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 darkwolf573 20 minutes ago

Constantly getting 404 Response each time I try to go to web site

I keep getting 404 messages when I try to go to web sites. I use LinuxMint 20. Constantly getting https://app.getresponse.com/error404.html and The page you're looking fo… (read more)

I keep getting 404 messages when I try to go to web sites. I use LinuxMint 20.

Constantly getting https://app.getresponse.com/error404.html and

The page you're looking for doesn't exist.

Here's what might have happened:

   you may have mistyped the URL
   the site was moved
   it was never here

Double-check the URL. Alternatively, go back. error404

So need help to get out of this GetResponse or something really aggravating. Loy Banks

Asked by Loy 1 day ago

Last reply by Loy 7 minutes ago

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For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not… (read more)

For a long time now I had been able to access this webpage using Firefox: https://weather.bom.gov.au/location/r3gx0kn-alexandria . In recent months the browser does not even recognise anything has been typed in. On the other hand, Bing (my back-up browser) does take me to the site. It came to Firefox for a day or two earlier this month but is gone again. Can anyone suggest a fix please?

Asked by bobofalex 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

How to stop Firefox printing blocks of colour around text in High Contrast mode

Please can someone tell me how to prevent Firefox from printing blocks of background colour around text when printing while in High Contrast mode (ie with the 'Override t… (read more)

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Asked by CZ535 36 minutes ago

Firefox interface broken

Hello, today I have started my Firefox and noticed that the interface is now totally broken. The close/minimize/restore buttons are missing, in full-screen mode I can't d… (read more)

Hello,

today I have started my Firefox and noticed that the interface is now totally broken. The close/minimize/restore buttons are missing, in full-screen mode I can't drag around the window anymore, some of my addons don't have icons or are totally broken and sometimes the interface reverts back to some Windows 98 style which looks totally broken too.

My steps to fix this so far were:

Firefox safe mode Firefox re-install Profile folders in appdata and all other related Mozilla/Firefox files and folders deleted

Funnily enough the same thing happened to Thunderbird last year, the only way to fix that was to install a very old version of TB 56 which I'm still using today. Don't Mozilla developers know how to code? All my other programs work fine.

Asked by zimmer.andre 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 55 minutes ago

Logins and passwords still not saved

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are au… (read more)

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are automatically filled when I move the cursor to the Username and Password fields, but I still have to click Log In. As soon as I log out and log in I am asked to "Sign In" again. I tried manually adding a website to the "Saved Logins" but that did not help. Using Windows 10 64bit.

Asked by steenwinther 1 week ago

Last reply by steen.winther 56 minutes ago

Radiobutton function not working

Hello, I can't activate Radiobuttons on Websites. For example when I have a registration menu to complete and there is a choice with Radiobuttons I can't activate them. I… (read more)

Hello,

I can't activate Radiobuttons on Websites. For example when I have a registration menu to complete and there is a choice with Radiobuttons I can't activate them. Is there an option to activate or de-activate this?

Thanks a lot for Help Dimi

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Last reply by FredMcD 57 minutes ago

Restore Bookmars after Refresh Firefox

I follow the recommendation to refresh firefox, but didn't know that my bookmars will be erased as well, as i bookmark important things to me. I've tried to restore bookm… (read more)

I follow the recommendation to refresh firefox, but didn't know that my bookmars will be erased as well, as i bookmark important things to me. I've tried to restore bookmark in the library but it doesn't work, it said "unable to restore it" Please help!

Asked by sweetpurple 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 57 minutes ago

How do you report a bug with scrolling on the latest firefox updates

With the latest firefox updates, both firefox and thunderbird stop repsponding to inputs, not limited to scrolling. This happens over time as if there is a memory leak o… (read more)

With the latest firefox updates, both firefox and thunderbird stop repsponding to inputs, not limited to scrolling. This happens over time as if there is a memory leak or too many threads sharing semiphors.

82.0 (64-bit) Arch Linux

This problem is 100% on Firefox.

Asked by mrbrklyn 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

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Instagram.com doesn't load - gets stuck in loop and eventually fails

Trying to access instagram.com but it gets stuck in a loop on terms and conditions screen, and eventually fails. Screenshot is attached. Macbook Pro late 2013, OS Mojave… (read more)

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Macbook Pro late 2013, OS Mojave 10.14.6

Asked by davidfrankel62 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 20 hours ago

How to prevent Firefox from expanding search/address bar by pressing alt-s?

Since an update about two weeks ago, every time I press alt-s the search/address bar is expanded. This is annoying, because we use this key combination to save forms of a… (read more)

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Any Ideas?

OS: Win10 64bit FX: 78.3.1esr (64-Bit)

Thanks for your Help.

Asked by OldbadBear 2 weeks ago

Last reply by OldbadBear 1 hour ago

Is it still possible to move tabs under the address bar?

Back several versions ago, a Firefox update moved tabs to the top of the screen, just below the header and above everything else. For me, this is totally counter-intuiti… (read more)

Back several versions ago, a Firefox update moved tabs to the top of the screen, just below the header and above everything else. For me, this is totally counter-intuitive. So I restored the older version of FF and disabled updates. Well now we're at the point where some pages aren't working and I'm being forced to update (v82). And of course, the problem has returned.

Is there any way to return the tabs to a position below the address bar and above the page itself?

And while I'm at it, is there a way to customize the looks of the tabs so that they once again look like the file folder tabs that they once did with the curved top corners? For me, this made them more easily identifiable as tabs.

Asked by enchant 1 hour ago

Display Language (Google Search etc)

While I have now refreshed Firefox Browser, and checked settings in this and my Google gmail, the Google search persists in showing some options in Japanese text icons. I… (read more)

While I have now refreshed Firefox Browser, and checked settings in this and my Google gmail, the Google search persists in showing some options in Japanese text icons. I have only chosen Englisg (GB), and no other alternatives in Options etc.

Asked by P D C (IT works) 2 hours ago

I've installe the Dutch language pack, but cannot select it

I've installed the Dutch language pack & it is listed as an installed add-on. In text boxes, FF is still checking against the English dictionary. Right clicking 'miss… (read more)

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Asked by ad_brandt 3 hours ago

Logins & Passwords: Can I save multiple different logins on same webpage

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the … (read more)

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Asked by t.stratopoulos 2 months ago

Last reply by arturox 3 hours ago

show an svg with local image embedded

I know that all browsers, for security reasons, don't allow to show an svg with an embedded (external) image . But if I use, in my private localhost, in a svg an image fr… (read more)

I know that all browsers, for security reasons, don't allow to show an svg with an embedded (external) image . But if I use, in my private localhost, in a svg an image from local (with a code like: xlink:href="myimage.jpg"), what security problem should I have? There is a way to get (maybe in about:config) a solution, so that I may show an svg with a local embedded image?

Asked by dr.bertoldi 3 hours ago

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Problem with encoding

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf doc… (read more)

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf documents. This isssue does not seem to happen in a very consistent way (some websites will appear correctly one day and incorrectly another day). I include below a screenshot as example. The problem does not seem to appear with chromium... If you have any idea about how to fix this I would be very grateful Thanks Michael

Asked by michaelgoldman123 15 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 14 hours ago