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new tabs will not navigate

If I open a new tab and type a url in or select a bookmarked page, or the quick navigation options for recently or frequently visited pages that shows up on opening a new… (read more)

If I open a new tab and type a url in or select a bookmarked page, or the quick navigation options for recently or frequently visited pages that shows up on opening a new tab, none will never load. The only way i can have multiple tabs work is to google the page i want, right click the link and open in new tab and google the next page i want to view. So for example to listen to some music on youtube and scroll through facebook, i would have to open firefox, search for youtube, open it in a new tab, perform a second search for facebook and open it in a new tab for them to load. The entire time i have been typing this i have been trying to load something from a bookmark and nothing has loaded yet. Using windows 10, firefox says version 56.0b9

Asked by zraii 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Get URL of a current tab using Firefox 57 in an addon

This is my manifest file: { "description": "Test", "permissions": ["tabs"], "manifest_version": 2, "name": "Test", "version": "1.0", "background": { "scripts": … (read more)

This is my manifest file: {

 "description": "Test",
 "permissions": ["tabs"],
 "manifest_version": 2,
 "name": "Test",
 "version": "1.0",
 "background": {
   "scripts": ["background.js"]
 },
    "applications": {
     "gecko": {
        "id": "test@test.com"
     }
  },
  
 "browser_action": {
   "default_icon": {
     "16": "icons/icon.png",
     "32": "icons/icon.png",

"48": "icons/icon.png"

   }
 }

}

For some reason, attempting to use browser.tabs.Tab won't work. It just returns "undefined". It seems that the tabs permission isn't being given to background.js for some reason.

Asked by jottocraft 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I'm limited to 1 tab opening at a time, but I need more!

Ever since Firefox updated, scripts I use to make my life easier don't work anymore. For example, I have a local HTML page in which I can enter the name of a movie, click… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated, scripts I use to make my life easier don't work anymore. For example, I have a local HTML page in which I can enter the name of a movie, click a JavaScript button, and tabs that search Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services open up.

I have searches of this sort for other types of media, across search engines with specific criteria set. They save me a ton of time, but they all rely on my browser being able to open up a separate tab for each site being searched.

Is this gone forever in Firefox, or how can I re-enable this in the latest version of the browser? Thanks!

Asked by smokeykitty 1 year ago

Last reply by smokeykitty 1 year ago

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Tab it is overriding the first search. I have to close out the second search but when I do I cant get back to the first

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I ha… (read more)

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I have to close the second tab but then the first tab is blank. I have to close both and open up the browser again. I am not a google fan and want to migrate away as much as possible. It might be my dated windows so instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new version, can I take firefox back to the version I had before this stupid new version. Which sounds like people are having a lot of problems with.

Asked by kismet2design 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Previously opened tabs open empty as New tab

I had some opened tabs for my work and everytime I was opening Firefox, all of those tabs were opening without problems. I am on windows 7 64bit. Since yesterday, when I … (read more)

I had some opened tabs for my work and everytime I was opening Firefox, all of those tabs were opening without problems. I am on windows 7 64bit. Since yesterday, when I open Firefox the tabs open but they are all empty (New Tab).

This is how it looks: http://puu.sh/r6nlu/e0484d37db.png

How can I get my previously opened tabs to work again?

Thanks!

Asked by tkrojam 3 years ago

Last reply by tkrojam 3 years ago

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Firefox for Windows: is there a "Send tab to other devices" function?

I used this function a lot on Firefox for Android to send tabs from handheld devices to desktop, or from one handheld device to another. Strangely I cannot find the same … (read more)

I used this function a lot on Firefox for Android to send tabs from handheld devices to desktop, or from one handheld device to another. Strangely I cannot find the same function in Firefox for Desktop(v50.1.0).

I am aware there are add-ons could do this but I am wondering if this is achievable without an add-on.

Thanks,

Jeremy

Asked by Jeremy 3 years ago

Last reply by Jeremy 3 years ago

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How do I get ride of the tab that keeps popping up? http://7769domain.com/Ad/GoPR/2a090eb0-1af7-458a-ac3b-880d1ea7ffd3

It just now popped up again. It "appears" that it is trying to see what websites I'm visiting. It makes me very nervous. http://7769domain.com/Ad/GoPR/2a090eb0-1af7-458a-… (read more)

It just now popped up again. It "appears" that it is trying to see what websites I'm visiting. It makes me very nervous. http://7769domain.com/Ad/GoPR/2a090eb0-1af7-458a-ac3b-880d1ea7ffd3

Asked by BeverlyJohnson 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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restore old tabs

I've been having this issue recently with whenever I open firefox my search engine is reset to Yahoo, so I decided to remove all my addons and and restart firefox to see … (read more)

I've been having this issue recently with whenever I open firefox my search engine is reset to Yahoo, so I decided to remove all my addons and and restart firefox to see if the addons where the cause behind it.

To my surprise FireFox only retored the last window that I closed instead of all the Windows I had open at the time.

Those old windows had some very important tabs that I need for an upcoming project.

I've tried opening FireFox again to look for a potential solution but no such luck, I have the found the old recover.bak file that I think has my old browsing data.

C:/Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/9ds7hi8q.default/sessionstore-backups

I would really appreciate any help anyone could give me here, I've tried following the instructions given to other users with no such luck

Asked by Dafox 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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"Local new tab page answer 1210576 sets page for ALL USERS ON A MULTI-USER LINUX SYSTEM !!??!!

Question says it. For multi-user systems it is unreasonable that the only available way of dealing with the "Question 1210576" problem is a global setting that affects AL… (read more)

Question says it.

For multi-user systems it is unreasonable that the only available way of dealing with the "Question 1210576" problem is a global setting that affects ALL users on that system.

Asked by cjcoats 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How to search for a tab across all containers?

Expected behaviour: When I start typing into the URL bar (awesomebar) Firefox suggests possibilities including already open tabs, giving me the "switch to tab" option. I … (read more)

Expected behaviour: When I start typing into the URL bar (awesomebar) Firefox suggests possibilities including already open tabs, giving me the "switch to tab" option. I can even restrict the suggestions to tabs only by starting the typing with "% ".

Observed behaviour: As above except Firefox suggests tabs only if they are in the same container as the current tab. (The default container does not seem to be special in this respect.)

I would like a way to find a tab by typing in part of its URL or title, without having to know which container it is in. Is there any way to achieve this at present? If not, please treat it as a feature-request (or even a bug-report... is the existing suggestions/search feature intended to work across containers or not?)

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open url in specific tab

Hi, I'd like to open a specific URL in a specifically identified tab. Suppose my Firefox browser is open with 3 tabs: tab 1 has support.mozilla.org loaded tab 2 has mozil… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to open a specific URL in a specifically identified tab.

Suppose my Firefox browser is open with 3 tabs: tab 1 has support.mozilla.org loaded tab 2 has mozilla.org loaded tab 3 has www.thunderbird.net loaded

I'd like to run a shell command such as "firefox.exe https://iot.mozilla.org", but I'd also like this URL to load in tab 2, no matter where the user's focus is. Is this possible? How can I identify the Firefox tab from command line? One way would be to detect the web page title string, eg. "firefox.exe https://iot.mozilla.org --open-in-tab=\"Internet for people\"" (I just made up that option of course).

Thanks

Asked by vieri 1 year ago

Last reply by vieri 1 year ago

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How do I disable recently closed tabs?

I do not want ANY history of where I have been to show. I cleared my history and checked that it not show anything. But I just noticed, that recently closed tabs show w… (read more)

I do not want ANY history of where I have been to show. I cleared my history and checked that it not show anything. But I just noticed, that recently closed tabs show where I have recently been. What is the point of clearing my history or having is disabled if recently closed tabs shows where I have been. This is crucial for someone who is having their account monitored by someone else. How do I delete recently closed tabs and is there anyway to disable that?

Asked by VictoriaVictorialand 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Opening a new tab (Top Sites) begins downloading a file from an old site. The solution: remove the source web site from Top Sites.

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the… (read more)

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the music anytime you went to it's home page. <insert long story of chasing numerous ways of clearing cache files and stored settings that didn't work> Yes, a new profile (devoid of any important saved information) worked. But that wasn't a solution, just an avoidance. ... The solution: My new tabs were configured to show my top sites. By sheer luck I happened to notice the source web site of this mp3 file being displayed within my top sites. Clicking the X to remove that site solved the issue.

Asked by 4DGeorge 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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2 separate flash games in 2 separate tabs won't got fullscreen

Just installed firefox for the wife. She plays flash games on plinga. When using Chrome she open 2 separate tabs with two separate games and put one tab on one monitor an… (read more)

Just installed firefox for the wife. She plays flash games on plinga. When using Chrome she open 2 separate tabs with two separate games and put one tab on one monitor and the other tab on the other monitor. She make each full-screen using the settings in the game.

Now with firefox for some reason, when she tries to put one tab or game in full-screen mode the other tab automatically closes full-screen. She can't have both games in full-screen like in Chrome.

How can I fix this for her before I go and switch back to Chrome again.

Asked by CrazyGuy 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Session recovery files are not opening

Hello everybody. I'm having trouble loading back-uped session after Firefox didn't load opened tabs. I have made a copy of whole folder called 'session-store backups' and… (read more)

Hello everybody. I'm having trouble loading back-uped session after Firefox didn't load opened tabs. I have made a copy of whole folder called 'session-store backups' and have these files:

previous.js

recovery.bak

recovery.js

upgrade.js-20160604131506

upgrade.js-20160623154057

upgrade.js-20160823121617

Following instructions I found on this site I copied each file to profile folder and renamed to 'sessionstore.js' with no firefox running. This method worked only with 'upgrade.js-xxx' files however 'upgrade.js-xxx' files contain only half tabs I have in other files. How can I load other files then? Why Firefox is not loading them?

Asked by ACTIVECOLORS 3 years ago

Last reply by ACTIVECOLORS 3 years ago

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Firefox keeps opening new windows endlessly every ten seconds or so, how do I make this stop?

This started today, maybe 45 minutes ago. Firefox will continuously open new tabs endlessly every 10-15 seconds. If i go through task manager and directly end the program… (read more)

This started today, maybe 45 minutes ago. Firefox will continuously open new tabs endlessly every 10-15 seconds. If i go through task manager and directly end the program it immediately starts back up and continues. I also tried resetting firefox and going into safe mode. Nothing works and even now I have to pause typing every 10 seconds to close a window. This is incredibly annoying and if I cant fix it soon will be uninstalling firefox. Can someone help please?

Asked by Hwaybert 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I open a link in new tab from inside the firefox addon I am developing?

I am developing a firefox addon which uses an API and shows some links. Now if I click those links it opens a new window. How can I change it to open in a new tab on the … (read more)

I am developing a firefox addon which uses an API and shows some links. Now if I click those links it opens a new window. How can I change it to open in a new tab on the same window I am using addon.

Asked by MayankPratap 3 years ago

Last reply by MayankPratap 3 years ago

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There seem to be hidden tabs in the browser window

Hi everyone, I use Firefox 59.0.2 on a PC with Windows 10 Home OS. I tend not to close my browser windows for a very long time, I just open and close new tabs as required… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I use Firefox 59.0.2 on a PC with Windows 10 Home OS.

I tend not to close my browser windows for a very long time, I just open and close new tabs as required, I sometimes have lots of tabs open at the same time. Some of the tabs open at the moment have lot ads in them (stackoverflow, R-bloggers for example) and I don't use adblockers.

At the moment I have got 2 Firefox browser windows open. In one of them I have got 9 tabs. When attempt to close this window (by clicking the X button) the warning pops up: "You are about to close 9 tabs. Are you sure you want to continue?" So this is fine.

In the other window however (my main browser window) at the moment there are 8 open tabs. When I try to close this window, according to the warning: "You are about to close 70 tabs." Where do those extra 62 tabs come from??? Is it just a bug, where Firefox loses track of the number of the open tabs, or is it something more sinister?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Asked by FfUser2018 2 years ago

Last reply by FfUser2018 2 years ago

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Opening link in a new tab gives blank page

Hi, after updating opening page in new tab via right click gives me blank page. Oh and apparently it's also happened when I entering site via address bar, but clicking a … (read more)

Hi, after updating opening page in new tab via right click gives me blank page. Oh and apparently it's also happened when I entering site via address bar, but clicking a link loads the page normally.

The blank page usually last only around a mere 0.5 second to the dreaded 2 seconds, and after that the page will kind of reloading itself (or maybe start connecting?) and start loading normally. The thing is in some case—around one in twelve—the page stuck at that blank page, and I have to reload the page to fix it.

Asked by DX 3 years ago

Last reply by rufusdufus 2 years ago