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How can I reduce the tabs vertical size a bit?

I want to reduce the vertical size rather than the horizontal size a little. I'm sorry, but I wish it was similar to the chrome's vertical Tabs size. Wanna use firefox on… (read more)

I want to reduce the vertical size rather than the horizontal size a little. I'm sorry, but I wish it was similar to the chrome's vertical Tabs size. Wanna use firefox only one.

Asked by redohmer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Download notification box pops up & stays up covering part of my screen

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & cov… (read more)

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & covers part of my screen. I have to click somewhere to get rid of it. I don't need to see what is downloading.

Asked by prism91455 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Tab behavior changed recently

I'm on a Windows machine. In the past, when I clicked on a link in email, a new tab was opened in Firefox leaving existing tabs active. This has recently changed and now … (read more)

I'm on a Windows machine. In the past, when I clicked on a link in email, a new tab was opened in Firefox leaving existing tabs active. This has recently changed and now opens in the active tab.

I know about CTRL/Click, but this doesn't work from within Outlook.

I tried a hack in about:config, but found that everything opened in a new tab. For example when clicking on a search list within eBay, every click then opened a new tab. There seem to a lot of tab related config settings there, so I have done a reset to get FF back to its default behavior.

If there a way to open links in a new tab without forcing every click (say to the same domain) in a new tab?

Might this have something to do with the new container feature?

Asked by dadster 1 year ago

Last reply by dadster 1 year ago

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Firefox often jums to a Search screen when I press Enter

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't under… (read more)

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't understand why? Please help. Thank you!

Asked by grumagargler 1 year ago

Last reply by grumagargler 1 year ago

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PDFs in new tab instead current tab

Hi, I have not changed any settings but since a few days ago, any PDF links or downloads are shown on the same tab instead of a new tab. Is there any way to go back to o… (read more)

Hi, I have not changed any settings but since a few days ago, any PDF links or downloads are shown on the same tab instead of a new tab. Is there any way to go back to opening in new tabs?

To clarify, for example, I receive a pdf file from web whatsapp, and I open it. Previously, a new tab is created showing the pdf file I received. However, now, the pdf file is shown on the tab where web whatsapp was instead of opening a new tab. I have to click go back one page to navigate back web whatsapp.

Asked by lasallian1989 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How do I recover my old browser session and its open tabs on mac? "Restore my previous session" wasn't an option, and I already tried deleting the sessionstore* files in Finder

This same issue happened a couple years ago, but I'm hoping it's possible to go another level deeper. Here was the answer I received, which I already attempted, but unfo… (read more)

This same issue happened a couple years ago, but I'm hoping it's possible to go another level deeper. Here was the answer I received, which I already attempted, but unfortunately it did not work this time:

"You may have corrupt sessionstore [v56] sessionstore.jsonlz4 file(s). Delete all sessionstore* files and the sessionstore-backups folder.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

Under the page logo on the left side, you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To its right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the above file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

Don't delete the files if you need to rescue any data from them, just move them out of the profile folder to some location where Firefox doesn't look for them."

Then I replied with the following:

i actually found the file in "sessionstore-backups" folder named "previous.jsonlz4" and realized it was my last session based on the date and time in the file info (when i last shut off my computer when firefox crashed).

i then copy & pasted that file into the main/master folder named "jwlxf24d.default". i then deleted the file named "sessionstore.jsonlz4" in that main folder, and renamed the copy & pasted file to the same one i just deleted: "sessionstore.jsonlz4".

this was the only file i needed to delete in order for my old tabs to reload.

so i then restarted firefox, and all of my old tabs loaded!"

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So, are there any other techniques to recover my tabs from an old session? After searching in the Firefox Profiles Folder in Finder, and organizing the files by the "Date Created" column, I did locate some .jsonlz4 files with the date/time from my old session that I'm hoping to recover..... but I tried the same technique mentioned above in my old reply, and it didn't work.

Is there any way to work with the following files, or other ones, that have the same date as the session I'm hoping to recover?.... xxxxx.main.jsonlz4 xxxxx.event.jsonlz4 These are located in the following folders: jwlxf24d.default > datareporting > archived > 2022-03

There were no .jsonlz4 files with the correct date located in the "sessionstore-backups" folder, which is what I was able to work with in the past. Really hoping there's another way to solve this issue.

