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Open links clicked from other programs (for example Discord) in private tab

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode… (read more)

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode all of the time, but clicking links opens in normal tab, then it cashes the content, cashes history etc. Most of the stuff (from for example discord) is a one time thing, silly and probably even useless stuff.

Is there a possible way to force windows10 to use "firefox.exe -private" as the default handler to open firefox ? I don't really mind if it opens a new window instead of new tab as long as it remains private.

Thank You for Your time.

Asked by elias.juraj 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

Tabs sometimes do not load pages when I middle-click on links from website or from bookmarks

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new … (read more)

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new tab"), the tab opens up, shows the URL it should load, but seems to stop there and never actually loads the website. Sometimes, the URL won't even show up in the omnibar. When this happens, the "Reload current page" is grayed out, so I need to click the omnibar and hit enter to force the URL to load, or click the original link again. Most of the time, reclicking with middle button on the same link works fine again. I did not see any common pattern regarding which links generate this behavior or not, but I will keep trying to find out.

This behavior does occur even in safe-mode (all addons disabled).

Asked by simon.budin 4 months ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 1 week ago

Firefox mysteriously starts closing tabs in the background whenever I'm logged in to my other Mac user profile

Very strange behavior... when I switch from my primary user profile on my mac over to my work one (while leaving the primary one, and Firefox, open), my Firefox tabs star… (read more)

Very strange behavior... when I switch from my primary user profile on my mac over to my work one (while leaving the primary one, and Firefox, open), my Firefox tabs start closing in my primary profile in the background, one by one.

And it's directly correlated to amount of time spent in the work profile... if I switch over to the work profile, then switch back a few minutes later, all FF tabs are still there. But if I remain in the work profile for 20+ minutes then switch back, a few tabs will have closed. If I'm in the work profile for hours, when I switch back 10 or 15 tabs will have closed.

I know it's not an add-on issue, because I've tested it while in Safe Mode, and it still happens. I don't even know how to begin troubleshooting this. Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Michael 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Michael 1 week ago

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remove gmail from Firefox

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail i… (read more)

When I open Firefox a tab for gmail opens every time, but cannot be closed (there is no "X" on the right side of the tab). Therefore, when browsing in other tabs, gmail is always open. How can I close it, or better yet, remove from my computer? It does not show up in the list of programs on my computer within the Control Panel.

Asked by john408 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Pocket recommendations not showing up

Hi, recently my firefox was updated and I don't know what happened but it had to reinstall all my addons after the update. But ever since then, my pocket recommendations … (read more)

Hi, recently my firefox was updated and I don't know what happened but it had to reinstall all my addons after the update. But ever since then, my pocket recommendations have not been showing up. I followed the steps in this guide: https://medium.com/@EhsanNazim/re-enable-recommended-by-pocket-section-on-firefox-homepage-and-new-tab-a4df044f9c17

and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories to True but still no change. Can anyone provide a solution?

Asked by sarma101 1 week ago

Answered by Enigma 1 week ago

Languages, spell check missing

hello everyone, before this last update, while i write an email or something, there is used to be a tap ( right click) which showed me Langues and check spelling, and no… (read more)

hello everyone, before this last update, while i write an email or something, there is used to be a tap ( right click) which showed me Langues and check spelling, and now i do not have that. the dictionary is not working can anyone tell me how to fix this ? you can see it in the pic, thanks

Asked by iyass91 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Disable back button for pinned tab

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first c… (read more)

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first column, it often swipes a little bit too far and Firefox interprets that as a request to "back arrow" to the previous page, which is my Firefox home screen.

Is there any way to disable this behavior, so that a long left swipe will move the screen all the way to the left edge and stop there, without going all the way back to the Firefox home screen?

Asked by Chris Shaffer 1 week ago

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How to disable audio indicator icon in pinned/unpinned tabs after removal of browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon ?

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using browser… (read more)

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using

browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon = false

Now however I found that it was removed here:

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1360dbbd2d6d

How can i disable this annoying audio icon now ?

Asked by Nikita 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Not able to install firefox on my laptop

while installing i getting " you don't have permission to write in installation directory" message. I digged out google, youtube for solution and tried everything but not… (read more)

while installing i getting " you don't have permission to write in installation directory" message. I digged out google, youtube for solution and tried everything but nothing is working. Please help me in installing firefox. Thanks

Asked by veenayadav1399 1 week ago

Firefox asks repeatedly if I want to close multiple tabs

I have the preference turned on to warn me when quitting the browser with open tabs. However, Firefox asks me if I'm sure I want to quite and close tabs for every tab tha… (read more)

I have the preference turned on to warn me when quitting the browser with open tabs. However, Firefox asks me if I'm sure I want to quite and close tabs for every tab that I have open (up to about 10, and then it just quits).

Asked by spencercross 1 week ago

Last reply by spencercross 1 week ago

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Pin Tabs

It is about pinned tab. I am having a problem about the pinned tabs. I pin a tab in one window. Then I open new window. I close the previous window with pinned tab. Use t… (read more)

It is about pinned tab. I am having a problem about the pinned tabs. I pin a tab in one window. Then I open new window. I close the previous window with pinned tab. Use the new window then close it too. I reopen Firefox there is no pinned tab in new window. it keeps me losing my pinned tabs. How can I solve this problems.

Asked by nyein.s.su 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

problem..

when i use facebook o0n mojila firefox.. my tab crashed frequenty..., it is very much boaringg.. it is happening for the last 10 days... specially when i see any vedio on… (read more)

when i use facebook o0n mojila firefox.. my tab crashed frequenty..., it is very much boaringg.. it is happening for the last 10 days... specially when i see any vedio on facebook it hampers more....

what can i do to get rid of this problem??

Asked by siam 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Tab Options

I am just sending feedback. I was not able to located somewhere for submitting feedback. It would be nice to have an option to DISABLE Tabs. I know, a lot of people lik… (read more)

I am just sending feedback. I was not able to located somewhere for submitting feedback.

It would be nice to have an option to DISABLE Tabs. I know, a lot of people like tabs but I am not one of them. <g>

Thanks

Jana

Asked by cedar3 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox should remember the state of FullScreen in Tabs even while swtiching tabs. (Feature Request)

There should be a way. A way = An option if enabled, this happens: The browser starts to remember the state of the tab he/she was in. For example, if I am learning by wat… (read more)

There should be a way.

A way = An option if enabled, this happens:

The browser starts to remember the state of the tab he/she was in.

For example, if I am learning by watching "How to build a portfolio website?" video on YouTube or some website in FullScreen, then if I switch to next tab pressing "Crtl + Tab", where I can see my portfolio website which I am editing from VS Code realtime. Now if I press "Ctrl + Tab" again, I want to see my YouTube video in same way, it was left before (i.e FullScreen).

Please, for the love of God, give students like us this functionality where students are not annoyed by having to go to fullscreen again and again.

(If you don't understand what I am trying to say then, do watch see this: https://imgur.com/a/yjibtLG )

Remember the state of fullscreen-ness, your highness. It's a painful process to repeat every single time.

Students learn millions of things every single time through the internet these days. The total amount of time that we save by providing this option is just mindblowing.

Let save time. Let make Firefox intelligent. Pass this idea at least.

There should be some sort of option in about:config where the browser starts to remember the state of Fullscreen videos especially when he/she does this by pressing Ctrl + Tab.

Asked by Pranav 2 weeks ago

How to align all tab content (tab text, tab icon) on left but keep tab close button on right in userChrome.css

I am currently using a css theme that makes firefox look somewhat like safari, so all of the tabs' content (the text and icon) are lined up in the center. However, the cl… (read more)

I am currently using a css theme that makes firefox look somewhat like safari, so all of the tabs' content (the text and icon) are lined up in the center. However, the close tab button also ends up lining up in the center, and I'm not sure how to fix that, because of the following code:

/* Center all content */ .tab-content { display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center; margin-top: -1px; min-width: 100% !important; padding: 0 10px !important; }

the align-items: center makes it so that the close tab button is also in the center. How can I change the position of the close tab button individually?

Asked by marco.yang.ca 2 weeks ago

Opening Same Tab or New Tab

Hello everyone, So I am having this issue that I have attempted to fix but when I fix one issue it seems to cause another. So I use MacOS with Firefox as the default brow… (read more)

Hello everyone,

So I am having this issue that I have attempted to fix but when I fix one issue it seems to cause another. So I use MacOS with Firefox as the default browser, both of which are running the latest version. I use SwissCows as the search engine and the problem I encountered was that when I would click on one of the search results, it would open the link in a new tab. As one may imagine, this would get confusing quickly. To fix the issue, I went into advanced preferences and adjusted browser.link.open_newwindow and browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction values to 1 and 0 respectively. It fixed that problem, but now I have a new problem. Certain links from third party email app or log ins from extensions will open in the current tab instead of opening in a new tab.

Any advice or is this just something that I am going to have to learn to deal with?

Asked by Yossi 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Restore previous session

Firefox opened today with its page, rather than "restoring my previous session:. I notice now that in Options-General I cannot select restore previous session because it… (read more)

Firefox opened today with its page, rather than "restoring my previous session:. I notice now that in Options-General I cannot select restore previous session because it and "warn when quitting the browser" are greyed out, leaving "always check firefox is your default browser" as the only item I can select. What has happened?

Asked by dger 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Problem with recovery

... In settings I've chosen to recover tabs each time... Reboot my PC... What I see - just new tab. All previous tabs disappeared. I want to know what the **** I can give… (read more)

... In settings I've chosen to recover tabs each time... Reboot my PC... What I see - just new tab. All previous tabs disappeared. I want to know what the **** I can give any log and information about my system, if you need. Because I don't want to meet this problem again...

Asked by cursedseraph 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago