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alphabetically sort multiple firefox windows in taskbar - win 10

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a num… (read more)

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a number of tabs. Even with the win 10 bottom taskbar expanded all the way, it is difficult to find a particular window, as they are all randomly displayed. Is there a way to alphabetically sort the open Firefox windows shown in the win 10 taskbar? Would this be a Firefox function, or is it a Windows function? Any assistance would be appreciated!

Asked by btsam 1 week ago

Last reply by btsam 6 days ago

How do I make the Address bar dropdown usable again?

Prior to the release of update 78 I used to be able to click on the address bar and it would bring up my top 20 or so site. I don't know why, but this extremely easy to u… (read more)

Prior to the release of update 78 I used to be able to click on the address bar and it would bring up my top 20 or so site. I don't know why, but this extremely easy to use and accessible feature was removed. We are now on update 83 and the problem has only gotten worse. I've attached 2 pics in an attempt to showcase this tragedy that Firefox has created. I don't understand why I'm limited to the number of sites in the dropdown. Worse yet, only 1 of my most frequent sites are listed in the 6 sites I can choose from.

If you're attempted to make things easier for me, you've utterly failed... miserably! Also, not only am I limited to sites I DON'T use, I now have "Sponsored" web sites. GET OUT OF HERE WITH THIS NONSENSE! I now have 8 site to choose from, 1 of which I use. Remember, I use up to 20 web sites per shift so Firefox showing me 7 I don't use is extremely time consuming and frustrating. If only I could pick from my top 20 sites, like I could since I started using Firefox more than 15 years ago, then perhaps 2 "Sponsored" sites at the bottom of my list wouldn't be such a bad thing. Remember the good ole days when Firefox was customizable.

I understand that SPACEBAR is now the way for me to view my most frequent websites and that is a longer list and more accurate that the initial dropdown. Why do I have to click spacebar? This is unnecessary. Is there a way to make this spacebar view the default dropdown view when I click on the address bar?

Lastly, since, update 78 I have made several attempts to remove the "Search with..." at the top of the address bar. Can someone please come up with a viable option for me to move this redundant feature? The address bar itself can perform searches. I have the default search bar clipped into my browser. That's 2 places I can search... I don't need a 3rd search option in a dropdown that already takes me to where I want to go.

I swear, it's like no one over at Firefox even cares about the users anymore they just keep making changes that limit options and give us no recourse to correct their "fixes" that break my experience and productivity.

Asked by darthno2 6 days ago

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Playing media in several tabs

Firefox links play controls in different tabs. If I listen to music in one tab and watching video in another, when I pause video, music will stop. But if I want to stop o… (read more)

Firefox links play controls in different tabs. If I listen to music in one tab and watching video in another, when I pause video, music will stop. But if I want to stop one source to listen another it stops both. It's annoying. Can I fix it?

Asked by Belk1n 1 month ago

Answered by Belk1n 1 week ago

Manage tabs. A sea of tabs. Drowning in tabs. Going down for the third time. HELP!

Dear folks-- I am working on several large, complicated research projects with a lot of moving parts and many technical aspects that I barely understand. When I raise a q… (read more)

Dear folks-- I am working on several large, complicated research projects with a lot of moving parts and many technical aspects that I barely understand. When I raise a question, I normally open a bunch of tabs to papers, stackexchange sites, etc. I usually don’t end up with an unambiguous answer in a single session. I close the tabs that appear not to be useful, and leave the others open. So open tabs represent unfinished tasks to which I expect to return. Every time I try to close a bunch of tabs, I find unfinished tasks that still require research. I pretty much always end up creating more tabs than I close. And at some point it becomes easier to just search again than to find the open tabs I remember. I have tried to use open windows as sort of like thematic groups, with a little success. I work with three big monitors, and it is normal for me to have four or five Firefox windows open, each with its own tab set (all this under MS-Windows 10).

I just accidentally hit close and was asked if I was sure I wanted to close 4643 tabs. Yikes!

This isn’t getting out of hand, it's already out of hand. However, my tabs represent a summary and history of about six years of research. I want to keep them. But I don’t want to keep them like this.

I see that there are tab management capabilities built into Firefox that I have not been using. I also see that there are multiple extensions that offer additional capabilities. However I am more afraid than probably makes sense of adopting a solution that I do not fully understand, and either losing my tabs through inadvertence, or spending weeks organizing them under a new system only to discover that it lacks some crucial capability that I didn’t think to check for.

So I throw myself on the mercy of you, the wonderful Firefox help team, both volunteer and professional. I have tried to imagine a system that would let me organize my 4000+tabs with a sane amount of time and effort. I have produced a list of features that I think would let me do that. I would like to know if I can do all these things, either with native Firefox, or with Firefox and at most one additional add-on extension. Please forgive me if I am not using the proper terminology. I’ll try to be as clear as I can about the capabilities I am looking for.

1. Select multiple tabs at once and assign them to a new or existing tab group. 2. Name a group, have the name be visible in the tab bar, and assign a distinctive appearance to all the tabs in that group (maybe by color). 3. Collapse a group to one tab and reopen the tab to the group quickly and easily. 4. Save and close a tab group, and reopen it from some menu of saved tab groups. Save and close should eliminate the resource demand of the closed tab group. Collapse need not.

I could live with (4) without (3), provided the menu of saved groups has good visual design to remind me of what is there.

5. Convert an open window to a single tab group (if it is not already subdivided into groups). 6A. Name and save a window containing multiple tab groups. Close a single window. Open a closed named window, recreating the tab groups it contained. 6B. Alternatively, allow grouping tab groups into supergroups, name and save the supergroup, close and open supergroups, and convert a window containing tab groups into a supergroup. 7. Open any saved group in any open window. 8. All the instances of saving previously described should survive computer crashes, closure of an individual window, and closure of Firefox. Maybe sync to some cloud location? It is OK if closure of Firefox or a Firefox window throws away the tabs provided you get a warning and an opportunity to save, or provided that tab groups are periodically autosaved by default.

I really want something like all the capabilities described above, though I would accept equivalent functionality arranged in different categories than I have used. Here are three more that I regard as nice-to-have rather than must-have: 9. Sync my tabs with my back-up computer, another MS-Windows box with a lot of RAM. 10. Sync my tabs with my Android phone and tablet. 11. Multiple supergroup grouping layers.

I know I’m asking for a lot, but I really do think this is roughly the feature set required to maintain a large collection of tabs and tab groups across multiple Firefox windows. So I hope and believe that time invested in answering this question would be helpful to others similarly (if less extremely) situated, and perhaps to tab management extension designers as well.

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

 --Beanxx

Asked by Beanxx 1 week ago

Search tab/adress tab

So i reinstaled windows 2 days ago and after i installed mozila i find out that the search tab doesn't remember sites anymore. You know before you will click the search t… (read more)

So i reinstaled windows 2 days ago and after i installed mozila i find out that the search tab doesn't remember sites anymore. You know before you will click the search tab and you will have like a list with your most visited sites, they will only show if i type by hand.

Asked by iBakemono 1 week ago

The "-" in "- Mozilla Firefox" appended to the browser tab's window name is broken in Firefox ESR 78.5.0

The "-" in "- Mozilla Firefox", which is appended to the browser tab's window name now uses wide charters in the Japanese version of Firefox ESR 78.5.0 windows-64bit, whi… (read more)

The "-" in "- Mozilla Firefox", which is appended to the browser tab's window name now uses wide charters in the Japanese version of Firefox ESR 78.5.0 windows-64bit, which was a ASCII character in prior versions. The English version stays unchanged though out all versions. It looks like recent changes has broken the uniformity of the window name across languages.

Affected: Firefox ESR 78.5.0 Japanese Version Windows-64bit build

Attached is a screenshot from Microsoft Visual Studio Spy++

Asked by tofuramen12345 1 week ago

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Malware aftermath.

A malware product using the tab heading "Search Marquis" took control of my Firefox application and even after installing and running MalwareBytes I cant seem to find a w… (read more)

A malware product using the tab heading "Search Marquis" took control of my Firefox application and even after installing and running MalwareBytes I cant seem to find a way to eliminate"Search Marquis" from the opening tab for Firefox. I dont mind deleting and reinstalling Firefox but hesitant to do so not knowing if i will create more problems in doing so. Guidance/Help?

MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) - Running High Sierra Version 10.13.6 Firefox version 83.0 (64-Bit)

I appreciate any help or guidance you can give me. Sincerely - Mike

Asked by mdkitchen 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

top sites in new tab

http://prntscr.com/vljmxm they keep coming back want to delete a non site link ; unlock dismiss from history then did sync. but it keeps coming back. deleted account fro… (read more)

http://prntscr.com/vljmxm

they keep coming back want to delete a non site link ; unlock dismiss from history

then did sync. but it keeps coming back.

deleted account from firefox sync

short I don t know.how to get rid of it anymore...must be doing something wrong

Asked by gaalswijk 1 week ago

Browser window prompt to "Open Network Login Page"

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet." When I close that tab, I can procee… (read more)

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

When I close that tab, I can proceede as normally.

If I click on that button where it says "Open Network Login Page," I get another screen where that button is gone, and it says "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

Here is the URL: https://detectprotal.firefox.com/success.txt

Both of these pages has a question mark in a circle, but this is not clickable.

I am enclosing screenshots.

This is Firefox version 82.0.3 I use a Mac Book, version 10.14.6

Thanks!

Asked by expati 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

HOW TO Sve websites

bold texthi am trying to pin some sites so that it is saved and i can click to open it quickly.please help as it is not saved whn i open the browseron my mac.it means i h… (read more)

bold texthi am trying to pin some sites so that it is saved and i can click to open it quickly.please help as it is not saved whn i open the browseron my mac.it means i have to search for the sute again. how do i save the sites so i dont have to revisit and waste time. thank you

Asked by rajeshj 1 week ago

Change Timmer logo to the three dots in firefox 83

i am Using Firefox Dev Edition 83.Now i have issue on spinner icon. I Don't like Timer Icon on Load i want Three dots icon how can i fix this, Please Help Thank You. … (read more)

i am Using Firefox Dev Edition 83.Now i have issue on spinner icon. I Don't like Timer Icon on Load i want Three dots icon how can i fix this, Please Help

Thank You.

Asked by kishanpatel3545 1 week ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

Rstoring previous session tabs

I closed Firefox to install a Firefox recommended language check add on and my previous session did not restore. The restore previous session option is not shown in the m… (read more)

I closed Firefox to install a Firefox recommended language check add on and my previous session did not restore. The restore previous session option is not shown in the menu. My history is blank. I have resore previous sessions checked in the settings tab. How can I restore my previous session

Asked by Edward 1 week ago

open links in webpage in new tab when redirected to new website

Hi, When visiting a page, I would like for the browser to open the link in a new tab when it goes to a different website. For example, if I am visiting www.SiteA.com and … (read more)

Hi,

When visiting a page, I would like for the browser to open the link in a new tab when it goes to a different website. For example, if I am visiting www.SiteA.com and I click on a link on that page that sends me to www.Site-Somewhere-else.com, I would like that link to open in a new tab instead. How do I do that?

This request should work for websites like Google where you do a search for "restaurants near me". It returns you a list of restaurants near you and you can visit each restaurant's website by clicking on the restaurant and then the website button. This sends a request back to Google which then Google tells the browser to go to that website. Today, it opens that restaurant's website in the same page as my "restaurant near me" list.

The workaround today is that I have to right click to bring up the browser's pop-up menu and click "open in new tab" which I find annoying and sometimes I forget to do that.

Is there a way I can do this in some "about:config" setting today?

Thanks!!!

Asked by countofsanfrancisco 1 week ago

Last reply by countofsanfrancisco 1 week ago

Twitter pinned tab keeps unpinning

I have 5 pinned tabs lately, and many unpinned (20-100s). Recently one of the pinned tabs, Twitter specifically, has been unpinning itself at random(?) intervals. I can r… (read more)

I have 5 pinned tabs lately, and many unpinned (20-100s). Recently one of the pinned tabs, Twitter specifically, has been unpinning itself at random(?) intervals. I can re-pin it just fine, it's just a little odd. None of the others do this.

I am running with Tree Style Tabs and per-site Containers (but not Twitter or FB specific container extensions). And other extensions like ABP and NS, but I doubt they relate, while these might?

FF developer edition 83b10 64 bit, on Win10

Asked by KRC 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago