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Firefox doesn't autofocus the address bar on Ctrl+T while in fullscreen

I had this problem whenever I'm in fullscreen (eg. Youtube videos or Twitch streams), I open up new tabs with Ctrl+T and it doesn't autofocus on the search bar. Thanks! … (read more)

I had this problem whenever I'm in fullscreen (eg. Youtube videos or Twitch streams), I open up new tabs with Ctrl+T and it doesn't autofocus on the search bar.

Thanks!

Asked by dWKZ5jSZ8F 2 months ago

Difficulties with "recently closed tabs" and some tabs in restore previous session

Summary: Having difficulties with "recently closed tabs" and some tabs in restore previous session. Basic setup: Firefox 106.0.2 on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. Probably existed… (read more)

Summary: Having difficulties with "recently closed tabs" and some tabs in restore previous session.

Basic setup: Firefox 106.0.2 on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. Probably existed on Firefox 105.?.? though unsure of extent as in the middle of upgrading entire system. Private browsing has not been used at any point.

Problem 1: some tabs do not appear in "recently closed tabs". They do appear in normal history. Other tabs appear as hoped and restore normally.

Problem 2: some tabs do not restore when the session is restored. Again, these do appear in normal history. Other tabs appear as hoped and restore normally.

Problem 3: sometimes the tabs which had been restoring nicely stop doing so, and sometimes the tabs which were not restoring nicely do.

Problem 4: intermittent, tabs seem to appear in "recently closed" and seem to restore, but to old pages which had long since been navigated away from. Annoyingly, when these appear in the "recently closed tabs" they are listed with the hoped for title and favicon (for example, about three days ago I navigated to an article from ExampleForum.org, then used the back button to return to ExampleForum.org and continued to navigate around ExampleForum.org, but if I close the ExampleForum.org tab and try to restore, it reverts to the article tab despite appearing in the list of recently closed tabs as an ExampleForum.org tab).

Unable to figure out what is different about the tabs which do not restore as hoped compared to the tabs which do, and am having considerable trouble performing sufficiently methodical tests. I guess I have as many cognitive glitches as my current browser settings!

Things I have tried, in approximate order, several repeated having tried different things: repopulating tabs with the desired content then closing them, repopulating a new window with desired tabs then closing it, adjusting preferences in about:preferences and about:config, clearing the startup cache, solutions suggested here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1202514 and here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1197599, plus attempt to revert same, updating Firefox, rolling Firefox and the profile back to a previous version from a backup, resetting all containers, disabling multicontainer extension, opening tabs in new windows, consolidating windows, opening all tabs in one container, scrubbing older history, scrubbing all history, more combing over my settings, disabling syncing (this isn't set up with a separate device yet).

Things I have yet to try: disabling all containers, using a fresh profile, disabling all extensions.

Further details part 1: when the sessions are restored, new tabs appear in lieu of the pages I want. These are in the containers assigned to the desired pages and appear in the correct order from left to right. Sometimes the tabs have the titles of the desired pages and their favicons despite being like new tabs in other respects, but more often they just appear as normal new tabs.

Further details part 2: from my fiddling around trying to find a fix, the problems worsen sometimes, but othertimes improve. I have yet to figure out a pattern with this or clues for how to move forward.

Further details part 3: results obtained from Firefox History Scrounger at https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html somewhat map to the behaviours described above, but unsure what to do with this behaviour. Some tabs show up here as much older than those displayed at the time even though the time stamps on the files in the folder all seem correct. The back/forward history view suggests related sessionstore glitches.

Thoughts on possible cause: - corrupted sessionstorebackups-backups and/or xulstore.json, but unsure how to remedy these since suggestions did not work. - some kind of timestamp issue creating some fallback weirdness (unsure if this is possible) - being too addled to notice some obvious settings conflict

On the plus side, I don't tend to have more than 8 tabs open at a time with some constants, very rarely more than one window and never more than two windows, so restoring stuff manually isn't as much of a headache for me as it might be for most users.

Would really love some help with this as really lost and confused at this point. My apologies for the garbled account.

Asked by stroaff14 2 months ago

Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order not working

Hi. Since two or three wees aprox. "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" stop working. It doesn't matter if I check or uncheck the box. The behaviour is a… (read more)

Hi.

Since two or three wees aprox. "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" stop working. It doesn't matter if I check or uncheck the box. The behaviour is always the same: CTRL + TAB go to the next tab and with SHIFT to the tab before.

My version: Windows 107.0 (64-bit)

What could be happening? Thanks in advance.

Asked by marioup 2 months ago

Video Plays Automatically When Opening Laptop

If I pause a video (e.g. Hulu) in Firefox and close the lid on my laptop, that video will begin playing again automatically when I open my laptop again, even though I nev… (read more)

If I pause a video (e.g. Hulu) in Firefox and close the lid on my laptop, that video will begin playing again automatically when I open my laptop again, even though I never pressed play. This happens whether Firefox is the foreground app or in the background.

Is this expected behavior? If not, how can it be turned off?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by ScaryFlyer 2 months ago

How do I stop websites from forcing me to stay in the same window or tab when I click on a link when holding down the command key?

Normally, when I have the command key held down when clicking on a link, that link will open in a new tab. But some websites, for some inexplicable reasons, are programme… (read more)

Normally, when I have the command key held down when clicking on a link, that link will open in a new tab. But some websites, for some inexplicable reasons, are programmed to force users to stay in the same window nevertheless.

So how can I force the link to immediately open in a new tab when I have the command key held down, instead of having to resort to holding down the control key, clicking the link, and then having to click on “Open Link in New Tab”?

Asked by zillamobster 2 months ago

stop loading multiple web pages

Lets say I have several Tabs loading endless . I want to select those multiple Tabs and stop them to load simultaneously and not one by one. Just like in the operation … (read more)

Lets say I have several Tabs loading endless . I want to select those multiple Tabs and stop them to load simultaneously and not one by one. Just like in the operation "Reload Tans" I want something similar for stopping the loading.

Lets say, I select multiple Tabs (Ctrl + Select or Shift + Select) and if I press also Esc they should all Stop from loading.

How can I do that ?

Asked by tbaracu 2 months ago

Too much padding to sensibly use Firefox when snapped to half of screen

When I snap Firefox to one side of the screen to fill half my monitor, I'm presented with so much padding that there is in fact more screen estate reserved for nothing th… (read more)

When I snap Firefox to one side of the screen to fill half my monitor, I'm presented with so much padding that there is in fact more screen estate reserved for nothing than there is for tabs. Is this supposed to be normal behavior? I'm using a 4K laptop monitor with 300% scaling, which gave me no wasted space issues in the past.

Asked by e.hamminga 2 months ago

When opening a new tab sometimes I can't type in the URL

It happens often enough that it's annoying, but not too often. I'd say about 40% of the times I need to click the URL bar to type something or close the tab and open it a… (read more)

It happens often enough that it's annoying, but not too often. I'd say about 40% of the times I need to click the URL bar to type something or close the tab and open it again for it to "auto-click" the URL bar for me to being able to type.

Asked by whtevr 2 months ago

Tabs Won't Open - Latest Firefox Browser Version

I have used both the latest downloads for Firefox and the Private Browsing and have the same problem. Tabs won't open. Even a new tab to open Mozilla support won't open… (read more)

I have used both the latest downloads for Firefox and the Private Browsing and have the same problem. Tabs won't open. Even a new tab to open Mozilla support won't open; I had to copy the URL and then open in the Private Browsing program to get in here. Then, the tabs that were already open on various sites freeze. What's going on?

Asked by Dennis 2 months ago

My tab bar which lived at the top of my Firefox window has been moved to the bottom of a sidebar. Any sidebar. It's useless there.

I tried the troubleshooting mode, it did restore my tab bar, but then all my add-ins are disabled. When I run in normal mode and turn off the add-ins manually, the tab ba… (read more)

I tried the troubleshooting mode, it did restore my tab bar, but then all my add-ins are disabled. When I run in normal mode and turn off the add-ins manually, the tab bar is not restored. When I turn off the tab bar, all the tabs are just... invisible. I tried changing the theme to the default, that also did not work. I can access my tabs with the vertical tab bar (I have Tree style tab) but I do want them also just under my Menu bar... and I can't seem to find the setting. Please help. I hate firefox like this, while it is normally my preferred browser by far. Thanks in advance for helping me solve this conundrum.

Asked by margo.guda 1 month ago

Closed Tabs

Hello, Can u pls tell me how to reopen tabs that I closed accidentally? I open one incognito tab and then I forget to close them first, so when I close regular tabs(it w… (read more)

Hello,

Can u pls tell me how to reopen tabs that I closed accidentally? I open one incognito tab and then I forget to close them first, so when I close regular tabs(it was 98 tabs opened) it disappeared, and I cant find them.

Asked by sinemitre75 1 month ago

How to stop Mozilla Firefox from opening new tabs after every little update?

Each time Firefox updates something minor, and I open Firefox, it will open a new tab to tell me "congratulations, you are using the newest version, bla bla bla". How do… (read more)

Each time Firefox updates something minor, and I open Firefox, it will open a new tab to tell me "congratulations, you are using the newest version, bla bla bla".

How do I completely stop this behaviour of automatically and unwanted opening tabs? I don't want to ever learn about new stuff regarding Mozilla, unless its literally "at this date, Firefox will stop working".

Please, and thank you in advance.

Asked by cashiimo 1 month ago

New tab (+ sign) missing in Firefox 108?

The new tab button (+ sign) is missing from my tabs bar since Firefox updated. I've looked in the Customize toolbar interface but I don't see it there. I've also restore… (read more)

The new tab button (+ sign) is missing from my tabs bar since Firefox updated. I've looked in the Customize toolbar interface but I don't see it there. I've also restored defaults but that did not restore it either. Looking for any help to restore it! Probably the button I use most in FF. :)

Thanks!

Asked by sfwriter1 1 month ago