, so I opened up this question. The built-in TTS function "Narrate" stops reading for a second, when… (read more)

First of all: I could not find any article on how to file a bug report, so I opened up this question.

The built-in TTS function "Narrate" stops reading for a second, whenever a line break ('\n') occurs. Unfortunately, in my case (https://paroj.github.io/gltut/About%20this%20Book.html), there are lots of line breaks in the middle of the text, making using Narrate impossible.

(You can find the TTS function if you open up the Reader in the URL bar, in case you want to reproduce this.)

Is there anything I can do to fix this? (besides trying to do a browser extension)

Thanks

Asked by ssmid 2 months ago

Last reply by ssmid 2 months ago

locked out of sync account

Once again, for the fifth time, I cannot sign in to sync my account. No email was sent. Yes, again, I checked all the possible places. Its still a valid email just like t… (read more)

Once again, for the fifth time, I cannot sign in to sync my account. No email was sent. Yes, again, I checked all the possible places. Its still a valid email just like the other four times. Just like every other time, the other three machines on my network are signed in. So, once again, please unlock the account so I can synch my machine. Thanks

Asked by libelo95 2 months ago

Cannot launch JNLP file from Firefox (Ubuntu)

As part of my job, I need to run JNLP applications. I can run them from Dolphin (KUbuntu's file explorer) or the command line without problem. However, it would be a lo… (read more)

As part of my job, I need to run JNLP applications. I can run them from Dolphin (KUbuntu's file explorer) or the command line without problem. However, it would be a lot easier if I could launch them directly from Firefox.

However, when click on a JNLP link my application choices are either "cautious-launcher" which does nothing or another unrelated application. This results in the file being downloaded and then I have to go either in Dolphin or on the command line to the downloads directory and run my JNLP application. Lots of unnecessary steps.

Under preferences I can see that JNLP is set to use javaws, but that option never shows up.

I tried setting "browser.download.skipConfirmLaunchExecutable" to true, but that made no difference.

How do I fix this?

Asked by yourjunkhere14 1 month ago

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Parsing Error: undefined entity, Line Number 744, Column 15.

Firefox won't load. I'm getting a Parsing Error: undefined entity, Line Number 744, Column 15. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled but it still won't work. How do … (read more)

Firefox won't load. I'm getting a Parsing Error: undefined entity, Line Number 744, Column 15. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled but it still won't work. How do I fix this?

Asked by kiernan1 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

My local online telephone book service says I type too fast to be human. What is firefox doing (too fast)?

My local telephone number website (editus.lu) says that I type too fast to be human, and makes me waste 5 minutes identifying all the pictures with cement-mixers (snowdr… (read more)

My local telephone number website (editus.lu) says that I type too fast to be human, and makes me waste 5 minutes identifying all the pictures with cement-mixers (snowdrops,football pitches,etc,etc). I typed nothing at all, so I guess Firefox is upsetting it. Any way to stop this little misunderstanding ?

(this is really quite recent !....)

Asked by mgt 1 month ago

FF repeatedly wants permissions to Install Helper Tool on startup.

Version 85.0.2 (64-bit) Upon every startup, FF asks for my system login permissions to install a helper tool, to which I have reluctantly done but it seems to not install… (read more)

Version 85.0.2 (64-bit) Upon every startup, FF asks for my system login permissions to install a helper tool, to which I have reluctantly done but it seems to not install anything different yet continues each time to prompt the Helper Tool install. What is the Helper Tool? I can't find any info about it. How do I turn off the prompt?

Asked by ksmith6 1 month ago

Last reply by ksmith6 1 month ago

PrintFriendly

PrintFriendly. Does the latest update to desktop Firefox still support PrintFriendly? I need it for making websites legible, but Firefox disabled it for Android (and won'… (read more)

PrintFriendly. Does the latest update to desktop Firefox still support PrintFriendly? I need it for making websites legible, but Firefox disabled it for Android (and won't let me go back to earlier versions), so I'm afraid to update the desktop version. Added security doesn't help if I can't read what's on a webpage. I'm running version 85.0.2, on Windows 7 Pro.

Asked by gk7 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Suppression historique, mot de passe, données

Bonjour, Depuis quelques jours, lorsque j'allume mon PC, je n'ai plus d'historique, de données, de mot de passe enregistrés sur Mozilla Firefox sans aucune raison particu… (read more)

Bonjour,

Depuis quelques jours, lorsque j'allume mon PC, je n'ai plus d'historique, de données, de mot de passe enregistrés sur Mozilla Firefox sans aucune raison particulière.

J'ai vérifié que le paramétrage n'indique pas de suppression des données. Je ne comprends pas et cela devient très embêtant.

Je vous remercie.

Asked by matthias.hally 1 month ago

missing my new job training

How do I engage in language I do not read write or understand? I believe the language is Latin? And I'm not really sure. Either way how do have it become English? … (read more)

How do I engage in language I do not read write or understand? I believe the language is Latin? And I'm not really sure. Either way how do have it become English?

Asked by MEUTINEE 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Pegged CPU at 100% when skipping ads on YT

I have recently updated my browser to version 87...unfortunately I had to revert to version 85.0.2 because the browser pegs CPU every time there is an advert on Youtube. … (read more)

I have recently updated my browser to version 87...unfortunately I had to revert to version 85.0.2 because the browser pegs CPU every time there is an advert on Youtube. Doesn't matter whether I let it play in its entirety or skip it after the mandatory 5-second mark. I have tried running FF without addons, did not make a change. I tried opening a single window with a single tab...no result. Can you fix it in some kind of micro patch? I'm running W8.1 on i5 6600K clocked at 4 GHz with 8 Gb RAM in a dual channel.

Asked by spioh72 1 month ago

YouTube.com on Release 86 of Firefox/Win64 and newer is causing huge CPU spikes in the Firefox process handling the respective tab when navigating to a different page (in the same tab) on YouTube while a video plays

You can work around the issue by stopping the video currently playing in the YouTube tab before navigating away from its page. I suspected the usual problem of hardware a… (read more)

You can work around the issue by stopping the video currently playing in the YouTube tab before navigating away from its page.

I suspected the usual problem of hardware acceleration / video drivers and Firefox not playing nice, but thanks to the PortableApps.com Firefox builds and their version archive, I was able to confirm that it only happens on Release 86 and newer.

Since it's reproducible with the PortableApps builds, settings/profile/cookies etc., it seems pretty clear it's an issue with Firefox proper.

I've downgraded my main Firefox installation to 85.0.2 for the time being and am enjoying snappy YouTube without hangs again.

Anybody happen to know if that bug is already known / under triage or should I get comfortable with the idea of having to downgrade to and using Firefox ESR for a while?

Asked by cybasheep 1 month ago

Last reply by cybasheep 1 month ago