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just today firefox randomly selecting multiple tabs

When this happens, I can only view the one tab, all others are selected, but I cannot then go to that tab to view. I'm not sure I'm explaining this well. Also, I cannot… (read more)

When this happens, I can only view the one tab, all others are selected, but I cannot then go to that tab to view. I'm not sure I'm explaining this well.

Also, I cannot close the tabs with the X but must right click for drop-down menu to close.

I can open new tabs, but that tab is becomes the anchoring selected tab, any other tab I try to go to then becomes selected, as well as every tab in between, none of which I can actually view, they are stuck.

I have tried "select all" in hopes of then de-selecting, but deselecting is not an option.

This is really holding me up as I have work to do and cannot view the necessary tab. I'm extremely frustrated.

LOL, as randomly as it starts, it stops...I wanted to take a screen shot, but no, everything is fine now.

Asked by kdf_333 11 months ago

Last reply by kdf_333 11 months ago

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Browsers UI didn't change since 1999 according to a study

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/ Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter … (read more)

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/

Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter everything it sees and how we engage with information is cruical in this age. All we get after 24 years are 4 categories to group tabs. I had even 3000 tabs peaking, average 1000+ reading philosophy. Einstein said: "human stupidity is infinite"...

Bookmarks are atrocious, you cannot even scroll panel with mouse holding bar, cannot cltr+f for existing folders, bookmark manager doesn't find existing folders, it sorts folders with bookmarks together contained under a folder... Doesn't have even tags, with thousands of bookmarks and folders, it would take 10 minutes to find fitting folder... I didn't also find any good 3rd party solutions really...

There are tab manager addons, but if you have again a lot of different tabs, it won't help you, it is useful for short-term workloads, but then you have nothing to store things in more permanent way. Also making notes all the time with reading would cost too energy especially if you need to research many things together... There is prototype of AI that saves all things based how you hover cursor over text etc. It would be great if it supported AI tracking and then highlights important info and makes notes, it is not publicly available yet in some solution...

Note taking programs suffer from same issues, missing core features, chat with AI is still very rudimentary and won't help you bring some small notes or piece of info you read 2 years ago, or something specific on-demand... When note taking program cannot even collapse notebooks on main view and you have seeing like 100ths different entries, or doesn't show available tags and selecte multiple of them quickly together under each notebook...

bottom line: there is no tab management really and all addons are really basic and doesn't support long-term intelligent storage for a lots of tabs so you find what you look for later, bookmarks are unuseable after certain amount (again no good third party solutions i saw...). Note taking programs all suffer from same issues, missing core features, again it is impossible to navigate any else way except using tags, but then if you have many then what, you cannot use tags to find thing nested under 20 other things, some specific bit of info, it will still be vehement to sort, if you cannot use multiple things together like jump to notebook and then see all tags what are there available, which would work better, you cannot remember all tags in each notebook you have... All solutions that exist missing core features and are overly simplistic and vehement... This gave me executive dysfunctions...

And if i give feedback to devs of absolutely logical core things, or what could be better and is missing and what stems from purpose and function and is self-evident: they tell me i am brilliant, it is ABSURD... Don't know what to say... 2023 there is still not way to efficiently make notes, capture knowledge... Even my former 160IQ friend said he had millions of files on disk basically has no idea where anything is... Learns everything from memory as he reads it before he goes to next things... It is really dumb in information age, so much interesting things from what we read is permanently lost, there is no really good way to capture info and link it and bring it easily later... Just diet, or healthy lifestyle can be complex and many different areas that are related and are under 20 other things... IT is impossible to find something later... It is absurdly bad how devs don't realize these things and normal ppl tell you you are crazy if you have over 10 tabs, while it was shown today work can generate easily over 100 tabs and it is important to manage information well... Yet there are no solutions, would have to hire programmer for every small thing i notice somewhere is missing, or is vehement useless basically...

Asked by empleat 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Disable tab animations (FF 102)

An old question but seems like the about:config parameters have changed recently. the following don't exist anymore : toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled ui.prefersRe… (read more)

An old question but seems like the about:config parameters have changed recently. the following don't exist anymore : toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled ui.prefersReducedMotion

I've searched with other keywords but couldn't find the new one.

Asked by caetano1 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Can popups open incognito windows when you aren't in incognito?

I was on my computer browsing reddit and Twitter, when I accidentally moved my mouse to the bottom of the screen and it brought up my toolbar. I already had Firefox open … (read more)

I was on my computer browsing reddit and Twitter, when I accidentally moved my mouse to the bottom of the screen and it brought up my toolbar. I already had Firefox open so I hadnt needed to look at my toolbar all day. I noticed there was an incognito tab open for a camgirls page on a porn site. I wasn't in incognito mode and have never once used incognito.

I didn't click any bad links or anything to my knowledge since I was mostly just playing neopets and browsing my social media, not clicking any links. My husband is sleeping and I asked him if he did this on my computer and he said no and went back to sleep and I couldn't get anymore answers out of him.

I don't want to jump to conclusions if it was just a popup that I somehow did. So can a popup open an incognito window if I'm not in incognito? Or is my husband cheating on me with camgirls behind my back when I'm at work?

Asked by Hfjdbfkk 11 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 11 months ago

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Tab Bar

when i open a new tab,add on managers tab also opens. open another tab same thing, so if i have 4 tabs open also have 4 add on managers open it dose not do it in troublsh… (read more)

when i open a new tab,add on managers tab also opens. open another tab same thing, so if i have 4 tabs open also have 4 add on managers open it dose not do it in troublshoot mode

Asked by Juddi 8 months ago

Last reply by Terry 8 months ago

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After updating the firefox the open tabs began to scroll very raggedly

The open tabs began to scroll very raggedly. Before the update, the tabs on top scrolled smoothly and one at a time, now it has become worse. A slight upward movement of … (read more)

The open tabs began to scroll very raggedly. Before the update, the tabs on top scrolled smoothly and one at a time, now it has become worse. A slight upward movement of the scroll moves 7 tabs to the left/right and rather sharply. I didn't find the settings, the manuals, too, the safe mode also didn't help. Everything works correctly in another browser.

Asked by Y3110w 1 year ago

Last reply by Y3110w 1 year ago

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Does Switching Profiles in Firefox Preserve Tabs?

Hi Everyone My Question is if I create a new profile using the about:profiles page and switch to a new profile Will I keep the tabs in my old profile if I switch back to… (read more)

Hi Everyone

My Question is if I create a new profile using the about:profiles page and switch to a new profile Will I keep the tabs in my old profile if I switch back to it? And will each profile keep it's own tabs I have many tabs open that I don't want to lose

Thanks!

Asked by pemodi7923 6 months ago

Last reply by pemodi7923 6 months ago

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Changing url in the same tab

Hello, currently using 120.0.1 (64-bit) for macos and would like to know how to change behavior: When i'm trying to modify url in tab i'm currently working on and press e… (read more)

Hello, currently using 120.0.1 (64-bit) for macos and would like to know how to change behavior: When i'm trying to modify url in tab i'm currently working on and press enter/return it opens modified url in new tab for some reason. But when i hold option it opens it in current tab, is there any way to make it as default behavior? Thank you very much👍

Asked by Vladimir Rumyantsev 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Can no longer use gestures to close new tabs set to open a blank page (firefox 108)

After updating to Firefox 108, it's no longer possible to use gesture extensions on new tabs set to open "Blank page" here: Tools > Settings > Home > New Windows… (read more)

After updating to Firefox 108, it's no longer possible to use gesture extensions on new tabs set to open "Blank page" here: Tools > Settings > Home > New Windows and Tabs > New tabs: "Blank page".

However, when manually browsing to about:blank the page still allows gestures. E.g. to close the tab, or navigate away from it.

Viewing the page source of the "Blank page", Firefox 108 does not actually open about:blank when set to "Blank page" but instead opens about:newtab.

Either about:newtab used to allow extensions to run and no longer does, or the behavior has changed so that it now opens about:newtab instead of about:blank when setting Firefox to open new tabs in "Blank page".

This breaks work flows of using a gesture to open a new tab and gestures to navigate away from it or close it.

Asked by PeculiarPecan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

MSN left and right arrow keys not working

MSN is my home page. When I open Firefox, it goes to MSN as it should, but then the right and left arrow keys to view the articles do not work. The arrows will not go t… (read more)

MSN is my home page. When I open Firefox, it goes to MSN as it should, but then the right and left arrow keys to view the articles do not work. The arrows will not go to the next page, nor go back to the previous page. Is this a MSN or Firefox problem?

Asked by JMarcs1949 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Web Site Tabs

When you open a web site, a tab is created. And, obviously, if you have more then one site open, they're all there. But I just noticed that with the fourth tab, they s… (read more)

When you open a web site, a tab is created. And, obviously, if you have more then one site open, they're all there. But I just noticed that with the fourth tab, they stop being visible, and there's arrows on the far left (and right). So if you have five or six pages open and you want to go back to the first tab/web site, you have to hit the arrow on the far left to make that tab visible, and then click on the tab.

So they went from one step/click to two. Why do they do this? If it aint broke, don't fix it!

I don't want it like this. I want all the tabs there, without any arrows. Just like it always was. How do I get it back to what it was?

Asked by Steve09 1 year ago

Last reply by Steve09 1 year ago

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Firefox wont restore last session tabs, resotre tab and remember history are turn on.

im used to be able to open firefox and all tabs restore correctly, but as of right now this function dont seem to work, i've attempt to disable and re-enable function and… (read more)

im used to be able to open firefox and all tabs restore correctly, but as of right now this function dont seem to work, i've attempt to disable and re-enable function and it's unsuccessfully, i dont want to fresh install FF, but tried install FF Nightly and it's reopen tabs just fine. what's wrong with main versions?

Asked by nsmailth 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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new tabs = firefox home default?

Hello, I chose as new tab the Fireofx Home default, but it loads the website https://find-it.pro/. Is this firefox default new tab page? or is this a virus or maclisious … (read more)

Hello, I chose as new tab the Fireofx Home default, but it loads the website https://find-it.pro/. Is this firefox default new tab page? or is this a virus or maclisious script? Thanks for looking into this.

Asked by Jeiku No Tabi [ジェイクの旅] 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Closing Multiple Tabs At Once

Dear Firefox Support, I am using Firefox, version 115.0. Could anybody please tell me how I could close multiple tabs at once? Sometimes, I have a few tabs open, and… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support,

I am using Firefox, version 115.0.

Could anybody please tell me how I could close multiple tabs at once? Sometimes, I have a few tabs open, and wish to close all of them, without seperately going into each tab, and closing each one manually. Could I do this, please? Marek

Asked by MAREK_WES 11 months ago

Last reply by Terry 11 months ago

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Reset laptop keeping files, tabs and history gone from Firefox

Help! My Dell Windows 11 laptop got stuck in a bit locker/advanced repair loop, and I had to reset my laptop. Told the laptop to keep my files. However, I’ve lost my tabs… (read more)

Help! My Dell Windows 11 laptop got stuck in a bit locker/advanced repair loop, and I had to reset my laptop. Told the laptop to keep my files. However, I’ve lost my tabs I had open, and no history. Tried to find previous Firefox profiles, with no luck. Any other advice? Or is it all lost

Asked by rachel1941 1 year ago

Last reply by AzZA 1 year ago