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Motherload Multiple session / 1000+ tabs LOST. Need help restoring please. Using (CCleaner)

Initially this may seem the simplest problem but Im not sure it is. Perhaps due to order of closing session windows. I have this problem once every few years, So far I h… (read more)

Initially this may seem the simplest problem but Im not sure it is. Perhaps due to order of closing session windows. I have this problem once every few years, So far I havent managed to set up anythng that works reliably to get me out of the mess. I use FF and have over 1000 tabs. 99% of the time 'restore session from before' after reboot works automatically great. Obviously with that many tabs things slow down, I then use CCLEANER to clear up and reboot.Today I forgot I had mutliple unimportant firefox windows open in addition to my MOTHERLOAD firefox window. I closed my session in perhaps some haphazzard order. On restarting I only had my unimportant windows open. I have not restarted after this Im still sitting in the new session. I have yet to find a consistent way to backup my open tabs. In the past I had an addon which wrote my tabs to a file but that addon got dumped after an update to FF. I REALLY REALLY dont want to lose my list of tabs as I wont be able to get this info back But more that this what is the safest way to back this info up on a regular basis in a way that I can get back to it? The current way is not 100% foolproof. :(

I have no history showing in FF as CCleaner removes all that (session data isnt removed). I assume I might have restore or previous restore files? Really not sure where to look. Im on Windows 10. Im not even sure where to look anymore for the sessonrestore file. Perhaps it doesnt save it when it isnt the last window to be closed??? Im reluctant to close this session now too. (Hope all my terminology is correct. Is it a window has mutiple tabs, you can have more than one window all of which comprise the session.)

Any help appreciated. Feeling sick and nervous

Asked by GirlInTrouble 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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Printing Webpages Using Firefox: Issue Resolved

Version 73.0.1 When printing a webpage from Firefox (Open Menu->Print), the print preview mode is displayed. On most websites with multiple pages, each page displays t… (read more)

Version 73.0.1

When printing a webpage from Firefox (Open Menu->Print), the print preview mode is displayed. On most websites with multiple pages, each page displays the full text in order.

However, on some websites with multiple pages, the first page displays text but the second page only shows the header in the top left and the website in the top right but the page is blank. On other webpages, full webpage text is displayed but it is out of order.

When using Opera, the webpages that showed blank text or out of order text in Firefox are displayed completely and in the correct order.

Is it a website browser compatibility and configuration issue (the webpage is only configured correctly for certain browsers) or Is this a known Firefox glitch that causes some pages not to be displayed correctly in print preview mode?

I hope that my question is clear.

Asked by Buddy2014 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Links from emails not working.

Starting about 02/11/2020, links in emails take me to a blank page and FireFox stops working. Must close FireFox. I have neither added nor updated any add-ons. I disabled… (read more)

Starting about 02/11/2020, links in emails take me to a blank page and FireFox stops working. Must close FireFox.

I have neither added nor updated any add-ons.

I disabled all add-ons with no change.

Under Performance, I unchecked " Use recommended performance settings" and 'Use hardware acceleration when available". No change.

The only way a link works is if I have (basic) FireFox already running.

I have reversed the above changes and await HELP.

Asked by AIVAS 9 months ago

Last reply by OzSteveC 8 months ago

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"Social media tracking block" new feature interferes with (SURPRISE!) control for Adobe Flash

Well, here we are at version 73.0 and the developers are now making life even more miserable after their premature decision to disallow Flash to run without having to be … (read more)

Well, here we are at version 73.0 and the developers are now making life even more miserable after their premature decision to disallow Flash to run without having to be authorized EVERY DAY on EVERY SITE that still uses it (and no, developers, you are not forcing the website designers to dump Flash faster by your stubbornness).

Today, I got a new drop-down from the address bar about Firefox blocking social media sites from tracking me. I can't complain about that -- at least, not until some problem pops up for me as a result of it -- but it is obscuring the control to allow Flash to run, and by the time I got the new drop-down cleared the control did not allow Flash to run and I had to reload the page.

However well-intentioned the developers are, I still maintain that they should -- until Flash officially deprecates at the end of the year -- allow a decision made by the user to allow Flash at a specific website to be saved by Firefox and eliminate the daily hassle of re-authorizing. ESPECIALLY SINCE NOW THAT OTHER ENHANCEMENTS INTERFERE WITH THE FLASH ALLOWING DROP-DOWN.

This is my ongoing request, which will be made on every new release this year until the developers understand that they are making the experience of using Firefox less user-friendly. All because they just couldn't wait for the Flash deprecation to change how Firefox treats that plug-in.

Guys, you are NOT the overseers of the internet, and the internet does not make changes just to keep you happy.

Fix this in version 74 so I don't have to embarrass you again over this.

Asked by Kymber 9 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 9 months ago

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No Browser History Being Retained

Hello, Having the same issue with a new Win 10 Pro that I just bought and having same issue as before that I had for a long time and gave up. Firefox still does not reta… (read more)

Hello,

Having the same issue with a new Win 10 Pro that I just bought and having same issue as before that I had for a long time and gave up. Firefox still does not retain my browser history. Perplexed.

Thanks in advance for any fix. I'm using FF 73.0

Steven

Asked by StevenB 9 months ago

Last reply by user1321319 8 months ago

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Why does Firefox ask for my master password on my laptop but not on my desktop?

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, … (read more)

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, had to enter it again. However on my laptop, I am constantly nagged to enter the master password each and ever time I open Firefox. And if I don't enter it and press cancel, it will eventually nag me a few seconds to a a few minutes later.

I've searched support and none of the suggestions have resolved the issue. I don't use AVG or Eset Internet Security. I followed the steps in the guide anyway but did not resolve the issue.

Thank you for your consideration.

My laptop: Microsoft Surface 6 i7-8650U, 8Gb RAM Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 Firefox version 73.0.1

Asked by abejg 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Why doesn't Mozilla update support pages that are no longer accurate?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/where-find-and-manage-downloaded-files-firefox In this article it says to click "Show All Downloads". Well its 2020 and there ain't n… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/where-find-and-manage-downloaded-files-firefox In this article it says to click "Show All Downloads". Well its 2020 and there ain't no such thing anywhere on the page. Why is this still here? And is this common now? They are too disorganized that they can't update articles like this that are dispensing incorrect information?

Asked by moz2u 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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How to get FF developers to be able to make an extension the Home Page?

I use an extension "BookmarksHome" that I want to be the Homepage. Would like to see this feature in future update of FF. It is a matter of economy of keystrokes, Some pr… (read more)

I use an extension "BookmarksHome" that I want to be the Homepage. Would like to see this feature in future update of FF. It is a matter of economy of keystrokes, Some programmers get it but some do not. For me, it's the less keyboarding the better. Especially when I don't use my glasses when typing. ;-)

Asked by clc1 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Password reveal option need to be disabled

I want to disable password reveal option from firefox. Please guide me how to do it . I also have Firefox source code as i had also build nightly browser from that. … (read more)

I want to disable password reveal option from firefox. Please guide me how to do it . I also have Firefox source code as i had also build nightly browser from that.

Asked by Kapil India 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Is it possible to run multiple (separate) instances of Firefox?

I work online and I have to keep flipping between client accounts on certain websites. Each time, I have to log into multiple client accounts, I have to open 2 or more br… (read more)

I work online and I have to keep flipping between client accounts on certain websites. Each time, I have to log into multiple client accounts, I have to open 2 or more browsers... for example, if I'm on FireFox and another client messages me with an urgent request, I have to open Chrome; for a third client, I will then need to open Edge, then IE, and so on. It's frustrating and I am desperately searching for a solution. I have tried a few tutorials and so far, nothing works.

Is there any way to have two or more FireFox instances open simultaneously but not all on the same profile?

Thanks.

Asked by Funbox 9 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 9 months ago

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Email with confirmation link does't arives.

Hi, I have a problem with login in to my Firefox Sync Account, after clean installation of Windows 10. I have not recall to enable 2FA in Firefox Sync i have never used i… (read more)

Hi, I have a problem with login in to my Firefox Sync Account, after clean installation of Windows 10. I have not recall to enable 2FA in Firefox Sync i have never used it to activate account on my PC or Android Phone. I'm using 2FA to my Google Account witch is the email for my Firefox Sync Account. But supposedlyi did.

I have tried to use keys generated by Google Authenticator (witch is only 2FA token I use, not counting Facebook App, witch I use only for FB) but no success. I tried to use this link https://accounts.firefox.com/signin and then use proper password. Then there is an information to check email for confirmation link. I get no email, noting in spam nothing nowhere. I did add the accounts@firefox.com email address to protect it from spam filters, but nothing in 4 days, waiting for a miracle. 

In an act of desperation i did change the password for the account. And i received email to confirm this chance witch a did. The email was send from accounts@firefox.com e-mail, and it arrived in my inbox immediately.

Why i do not get the confirmation email?

Asked by maciejszupiluk 9 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 months ago

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browsing history sometimes appears twice

i just did a clean reinstall of FF after checking there are no left overs in program files and deleted the Firefox folder under %APPDATA%\Mozilla\ reinstalled the add-o… (read more)

i just did a clean reinstall of FF after checking there are no left overs in program files and deleted the Firefox folder under %APPDATA%\Mozilla\ reinstalled the add-ons and configured my settings. now some times i have twice the same site in browsing history after visiting it once. i didn't browse much since the reinstall so i do not know why and when this occur,but i first noticed it when performing a search with DDG and google in the search bar.it doesn't appear when searching on DDG that has my settings. i just tried imdb.com and got it again. i looked around but couldn't find much about this issue apart from this person: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1134108 i tried his example link and got it twice too. it's quit annoying since it fills my history quit fast and didn't happen in the previous installation that had the same settings. (by looking at the screenshots it appears it gives me http and https.(on DDG both are https)

Asked by nickfree 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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What do you call those thingies that pop-up and scroll with you as you scroll down?

For example: https://news.yahoo.com/california-holds-cruise-ship-offshore-075705456.html As you scroll down the page, the video positioned at the top of the page appears… (read more)

For example: https://news.yahoo.com/california-holds-cruise-ship-offshore-075705456.html

As you scroll down the page, the video positioned at the top of the page appears as a pop-up in the lower right of the screen and stays there as you scroll down. This is annoying to me for several reasons. First, it seems like every time there is a FireFox update, they change how you stop video autoplay. So, many times when I scroll, that pop-up video starts playing and I don't want it to autoplay. Second, many times I click on the "X" to close the thingie, scroll down some more, and, it pops up again - some times playing again. Third, I seem to have no control of this type of thingie and I don't know what possible damage it can do to my computer. And, yes, you will see this thingie on certain types of web sites where the semi-naked girl rolls up from the bottom, dances, and, then rolls away.

I am a novice/intermediate web developer, so, I am familiar with what HTML and Javascript can do. I use ADBlock Plus in Firefox, but, when I try to block that element, it doesn't seem to be able to identify it. I am guessing that this type of thingie is a Javascript script, but, looking at the page's source code, I can't identify what is producing this effect.

Other than calling it a generic "pop-up", does this type of thingie have a name (so that I can research further with Google)? How is it generated? How can I identify it in the source code? What can I do to control, stop, or, block it?

Asked by the_steve_randolph 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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When my windows were gone when I clicked close firefox.

Well, when I went to close my windows because it was running slow, it said close Firefox. But when I thought I would take me to my old windows, it was gone. Can you pleas… (read more)

Well, when I went to close my windows because it was running slow, it said close Firefox. But when I thought I would take me to my old windows, it was gone. Can you please restore my old history for me? The time was 1:51.

Asked by Cooldude 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago