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Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to ch… (read more)

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to check if I can access files from live cd and yeah I can see my files but I need to reinstall windows7. When I do it I will loose my files. I need to recover few more things than just files. The question to you is... how can I recover all my tabs, my open session, all logins, passwords etc in Firefox?. Im hoping it is stored somehow deep in windows and I can just copy/paste these files to new reinstalled windows7

Asked by splukany.piotrek 2 days ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 2 days ago

Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way?

Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way? I had s… (read more)

Firefox version 82.0 was loading slow so i refreshed it Now RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION is ghosted out Can i restore my last session before the refresh another way? I had some tabs with urls and info it took me a while to find. I hope there is a way..

Asked by sunkissed64 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Weird graphics bug when hovering over tabs

Recently I've been experiencing a weird bug when hovering over tabs (see attached screenshot). This started not too long ago, maybe a month or so. It happens randomly and… (read more)

Recently I've been experiencing a weird bug when hovering over tabs (see attached screenshot). This started not too long ago, maybe a month or so. It happens randomly and disappears if I relaunch Firefox. Initially I thought that this only occurred when my computer is connected to an external display, I'm using an old MacBook Pro with an integrated Intel graphics chip. So I figured maybe it was struggling with the resolution of my external monitor. But now it happened without it being connected to the monitor. Has someone experienced this?

Asked by wiktoria.nordqvist 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

closing a window opened with firefox

When I open firefox from the taskbar, the window comes up minimized. Maximize only makes it slightly bigger. When I click on the X in the upper right, it turns red. It do… (read more)

When I open firefox from the taskbar, the window comes up minimized. Maximize only makes it slightly bigger. When I click on the X in the upper right, it turns red. It doesn't close.

Asked by mphealey128 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

firefox doesn't resotre previous tabs when startup

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0. My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happen… (read more)

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0.

My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happens both when I simply close it or completely quit it. I marked the "restore previous session" on the startup menu in the preference, didn't help or had any change.

Asked by dongwooklee93 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (read more)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Why does Firefox erase all my tabs after I close the browser on my Mac?

On my mac, I have the Restore Previous Sessions enabled and when ever I close the browser and reopen it all my tabs from the previous session is gone! I never had a probl… (read more)

On my mac, I have the Restore Previous Sessions enabled and when ever I close the browser and reopen it all my tabs from the previous session is gone! I never had a problem with this with my PC.

- I never press Quit Firefox and just close the browser to restart my computer. - How do I restore from my previous session?

Asked by dhr60613 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

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"Warn me when closing multiple tabs" doesn't work

Bug report. After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing mu… (read more)

Bug report.

After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" under General in the Options has no effect. It always prompts me to confirm close.

Asked by nlinecomputers 8 years ago

Last reply by StanislavShevchenko 7 years ago

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A lot of addons are not compatible with latest versiosn of Firefox! It has become unbearable!

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox! I have used a lot of other programs, and I … (read more)

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox!

I have used a lot of other programs, and I don't think there is any other program that updates as frequently as Firefox - every couple of months there is a new version!

It's not bad thing itself, but very, very bad thing is that, each time I update Firefox, one third of my plugins and addons are not compatible with new version! That completely ruins my joy of surfing the internet; since updating from Firefox 14 to current Firefox 17, I have lost at least five addons that were very important for me; the last one, now, is Tab Mix Plus, it's not compatible with Firefox 17, and my Firefox now looks completely different from what I'm used to, I cannot use it!

This has become unbearable any longer: I cannot cope with constant updates of program and addons, and finding replacements for addons that became incompatible! I want to browse internet, and not always to maintain something within Firefox!

You offered me some half of dozen years of excellent experience of browsing the web, but you've become too user enemy for my liking; , so bye, bye, Firefox!

Asked by Saputnik 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I change the tab colours?

Since updating to Firefox v.17, my tabs have returned to the default grey color (I assume it's the default color). I can't remember how I customized the colors before. Ca… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox v.17, my tabs have returned to the default grey color (I assume it's the default color). I can't remember how I customized the colors before. Can someone help?

Asked by Mahombi 7 years ago

Last reply by Ash 7 years ago

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How do I stop my tabs from refreshing every time I access the tab? It prevents me from being able to view pages when I'm not connected to the internet.

Whenever I click through open tabs, the page refreshes. This is a problem because 1. It prevents me from viewing pages offline, and 2. when i am quickly scrolling through… (read more)

Whenever I click through open tabs, the page refreshes. This is a problem because 1. It prevents me from viewing pages offline, and 2. when i am quickly scrolling through open tabs, it takes a long time for each page to load.

Thanks

Asked by froman4 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs?

I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs? Multiple forums have addressed the fact that Yahoo is hijac… (read more)

I installed ShopAtHome toolbar, now Yahoo has hijacked my new tab. How do I fix this to the last visited tabs?

Multiple forums have addressed the fact that Yahoo is hijacking new tabs. I installed the ShopAtHome toolbar - which I love - but then I get Yahoo installed (mysteriously and uninvited).

I would like the new tab to reset to its default of: either the panels of previous sites, or the blank page. The prior issues relating to netassistant do not work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by mjclaxden 7 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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Why can I no longer make normal tabs into app tabs by dragging and dropping them?

Before updating into Firefox 17.0 I could make normal tabs into app tabs simply by dragging and dropping them to the left of the first app tab and vice versa. This no lon… (read more)

Before updating into Firefox 17.0 I could make normal tabs into app tabs simply by dragging and dropping them to the left of the first app tab and vice versa. This no longer seems to work.

Asked by Vartiovuori 7 years ago

Last reply by januario 7 years ago

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I am clicking on the open new tab page but nothing happens I am on the latest version of Firefox

as before the open new tab does not work i have checked the other answers to this question and none of them apply i have just updated to the latest version of firefox, ev… (read more)

as before the open new tab does not work i have checked the other answers to this question and none of them apply i have just updated to the latest version of firefox, every time i do this however I then get problems with Firefox not responding plus Identity Safe does not appear on the toolbar anywhere and I used this all the time to control websites and passwords

Asked by dannyo1lips 7 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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Switch to the tab on the left after closing a tab

Is there some way doing it without an extension? I used Tab Mix Plus but now I don't really see the point of using it because it's the only feature left that I didn't set… (read more)

Is there some way doing it without an extension? I used Tab Mix Plus but now I don't really see the point of using it because it's the only feature left that I didn't set up using about:config.

Asked by Artyom_K. 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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Can no longer open additional tabs using Forefox 17.0

I downloaded the update for Firefox 17.0 and installed it with no problems. After completion, I discovered that I could not open additional tabs as with previous versions… (read more)

I downloaded the update for Firefox 17.0 and installed it with no problems. After completion, I discovered that I could not open additional tabs as with previous versions of Firefox. I tried various methods, including the File pulldown menu, clicking on the tab stop next to an already open website, and using Ctrl+T. Nothing worked. I can open additional windows, but find it much more convenient to use tab stops, and am currently unable to do so using the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by cahoughton 7 years ago

Last reply by ideato 7 years ago

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My cursor does not go to URL bar when I open a new tab (and it used to). Help!

It used to be that when I opened a new tab in Firefox (16?), the cursor would go to the URL bar and I could type in any URL i wanted. Now, it disappears and I have to pos… (read more)

It used to be that when I opened a new tab in Firefox (16?), the cursor would go to the URL bar and I could type in any URL i wanted. Now, it disappears and I have to position the cursor in the URL field manually. What happened? I really need the cursor to jump right to the URL field when I open up a new tab.

Asked by webgal 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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on first open, FF opens tabs for some addons websites

when addons are updated, FF restarts and the websites of the updated addons open in tabs to let u know those addons were updated and to be able to check their website fa … (read more)

when addons are updated, FF restarts and the websites of the updated addons open in tabs to let u know those addons were updated and to be able to check their website fa further info (changelog, etc)...

however firefox is now opening addon sites (first only from download helper and now including tab mix plus), even tho those addons werent updated...

i have a screenshot i can send if its possible...

this only happens when firefox first opens, as long as its open, any other instances of firefox open correctly with just a blank tab and no other website tabs...

i downgraded to FF v16 bc i cant get tab mix plus in 17 and i hate how firefox handles tabs, so i will not upgrade until tab mix plus works with v 17...as an aside...i always use the previous version of FF until tab mix plus works with whatever th current version is...

Asked by desertvoice 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago