When I open a new tab the new tab shows my "top sites", my top "top site" is gone, can I get it back?
Firefox 62.0, Thinkpad t470, Win 10 Pro When I open a new tab the new tab shows my "top sites". For ever (I don't remember exactly how long, 6 months, a year) the top lef…
Firefox 62.0, Thinkpad t470, Win 10 Pro When I open a new tab the new tab shows my "top sites". For ever (I don't remember exactly how long, 6 months, a year) the top left tile was Google search, the address copied from my history (https://www.google.com/). I assume it was the top of my top sites because I click it a lot more than any other site. I average ~40+ hours a week using the internet and when I open a new tab I may click any one of my top sites but 90% of the time I click the top left tile, that's how I start a search, I start a lot of searches.
A few days ago, Sept 10th, Firefox prompted me to update and I did, from 61.0.2 to 62.0. I clicked to start the update then was away from the computer for several hours. When I returned and started using the updated Firefox, I opened a new tab and went to click my top left google tile and it was gone, replaced by a website my history shows me having visited 166 times, my history shows me visiting Google 1701 times. And the Google tile wasn't just shuffled to another position, it's gone. All of the tile positions are populated, just not by Google.
Sorry, I'm long winded. Any idea how to get it back, preferably without clearing history? I know all this sounds petty, but that tile and I go way back and I really miss it. Thanks, 27
Typing with white font is stupid. Now, how do I get back to the firefox start page with only the logo and google search engine box?
Well this types in black. Sept 6, 2018, terminated firefox session, ate lunch, came back, relaunched firefox and got an update. When that was finished the start page h…
Well this types in black.
Sept 6, 2018, terminated firefox session, ate lunch, came back, relaunched firefox and got an update. When that was finished the start page had completely changed. Manged to find my book marks but can't get rid of the opening start page and get it back to the old mostly blank firefox page with the icon and the google search engine bar below it. How can I get rid of the new page and back to the old original firefox opening start page. If I want to start on a news aggregate I can do that myself. I don't need those distractions when I am trying to work.
I tried to upload a photo but apparently this page does not support .phg and now it's locked so all of this will probably get lost in the old bit bucket. You may find it on the web. It's 2017-11-17-01-34-40-d3cb7d.png.
I like firefox because of its simplicity. If I want useless glitz I can always launch Microsoft Internet Explorer.
After doing an update it would have been nice to receive a notification to let me know that I should restart the browser but instead I am being prevented from opening a l…
After doing an update it would have been nice to receive a notification to let me know that I should restart the browser but instead I am being prevented from opening a link in a new tab just because I have updated the browser among other things in the background. This is will only serve to discourage me from doing an update while I'm using the browser. Now it says that I could have restored the session but as you tell by the little purple mask in the top right corner of the image I've uploaded- I was using the browser in Private-mode so that won't happen and I will get a "Firefox is having trouble restoring your tabs" message if I did a reboot. I had typed whole bunch of stuff in one tab and I had ended up loosing that because I couldn't open a link in a new tab (using Ctrl+left-Click). Now even if a person isn't in Private-mode there are still plenty of reasons for not doing a reboot right after an update like it's possible that a person has to wait for internet access forcing a reboot like this will only make people curse the developers. In my case obviously I was in a private session and I wanted to finish working on something before doing a reboot and in the mean time I should be able to use the browser normally like would be able to use it if I hadn't done an update. In short people shouldn't be prevented from opening a link in new tab just because they've updated the browser. That should go without saying.
Just to mess with the user there's a nice little cartoon on the left with an unplugged extension cord.