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Suddenly, all my familiar Firefox settings across the top of the screen are gone! - File, edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc, Help!! I am lost!

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I … (read more)

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I am lost (senior citizen, limited digital knowledge!

Asked by mws1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

new tabs

I just installed Firefox on a new computer and am having lots of issues w/set-up. I found the place in settings that lets you chose the home page and how new tabs are dis… (read more)

I just installed Firefox on a new computer and am having lots of issues w/set-up. I found the place in settings that lets you chose the home page and how new tabs are displayed, but the only options for new tabs seem to be Mozilla's default and blank page. For now I've set it to blank page but I'm trying to find a way that any new tab I open defaults to google. Thank you for your help.

Asked by Phalgal 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

Restoring recently closed windows doesn't work

After installing the new version 106.01, restoring recently closed windows in History doesn't work even though it is highlighted as being active, but nothing shows or hap… (read more)

After installing the new version 106.01, restoring recently closed windows in History doesn't work even though it is highlighted as being active, but nothing shows or happens when pointing at and clicking on "Recently Closed Tabs".

(I accidently closed one of my two windows and therefore lost all my tabs.) (I know I can restore the tabs one by one, but that will be a huge task.

So what can I do to restore my lost Firefox window?

Thanks in advance. Jens Giertsen Denmark

Asked by jensgiertsen 3 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 months ago

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Why is there no order to the dropdown Window menu?

I can't understand why the Windows menu shows us all the open windows, in no order whatsoever. Not chronological or alphabetical, just random placements, making finding a… (read more)

I can't understand why the Windows menu shows us all the open windows, in no order whatsoever. Not chronological or alphabetical, just random placements, making finding anything a dizzying & time consuming experience, as I have to look up and down each & every time. I don't know of any other browser that gives no option as to how to sort this lis.

Asked by StevenCee 2 months ago

Answered by human321 1 month ago

How to view/have the exact same opened tabs on different devices?

How to view/have the exact same opened tabs on different devices? I am aware that I can access tabs from other devices by going to my firefox account>syncTabs, then op… (read more)

How to view/have the exact same opened tabs on different devices?

I am aware that I can access tabs from other devices by going to my firefox account>syncTabs, then open from there.

But What I want is have the exact same opened tabs between different devices.

Thanks

Asked by vernonlee 1 month ago

Last reply by vernonlee 4 weeks ago

I want to permanently unpin and remove a tab, but the pinned tab keeps reappearing each time I restart Firefox.

I want to permanently unpin and remove a tab, but the pinned tab keeps reappearing each time I restart Firefox. I found this 2013 Mozilla support post (https://support.mo… (read more)

I want to permanently unpin and remove a tab, but the pinned tab keeps reappearing each time I restart Firefox. I found this 2013 Mozilla support post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/958938) but I don't understand what it means.

Asked by jonkart 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Previous session isn't restored upon launching

Firefox has stopped restoring the previous session when launched. I have the relevant option checked in the settings and have tried deleting the sessionstore* files in th… (read more)

Firefox has stopped restoring the previous session when launched.

I have the relevant option checked in the settings and have tried deleting the sessionstore* files in the profile folder.

The only sessionstore files I could find were in the sessionstore backups folder with no "*sessionstore*" files within the main/profile folder itself.

This is on a machine running the abysmal windows 11

Asked by piotr.skrzypkowski 1 week ago

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Show new window as Tab, like Google Chrome

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab. Googl… (read more)

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab.

Google Chrome have this already.

Thanks !

Asked by Mehdi 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 years ago

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Tabs on Bottom

Hi Running Firefox 71.0 (64 bit) Well seems Firefox has been messing this up again. Anyone have the new work around solution to get my tabs back on the bottom again. They… (read more)

Hi

Running Firefox 71.0 (64 bit)

Well seems Firefox has been messing this up again.

Anyone have the new work around solution to get my tabs back on the bottom again. They were fine this morning then shut down and went out to lunch and when I came back they were back on the top again after months of being where I wanted them below my bookmark bar.

Thoughts on this?

Thanks Dave

Asked by scottish2 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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All Pinned And Open Tabs Lost ☹

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closin… (read more)

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closing Firefox and restarting it would fix the issue. I did just that, closed Firefox and reopened it to find that ALL of my pinned and open tabs were GONE. This also happens if another instance of Firefox is opened and I close my main one first by accident and then close the other Firefox instance - ALL TABS LOST.

This is what I have done: • I started to restore the pinned tabs as I could remember what they were but I was not able to remember the open tabs that were not pinned • I searched for lost tabs on the web and on the Mozilla support site but was not able to find any useful help - most of it seems outdated or no long compatible with my version of Firefox. • I looked for the sessionrestore files on my local PC but could not find them - this must have changed in some version of Firefox between version 42 and version 82 that I have. • I looked in the AddOn store to find something that would help restore and prevent this issue - but found nothing. A very old post, from 2012, indicated one that did this but it is no longer available. • All of the Options in Firefox to restore previous session, reopen previous tabs and all that were blank.

This is VERY frustrating in that it results in lots of down time to recreate what was open and is equivalent to working on a document for days or weeks only to find out that the Microsoft file got corrupt or did not save properly.

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (64-bit).

Two questions: 1/ Is there any way I can get the pinned and open tabs back from the previous session? 2/ What can I do to avoid this issue EVER happening again.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by BBBB1290 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't seem to recover my session

Hi, I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't lo… (read more)

Hi,

I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't load’ (questions/1254740), to no avail.

Finally, this time I remembered not to close Firefox when I saw my tabs where suddenly missing. I’ve never seen the ‘Restore the previous session’ on the Firefox menu, and neither did I this time. Without closing the browser, I did a backup of the ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder. It contains:

‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42 ‘recovery.baklz4’, from 22/11/2020 18:57 ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ from 22/11/2020 18:58 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201027185343’ from 31/10/2020 13:42 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201108180448’ from 10/11/2020 15:05 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34

The one I need is ‘previous.jsonlz4’, since by 18:57 I’ve already lost my tabs. From the update backups I think I could also use the one from 22/11. In any case, I don’t understand what I am doing wrong so as to recover the ‘previous.jsonlz4’. This is what I’ve tried from different threads on my profile folder:

The ‘-backup’ and ‘OLD’ changes belong to different attempts

- Rename (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery.baklz4’ to ‘recovery-backup.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery-backup.baklz4’, and also tried with ‘recoveryOLD.jsonlz4’ and ‘recoveryOLD.baklz4’ - Rename ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder to ‘sessionstore-backupsOLD’ - Rename (on the main profile folder) ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’ file to‘sessionstore-backup.jsonlz4’, and also tried with ‘sessionstoreOLD.jsonlz4’ - Copy/paste the ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file into the main profile folder. - Rename ‘previous.jsonlz4’ to ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’

Nothing has worked. Once followed the steps, Firefox keeps opening my startup page. Note that it does not restore my previous session (that is, some tabs regarding this same subject), but my startup page, which means my attempts are having some effect, although not the desired one. I do have the ‘Restore previous session’ checkmarked in ‘Setting/General/Startup.

I also tried to replace ‘recovery.baklz4’ (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) with ‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42, hoping to be prompted with the ‘Well, this is embarrassing’ + ’Restore’ window. I had no success.

I’ve been trying to recover my tabs for hour by now and don’t find what I am doing wrong. Why does Firefox refuse to load my ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file? Am I missing something? Maybe ‘previous.jsonlz4’ is corrupted or something? Should I try to use the ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34 file? (Although I would lose some information)

Some people talk about a ‘History > Restore Previous Session’. I cannot find anything similar.

Thank you very much

Asked by delfion.815 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Restore previous session

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the… (read more)

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the browser and I open it again. The support says I should see "Restore previous session" after "New Private Window", but this option is not there. In the history, the list of recently closed tabs is always empty, there are juste one or two links in the recently closed windows (it seems to be a random list). Can someone help me ? I don't understand why it doesn't work. Thank you :)

Asked by ape 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can we have an option to restore the previous - previous session please?

When i switch on my computer i have to make sure that i open Firefox and restore the previous session before i do anything else. For example, if you click on a link in an… (read more)

When i switch on my computer i have to make sure that i open Firefox and restore the previous session before i do anything else.

For example, if you click on a link in an email - and if Firefox is not open - then it will open Firefox and you have lost access to your previous session tabs.

Yesterday, when i switched on the computer Adobe wanted to remove a program - so i uninstalled the program and then it opened a page in Firefox so i lost 50 tabs. Sigh.

SUGGESTION As well as having the option to restore the previous session could we please have the option to restore the session before that? I think this will make a lot of people very happy.

Asked by abbyeagle 2 years ago

Last reply by PBC 1 year ago

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Unable to restore session from file

Hey! First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error … (read more)

Hey!

First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error message. I backed up my previous session json and other files by hand but every time i copy it back into my profile folder and rename it sessionstore.jsonlz4 it just gets deleted after I open firefox and none of my old tabs get loaded. I scrounged the files before and saw that they contain my lost tabs, I just can't seem to restore them. I tried reinstalling firefox too but that didn't help.

Did the restore system change or is the backup corrupt ? Thanks!

Fred

Asked by ftarabout 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Task Manager and about:performance do not show tabs

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) bu… (read more)

When I access Task Manager from the Firefox menu or just type about:performance the screen comes up, but it only shows information for Task Manager itself (low impact) but doesn't show information about open tabs / websites or add-ons. I was trying to use it to see if one of my open tabs was impacting browser performance. I have the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by gerrydl 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to Unlearn "Always Open This Tab in a Container" - Remove Site

Hey There! I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google." Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening t… (read more)

Hey There!

I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google."

Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening that website in different container tab, since i have a mutipule google accounts spread across different google accounts.

Is there a way to remove or unlearn the "Always Open This Tab in a Container" for a specific domain?

As far as I can tell you can only change the container the automatically opens, but you can't just unlearn it.

Any suggestions?

Maybe add a unlearn option to the menu in the attached picture?

Asked by evansirchuk 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago