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restore firefox session

Windows did an update and closed my Firefox session. When it came back up, I did not look at it, and it did not restore my previous session. Windows did another update an… (read more)

Windows did an update and closed my Firefox session. When it came back up, I did not look at it, and it did not restore my previous session. Windows did another update and now when I try to restore the previous session, it just takes me back to a single tab.

How can I restore my previous session? I need those windows desperately!

Asked by megus 9 months ago

Last reply by megus 9 months ago

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Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab?

Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab? Occasionally I accidentally hit the "X" on a single tab that I didn't intend to close. I'… (read more)

Does anyone know how to make Firefox warn me when I hit Close on a single tab? Occasionally I accidentally hit the "X" on a single tab that I didn't intend to close. I've searched Help with [warn close "single tab"] but very apparent that putting 2 words in quotes does NOT require them to be together in the search. It returns 106 pages! I saw that it was do-able in older versions of Firefox but since they changed the field to True or False you can't put a 2 in it. I think Firefox is great except for this very irritating flaw. Thank you..

Asked by PGannon 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months 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 1 year ago

Last reply by PBC 8 months 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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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tabs saving

Is there no way to save tabs each time I now close my browser? I don't want to bookmark them as almost all are not to be saved. I used to close my browser and be able to … (read more)

Is there no way to save tabs each time I now close my browser? I don't want to bookmark them as almost all are not to be saved. I used to close my browser and be able to reopen the save tabs when I started my browser the next time, now I can't, it's totally crippled my abilities online and what I am using my browser for and leaving me lost now.

Asked by sportscomicfantasy 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Links from the search do not open as we would like

Hello dear support! I would like to immediately warn you that I used Yandex translator to write the text, so there may be grammatical errors :) I've been using Firefox fo… (read more)

Hello dear support! I would like to immediately warn you that I used Yandex translator to write the text, so there may be grammatical errors :) I've been using Firefox for a very long time and I'm happy with everything. But recently I have encountered the" problem " of opening tabs, it has always been there, but I am not comfortable using it.When you search for material intensively by links, when you open any link on the search page by clicking the left mouse button or using the right mouse button "open link in a new tab", in both cases a new tab opens, it throws there and you have to move back to the search page from the opened tab and open another link that I also need, which is inconvenient. In this regard, a question. Is there a setting in the browser so that by clicking on the right button I do not go to an open tab, but it opens itself, and I immediately open new links without going to them initially and I would decide which one to go to first. This feature is implemented in Opera, but I want to stay with Firefox.

Sincerely, Mr. Mozdor

Asked by mr.mozdor 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Left-click opens the link in a new tab instead of the same tab in browser

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in… (read more)

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in a new one and takes them, it is somehing that i do not want, as if i want to open it in a new tab i can just use the middle key to do it.

Asked by iosifpetroulakis 11 months ago

Answered by Scribe 11 months ago

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Firefox 84.01 no Restore All Tabs on Restart function

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like… (read more)

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like to use multiple tabs all the time so this is a necessity for me.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by gillie2tat 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely n… (read more)

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely nothing. I've even tried holding the wheel click for 10 seconds, still nothing.

I have verified the following settings in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When I was doing a search for related questions to this problem I found a user 3 years ago had a similar problem, and that they had an addition setting: middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This setting no longer seems to be there. I have no idea if this setting was recently removed, and is the source of my problem, or if it was removed a while ago and my problem is the result of some other change. I have restarted Firefox twice, and even rebooted my laptop, in an effort to fix this problem. Nothing has worked. Depending on what I am doing I rely on using the wheel click HEAVILY, as it is much simpler to close a tab then to hit the back button 4, 10, or 20 times to return to where I started, or if I'm trying to keep track of what links I've followed from doing a search without having to re-do the search and hope I get the exact same results (with Google I never do).

At this time I am already heavily inclined to just return to the previous version of Firefox, despite how much of a pain that will be, however this is a recently released update, so I feel I should give the devs a chance to fix any new bugs from the update. That, and I won't have the time around work for several days, probably over a week, which makes it more practical to give the devs a chance to release a patch that fixes the problem.