Asked by chrisjames81 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox window insists on randomly scrolling

Hi, I have been using Firefox for many years now, but just recently it has annoyingly started to randomly scroll up or down. This may happen almost immediately, or it may… (read more)

Hi, I have been using Firefox for many years now, but just recently it has annoyingly started to randomly scroll up or down. This may happen almost immediately, or it may only happen after a few minutes. This is extremely disconcerting when reading (for example) a large webpage or forum.

Initially I thought it was a faulty mouse. I tried swapping out the mouse, but then I discovered that even if I open the browser, scroll (using the scroll wheel on the mouse) partway down a page, and then immediately turn off both mouse and keyboard, it still randomly scrolls (usually up) after a few seconds. I have also tried to see if I can get any other application to do this, but no, it is definitely only Firefox.

A quick read online and somebody else mentioned "Enhanced mouse scroll" or something similar, but I think they are talking about a Windows "feature". I am running Ubuntu 20.04 64 bit with the latest version (98.0) of Firefox.

I have not changed any settings with my browser in recent times either, however there have been periodic Ubuntu updates, and this covers Firefox updates too. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Asked by Witenite 1 year ago

Last reply by Witenite 1 year ago

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Closed tabs cannot be restored

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tab… (read more)

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tabs.

I looked at help on this topic, at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time but the instructions would not work.

When I went to the menu/history, the Recently closed tabs option was grayed out and there is no entry for Restore previous session.

Is this a change in the latest version or a bug of some kind? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 years ago

Last reply by Sue 1 year ago

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Video freezes when i alt tab

I am trying to stream a video i made to my friends and chat about in a text channel, but about 5-10 seconds after i alt tab the video stops playing, but the audio continu… (read more)

I am trying to stream a video i made to my friends and chat about in a text channel, but about 5-10 seconds after i alt tab the video stops playing, but the audio continues. I tried to change network.http.throttle.version:enable to false, but it made no difference.

Asked by Ozzy4201 1 year ago

Last reply by Ozzy4201 1 year ago

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Dragging Tabs Does Not Drag Window

Say you have 2 windows opened and maximised, one has a bunch of tabs the other has one. Currently if I drag the one tab I cannot move it to the other window which I find … (read more)

Say you have 2 windows opened and maximised, one has a bunch of tabs the other has one. Currently if I drag the one tab I cannot move it to the other window which I find extremely inconvenient. This is because when you drag a tab it does not move the window along with it, unlike in Chrome for example. Which means I would have to move the window with the tab I'd like to drag to show the title bar on the destination window, then drag. Very user unfriendly.

Asked by Usman 1 year ago

Last reply by Usman 1 year ago

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tabs not individually delineated

So, I put off doing the update for much too long, but finally got around to it...and now I wish I hadn't. This is just incredibly annoying. Is there some way to fix it so… (read more)

So, I put off doing the update for much too long, but finally got around to it...and now I wish I hadn't. This is just incredibly annoying. Is there some way to fix it so that the tabs look like they're supposed to?

Asked by S.Eriksen 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Restore lost tabs after crash when restore previous tabs methods aren't working

Hello! My computer crashed recently ending my Firefox browsing session along with the 3 windows and likely close to 50 combined tabs I had open. Upon re-opening Firefox I… (read more)

Hello! My computer crashed recently ending my Firefox browsing session along with the 3 windows and likely close to 50 combined tabs I had open. Upon re-opening Firefox I'm pretty sure I clicked "Restore previous session" on the page that pops up with that prompt as I normally do expecting all previous windows and tabs to reappear, but for some reason it didn't load as usual and instead reloaded a new window saying that I'm on the latest version of Firefox with 1 additional blank homepage tab instead of my previous 3 windows with multiple tabs. In that new window the "Restore previous session" option from the menu bar was greyed out and nothing appeared in the "Recently closed windows" or "Recently closed tabs" areas. I ended the new window using the End Task feature in Task Manager and have not opened Firefox back up in hope of being able to recover the now 2 (or I guess 3 if the restore re-load is considered a new session) sessions ago windows/tabs.

I have tried 2 methods to get my previous tabs back: 1) sessionstore-backups subfolder in the Profiles folder - the recovery.jsonlz4/baklz4 are both from the newer blank tab session, the previous.jsonlz4 is from 2 months ago, and the upgrade.jsonlz4 files are also older from 2 months ago so none of those files have the data I'm looking for 2) ShadowExplorer to find an older version of the sessionstore-backups, but this too did not have helpful files from either the recovery/previous/upgrades file types after extracting and seeing only 3 tabs from the older session they logged

Before reopening Firefox again, is there any other method or attempt I should try to restore the now 2 sessions back 3 windows and their tabs? Any relevant help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Josh 1 year ago

Last reply by Josh 1 year ago

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How to stop firefox from forcing a new tab for "new" web pages?

Apologies if this is a bit limited, during typing it I ran into the issue I'm about to describe which navigated me away from this page and lost all the progress of my pos… (read more)

Apologies if this is a bit limited, during typing it I ran into the issue I'm about to describe which navigated me away from this page and lost all the progress of my post as I was wrapping up :')

The issue I'm having right now is Firefox forcibly opening pages it thinks are a new site in new tabs, despite the site itself not requesting new tabs or windows. Specifically this is happening with sites between different "iterations" of itself while still being the same and having fully integrated layouts and UI.

For example: Most pages on the site have an update "https://www1" prefix, but some pages have the old "https://" only. Firefox keeps opening new tabs when navigating between these different pages despite them being the same website. I know the pages themselves are not sending new tab requests because this doesn't happen in Chrome.

So far, my "solution" has been to go through about:config to adjust the browser.link.open_newwindow value to 1 instead of 3, which forces all links to stay within the same window. This unfortunately causes a whole host of other issues though.

Because its an override, it also means any links opened from an external program (like discord) forcibly open in the last active tab, navigating away from the page. This is obnoxious and annoying in and of itself because it means to save the tabs I already have open I need to manually open a new tab in FF before clicking any link, which I never remember to do. (Goodbye post progress (': )

If that weren't bad enough, when trying to hit the back button to get to the previous page FF ends up in some sort of weird redirection loop "between" pages, where the last page will disappear but FF won't navigate to the link it was trying to open either, so its just a blank infinitely loading page with the URL of the link that was opened. The only way to stop this from happening is to navigate back 2 pages, losing the current page, before it starts the redirect loop. If the loop starts before this happens, the tab locks up and needs to be hard-refreshed with f5 or completely closed due to the weird lag it causes.

Literally all I want Firefox to do here is not assume a new tab needs to be opened just because the URL "seems" different to it. Is there ANY way to get this behavior?

Asked by 7 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When Firefox was updated, it lost all of my saved tabs.

This is the first time, that an update lost all of my tabs. Is there a way to access previous sessions, other than the most recent one? I would like to access a session f… (read more)

This is the first time, that an update lost all of my tabs. Is there a way to access previous sessions, other than the most recent one? I would like to access a session from last week, and see if I can get my tabs back. I'm very unhappy about this and I've not been able to restore my tabs. The current tabs are place holders, and they do the reflect what I had before the update.

Asked by heddyfran1 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Ctrl-Tab and tab groups

Using tab groups extensions the behavior of Ctrl-tab shortcut has changed. Instead of switching to last used tabs in the history it switches only between tabs in curren… (read more)

Using tab groups extensions the behavior of Ctrl-tab shortcut has changed.

Instead of switching to last used tabs in the history it switches only between tabs in currently used group.

I have noticed it using Panorama Tab Groups but as it is not updated since 2020 I have switched it off and installed SImple Tab Groups, recommended by Mozilla. Unfortunately that behavior did not change.

How can I switch to last used tabs in history in all groups of STG?

Asked by waldektroc 1 year ago

Last reply by Brian Biggs 1 year ago

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Disable tab refresh when switching - no solution

I have tried all of the about:config options to disable the auto-reload of the tabs. I have this working fine on my old machine macbook pro 2015 (same firefox version), b… (read more)

I have tried all of the about:config options to disable the auto-reload of the tabs. I have this working fine on my old machine macbook pro 2015 (same firefox version), but on the macbook pro 2019 i cannot get it to stop. Any help would be great as I need to switch between tabs during meetings and dont want them to keep relaoding

Asked by dubado 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago