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Missing Profile

As a tab addict who likes to pick up where I left off, I have Firefox set to open previous tabs on start up. Today, I opened Firefox to a single new tab. None of the doze… (read more)

As a tab addict who likes to pick up where I left off, I have Firefox set to open previous tabs on start up. Today, I opened Firefox to a single new tab. None of the dozen or so tabs I had open yesterday appeared and the theme shown as Enabled (a leaf pattern) is not what's displayed (plain blue coloring).

I looked at about:profiles to check whether this was a different profile and if I could revert to one that contained yesterday's session. No luck, the few listed did not contain my previous tab session and settings. Interestingly, in my D:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles there was a profile that didn't appear on the about:profiles page but it also did not contain my most recent session.

When I look at the folder of the current active profile, there are no files in its root and the subfolders within the profile contain very few files.

Quite simply, it appears as if the profile I was using was mostly deleted. (see screenshot) Given that I closed the browser and then shut down the computer normally last night, how does this happen?? Is there any way to get my previous tabs back?

I should also note that there's no "Restore previous session" menu option in my browser as shown in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session. My Firefox is version 80.

(My apologies if this query is under the wrong topic heading. Mods, please move accordingly.)

Asked by April 1 month ago

How to have tabs open in the top row in a certain page (not websites)

Will try to explain. Not talking about the website tabs as favorites in the top row - but about module tabs to show up in the top row in a program. When I open a progra… (read more)

Will try to explain. Not talking about the website tabs as favorites in the top row - but about module tabs to show up in the top row in a program. When I open a program (work related) - there are modules in the program such as "Participants," "Financial," "Vendors," and so on. When I click on a module, it opens up in a new browser. Problem is, when it's in a new browser, it doesn't identify participant/case I'm working on. I want the "Participants" module tab to appear in the same page in the top row so I can see which case it is - and be able to switch tabs on the same page (like you would with different websites on Firefox homepage). I tried to paste a snapshot of it here but didn't allow me to. In Chrome - I can click on a module/link, then on the top header right click my mouse to select the option to "Show as Tab" - then the tab will appear on the same page and I can easily identify which participant/case I'm working on. I prefer to use Firefox - however it doesn't offer that option to show as tab. I was using Internet Explorer, IE - but the program is no longer supported by IE. Is there a way in Firefox? Thank you.

Asked by amy.pringle 1 month ago

New Tabs

Hello, When I open a new tab the cursor automatically locates to the address bar at the top of the page rather than the search bar in the middle of the page. I think an … (read more)

Hello,

When I open a new tab the cursor automatically locates to the address bar at the top of the page rather than the search bar in the middle of the page. I think an update may have caused this but I'm not certain.

Is there a way to make the cursor automatically appear in the search bar rather than the address bar?

Many thanks

RTWAdam

Asked by RTWAdam 1 month ago

Disable Firefox Shortcut

Is there any way at all to disable Shift + Enter from opening a new window in Firefox? I am on the latest version and absolutely no extension or addon seems to want to wo… (read more)

Is there any way at all to disable Shift + Enter from opening a new window in Firefox? I am on the latest version and absolutely no extension or addon seems to want to work, as they dont have control over the search bar.

I am absolutely sick to death of opening a new Firefox window whenever I search something just because I type too fast for my finger to get off the shift key half the time.

Asked by Toxiyk 1 month ago

Removing an Amazon Website from Pins that doesn't seem to want to be unpinned.

For the Search Bar, when I try to visit any website, an Amazon pin is highlighted at the top that, through the traditional method of going to the Firefox home page, doesn… (read more)

For the Search Bar, when I try to visit any website, an Amazon pin is highlighted at the top that, through the traditional method of going to the Firefox home page, doesn't seem to get unpinned.

I have not installed any Amazon extensions, so I was wondering if there is a way I could in to manually remove it through some other method.

Asked by Mac 1 month ago

New tab puts insertion point/cursor at begining of URL

Every time I open a new tab I instinctively just start typing for the thing I want to look for. (lets for example say 'cat') But it frustrates the heck out of me that the… (read more)

Every time I open a new tab I instinctively just start typing for the thing I want to look for. (lets for example say 'cat') But it frustrates the heck out of me that the text the URL of the new tab isn't selected, the insertion point just goes to the beginning of the text to I end up with:

cathttps://www.google.com.au/

Is there any fix for this? I'd be most appreciative.

Asked by harrison.leake 1 month ago

onetab cannot work when I start the firefox,refreshing doesnot work too,it is just empty ,but I add some tags into it

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are… (read more)

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before

edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are spam bots. you will be notified per mail once somebody replies to the thread. (philipp)

Asked by 霍己 1 month ago

New tab deleting text entry?

Relatively minor problem, but: lately, if I enter text too quickly after opening a new tab, the text that I entered into the search bar gets deleted. Maybe half a second … (read more)

Relatively minor problem, but: lately, if I enter text too quickly after opening a new tab, the text that I entered into the search bar gets deleted. Maybe half a second or so after opening the tab, this stops and the text enters normally. But, this is frustrating for navigating or searching from new tabs.

Any way to fix this? I am using Firefox 80.0.1 on a Mac. I am also using the Tabliss extension, if that matters.

Asked by nmariano9 1 month ago

Firefox tabs not saved on restart

The subject line say it all. I'm running version 80.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu. Preferences / Startup / Restore Previous Session is ticked. Deleting all sessionstore files… (read more)

The subject line say it all. I'm running version 80.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu.

This appears to have only happened since the last upgrade. I regularly work with 20-30 tabs open at a time so it's very annoying, and if it wasn't for the Session History Scrounger for Firefox (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html) I'd be totally screwed. The latest version is also cripplingly slow at times, frequently consuming 100% of CPU as shown by the 'top' command.

Asked by firefox474 1 month ago

Text and icons on tabs doesn't focus or activate the tab, the area outside of the tab does

It seems that the text and icons on my tabs have stopped working. Nothing happens when I click them. If I click the tab outside of the text or icon, they work as expected… (read more)

It seems that the text and icons on my tabs have stopped working. Nothing happens when I click them. If I click the tab outside of the text or icon, they work as expected. This is driving me crazy! Anyone have an idea of what's going on?

Details:

  • Clicking the text on a tab doesn't focus that tab, nothing happens
  • Clicking just below the text, but inside of the tab, activates the tab as it should
  • Same is true for the new tab button
  • Pinned tabs are not affected, they work fine
  • Hovering over the tab doesn't highlight the tab, unless you hover below the tab

What I've tried, that didn't work:

  • Tried a full "Reset Firefox"
  • Started Firefox in Safe mode with
  • Switched from Firefox beta to Firefox stable by reinstalling from scratch

Mitigation:

  • Maximizing Firefox makes all the tabs work again (!)

Context:

  • This started happening after I had my computer hooked up to an external screen. I've tried connecting to the same monitor again, but this doesn't change the current broken behaviour.

I'm running out of ideas, could anyone tell me what's going on?

Asked by EmilStenstrom 1 month ago

Restore Previous History

Hi I’d like someone to please restore my previous session, this included many tabs with work to support my dissertation, unfortunately when I restore the session now it r… (read more)

Hi I’d like someone to please restore my previous session, this included many tabs with work to support my dissertation, unfortunately when I restore the session now it restores the current tabs and not the ones I had previously, I have this session opened with tabs for a month and kindly ask if you could please help me load all them tabs up please

Asked by asaeed588 1 month ago

How to transfer tabs from firefox to another firefox on the same dual boot laptop

How to transfer tabs from Firefox to another Firefox on the same dual boot laptop going from Window 10 to Linux MInt 20. And the history of those tabs also, if possible.… (read more)

How to transfer tabs from Firefox to another Firefox on the same dual boot laptop going from Window 10 to Linux MInt 20. And the history of those tabs also, if possible.

Asked by jbsmwd 4 weeks ago

Prevent tabs from changing their title to attact attention

Websites are changing the title of their windows to attract attention to the tab bar. This is stressful and distracting and I would love a way to stop it. I uploaded a g… (read more)

Websites are changing the title of their windows to attract attention to the tab bar. This is stressful and distracting and I would love a way to stop it. I uploaded a gif to show what I mean.

Any help?

Asked by dimitzortzis 3 weeks ago

I am beginning to hate Firefox

Due to a failure in another machine, I have had to use an older laptop I had not used for over a year. It had an older version of FF with TabMixPlus and other addons whic… (read more)

Due to a failure in another machine, I have had to use an older laptop I had not used for over a year. It had an older version of FF with TabMixPlus and other addons which I had come to rely on an treasure. Now, perhaps because I clicked on the wrong dektop icon, all that has gone. All sessions, all OneTab entries, and of course multi-row tabs, plus all the other TMP features such as a "Protect Tab" (NOT "pin tab") which now seems to be history. The continued refusal of Firefox to implement multi-row tabs is completely baffling. Perhaps they are all adherents of some religion that has a strong view on such decadence - it is almost the only possible explanation. There seems to be a tendency to vastly reduce the number of options present to a user, as if the attitude was a patronising "we know what's best for you - don't worry, all will be ok". Yes, yes, yes, I know that multi-row tabs can be had, for a price, and that price is an afternoon tweaking numerous machines in weird places and wondering is MrOtherGuy's work really is the best (or the worst - who knows?) implementation. No chance of a nice extension or feature to do all this, of course.

The whole thing is very dismaying. Life with FF used to be fun - it is now an endless hassle. Unless, of course, you forsake all and follow their way of doing things and confess that you were wrong all along, and that no sane person would ever want multi-row tabs.

Asked by jastewart 3 weeks ago

HOW DOES ONE CREATE NEW GROUP AND NAMING IT?

1) DOWNLOADED NEW TAP GROUPS ADD ON 2) when I create new group it allows me to create new group and cannot name it for referrance. 3) Right clicking on TAB on title bar… (read more)

1) DOWNLOADED NEW TAP GROUPS ADD ON 2) when I create new group it allows me to create new group and cannot name it for referrance. 3) Right clicking on TAB on title bar does NOT allow me to MOVE tab to GROUP--no option. 4) Downloaded most recent version of FIREFOX

I want to create new group, name it, then drag drop the over loaded TOP TAB bar allowing me to organize the tabs according to subject

Asked by mineo.keith 3 weeks ago

Managing 1100 tabs via savable tab groups

I have, I am embarrassed to say, about 1,100 tabs open. A surprisingly high proportion of them are actually relevant to current projects or ongoing interests. As a result… (read more)

I have, I am embarrassed to say, about 1,100 tabs open. A surprisingly high proportion of them are actually relevant to current projects or ongoing interests. As a result, when I set out to close a lot of them, I constantly run into things I need to do, and often end up with more open than I started with. Also as a result, my tabs are decreasingly useful to me, because of all the haystacks I have piled on whatever needle I currently want.

What I would like to do is this: 1. Group. Take my thousand tabs apart into project-related groups of a more sensible size. 2. Save. Name and save each group. 3. Open clean. Turn off the setting that reopens all tabs that were open when you closed Firefox, so that all I see when I open Firefox are my homepage and pinned tabs. 4. Open group. Be able to open only one or more saved tab groups. Ideally I'd like to be able to open a group into either the current or a new window. If I had to choose, I would much prefer to open each group to its own window.

Over the two decades or so that I have been using Firefox, I have set out to do this multiple times, both with Firefox itself and with various add-ons. I have never reached the point that I could do all four of the things above, and without all four, I don't have what I need to decompose my huge mass of tabs into meaningful components. I'm not saying there has not been a way, only that I have not found it or figured it out.

I suspect there is a way to do this native to Firefox. Is there? If so, could you point me toward instructions on how to do so? If not, is there an add-on that would let me do this? Again, I am looking for something that lets me do all four: group, save, open to a clean page, and open single tab groups in a new window. I welcome pointers to add-ons that will do this, but only from people who have actually used that add-on and know it can do everything I am asking. I have tried numerous add-ons that looked to me like they would work, but I have never been able to execute all four pieces. And I am not going to do step 3 until I have the other three down solid, as that would throw away all my current tabs. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you. Warmest regards, Beanxx

Asked by Beanxx 3 weeks ago

favicons colors in tabs displayed incorrectly

favicons (icons) in tabs displayed for a light firefox theme. I have a firefox black theme right now. On a black background of the firefox theme, you can not see black ic… (read more)

favicons (icons) in tabs displayed for a light firefox theme. I have a firefox black theme right now. On a black background of the firefox theme, you can not see black icons. I tried to open the same tabs in chrome with a dark theme, there is a white icon, as it should be for the same site that I opened in firefox (there was a black icon in firefox). How can I fix it?

Asked by bomimok569 3 weeks ago

Shop favicon is not covering full field at the important pages section

Hello, when I open a new page in my browser and my shop is shown in the already viewed pages section, my favicon is just in the right corner. Does somebody know how to ch… (read more)

Hello, when I open a new page in my browser and my shop is shown in the already viewed pages section, my favicon is just in the right corner. Does somebody know how to change that, so that the favicon is covering the full image? My shop is build with shopify.

Asked by Keanu.steinberg 3 weeks ago