Asked by razmoudah1 8 months ago

Answered by razmoudah1 8 months ago

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tabs missing with new update

My firefox installed a new update, 89, and now my tabs are missing, except that the active tab is floating down at the center bottom of the screen. i can still navigate w… (read more)

My firefox installed a new update, 89, and now my tabs are missing, except that the active tab is floating down at the center bottom of the screen. i can still navigate with keyboard shortcuts, but i don't know how many i have open, what they are, and personally DO NOT like navigating with shortcuts if i don't have to.

why is it necessary to keep messing with tabs? weren't they just fine below the address bar back in the day? How is ruining the user experience worth whatever was even trying to be done here?

image is how my firefox looks right now

Asked by luckytrefoil 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Website always opens in container, "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" doesn't work

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit) I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open … (read more)

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open in no container. The context menu choice to "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" seems to ignored.

The issue: I have to different logins for a site (dev.azure.com). I open one in the work container and the other in no container. I didn't realize the open in container would operate only on the domain, which makes sense in hindsight. However, now the site is broken for one of the sites, and I can't find where to reset this choice. How do I do that?

Asked by nancy.folsom 10 months ago

Answered by nancy.folsom 10 months ago

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Put tabs BELOW address bar already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi to ALL Firefox admins and programmers..... I think Im speaking for most people when I say this...... PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!! People … (read more)

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to ALL Firefox admins and programmers.....

I think Im speaking for most people when I say this......

PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!!

People have been begging you to do this for ******* years!!!

Stop being such a**holes and make it like this BY DEFAULT FOREVER! And add a simple option in the setting that always allows the user to put the tabs above or below....but I know most people want this always BELOW!!!

Fix this issue PLEASE it pisses soooo many people off having the tabs above the address bar. ...Also when I double click on the empty space beside the tabs it just shrink the open window.....change this so double clicking on the empty area OPENS A NEW TAB...

Signed a VERY pissed off user!

Asked by mrgzjk 10 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 months 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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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automacticlly switches to a new link opened in a new tab even with that option turned off in the settings

I updated Firefox, now it switches to a new link opened in a tab automatically, I have that setting turned off, I like to open multiple tabs from my bookmarks at once, so… (read more)

I updated Firefox, now it switches to a new link opened in a tab automatically, I have that setting turned off, I like to open multiple tabs from my bookmarks at once, so I do not want to switch to that tab until I am ready. So how do I uninstall this update or force firefox to stop switching tabs

Asked by maddthom 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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No Restore Previous Session Button

Hi, since (I think) one of the latest mozilla updates changed the browser's scheme, I can't find the Restore Previous Session Button. I have checked in my preferences tha… (read more)

Hi, since (I think) one of the latest mozilla updates changed the browser's scheme, I can't find the Restore Previous Session Button. I have checked in my preferences that the Restore previous session on startup setting isn't checked, and it isn't, but the button is still not appearing. Can someone help me please? I don't want to use the auto-restore session setting because I don't always want to restore my previous session, the button used to be in the "three horizontal lines menu" but it isn't there anymore. Thanks in advance.

Asked by elpifiador 5 months ago

Answered by elpifiador 5 months ago

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How to restore tabs?

How do I restore my browser tabs after updating Firefox? I'm usually able to restore tabs by clicking on the menu button and selecting "Restore Previous Session", but th… (read more)

How do I restore my browser tabs after updating Firefox? I'm usually able to restore tabs by clicking on the menu button and selecting "Restore Previous Session", but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there an alternate way to restore previous session?

Asked by eyc8 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 months ago

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Last closed tab reopens at start

Hi community, when i have only one tab opened in Firefox i can click on the "close tab"-X or Ctrl+W. This action will close Firefox, but it won't close the tab. So when i… (read more)

Hi community, when i have only one tab opened in Firefox i can click on the "close tab"-X or Ctrl+W. This action will close Firefox, but it won't close the tab. So when i start Firefox this last opened tab, which usually would be closed after clicking on the X, will open at start again.

This behavior drives me crazy. If i want to close Firefox with the only tab opened remaining until restart, i usually would click the red X of the Windows forms control elements.

Is there any option in "about:config" which really can close the last remaining tab, while also closing Firefox?

Thank you

Asked by ffproblems 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago