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Open tabs list in no order whatsoever!

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it'… (read more)

I truly cannot fathom why a browser, in this day & age, cannot put the list of open tabs & windows in the drop-down menu, in even SOME KIND OF ORDER! But no, it's nothing more than a long list, impossible to filter in any way, that is not in chronological, alphabetical, order of most recent used, no option to list via website or page title, etc. This is so ridiculously frustrating, along with the molasses lack of speed in opening up windows or tabs, that I'm on the verge of just chucking this entire app, for good. Why do our state-of-the-art advanced technological devices and apps, feel more like we're going backwards, and not forward??

Asked by StevenCee 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

new tabs

I have used firefox for many years and really like it overall. One real problem is not being able to open new tabs to my home page (or what ever page I define to open). I… (read more)

I have used firefox for many years and really like it overall. One real problem is not being able to open new tabs to my home page (or what ever page I define to open). I have contributed to the project several times over the years but I am considering a replacement because of this issue. My hope is you might provide some solution without an addon, which always brings overhead. Please advise. Joe

Asked by jc11 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Strance behaviours when loading a page when connection is slow

Sometimes when loading a page, and the page is slow to respond, I will see a strange situation: The page is totally blank (the F12 tool does not display page content). Th… (read more)

Sometimes when loading a page, and the page is slow to respond, I will see a strange situation: The page is totally blank (the F12 tool does not display page content). The refresh button is gray (disabled), or sometimes although the refresh button enabled, the url textbox is "about:blank", which means I cannot actually reload the page I want to read. I have to re-navigate to the page through the link in the previous link. I'm not sure whether I got across. I hope the issue can be fixed.

Asked by SolidBlock 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Restore tabs on open when having more than one window open

I have set a number of pinned tabs and leave a few other tabs always open. I set Firefox to restore the tabs when I close it and reopen it. Most of the time I have just o… (read more)

I have set a number of pinned tabs and leave a few other tabs always open. I set Firefox to restore the tabs when I close it and reopen it. Most of the time I have just one Firefox window open and this works fine. Occasionally, however, I need to open a second window usually with just one tab and if I forget and close the main Firefox window with the pinned tabs, etc before the single window one, Firefox reloads this single tab when I reopen it. Is there a way to avoid this behaviour?

Asked by entodoays 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Lost tabs, already tried system restore and recovering sessionstore files from shadowexplorer

Today, after I tried to uninstall some mouse drivers leading to a freeze and reboot, my firefox upon starting lost hundreds of open tabs I had, only restoring 1 tab which… (read more)

Today, after I tried to uninstall some mouse drivers leading to a freeze and reboot, my firefox upon starting lost hundreds of open tabs I had, only restoring 1 tab which I am pretty sure I did not even have open. I have already followed solutions in similar problems like this (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1310742), which did not work. First I used shadowexplorer to recover sessionstorebackup files from a restore point on 10/15, most of which did not seem to open anything when using them with the scrounger tool. One of them did open, however it only showed 2 tabs when I would have had hundreds. None of these files did anything when I renamed them to sessionstore.jsonlz4 and placed them in the appropriate folder, even if I deleted the original sessionstore file. Firefox also seemed to be able to recover tabs which I opened after the loss of the original tabs, and renaming and replacing of the sessionstore file until I tried deleting the entire sessionstore backups folder.

I also tried simply doing a system restore back to 10/15, which also failed to help. After doing a system restore, I also tried the whole process of recovering sessionstore backup files and replacing them again, however nothing changed again. I also tried recovering the sessionstore.jsonlz4 file directly and using that to replace my current sessionstore.jsonlz4 file, but that also did not work. The replacement files do seem to contain tabs, as most of them are around a couple MBs large, but after I place them in and restart firefox they get reduced in size back to almost nothing.

The only thing I have not tried is using files from an even older restore point on 10/12, although after having restored to the 10/15 point my 10/12 restore point seems to have disappeared. I can try undoing the restore in order to try to view the 10/12 restore point again, but this process takes multiple hours and I would rather not.

Asked by andrewln627 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome!

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome! Perhaps some like change for its own sake. Many just want to use a browser to get work d… (read more)

How to Advise Mozilla that Capricious Changes to FireFox Interface are Unwelcome!

Perhaps some like change for its own sake. Many just want to use a browser to get work done.

I am Reticent to Upgrade FireFox because I now expect something To Change, To Break, I don't want the look and feel to change when I want to get work done! I want security fixes but broken features and a rearranged interface hinders the use of a browser.

Continuity is key to smooth use of a Browser. Moving menus, changing tabs, rearranging features, dumbing down menu titles is most unwelcome.

I particularly don't want browser interface changes intended for a tablet or pad for use on a desktop or laptop computer.

Changes to the Appearance should be OPT IN not OPT OUT.

Dave

Asked by mr.speedlight 5 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 5 days ago

Sporadically cannot rearrange/detach tabs

Sometimes rearranging/detaching tabs no longer works. I have restarted my browser in troubleshoot mode and the issue persists. I would like to help while I'm currently in… (read more)

Sometimes rearranging/detaching tabs no longer works. I have restarted my browser in troubleshoot mode and the issue persists. I would like to help while I'm currently in this state if at all possible.

Version: 93.0 Windows version: 10 21H1 (though this has existed before this one as well) browser.tabs.allowTabDetach is true

Asked by ptsoccer 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

How to get rid of dark mode on new tabs

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the add… (read more)

Hello. My Firefox (PC) has just updated to version 93.0. The problem now is that whenever I open a new tab, it is in dark mode, and the entire page is black. Only the address bar is white and visible. I have New Tab Overide, and each new tab should open the Google home page. So something is going on... I have never set dark mode as a preference for Firefox or Windows. Thanks to whoever can help me. Florio

Asked by Florio 1 week ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 week ago

Lost all my tabs after last update

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all … (read more)

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all of a sudden. Moving files in the firefox profile folder isn't making any difference, perhaps I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway I only have files from the day in which I lost everything, so nothing from days earlier as it seems. Please help, the tabs vanished all by themselves, I didn't have a role in it, though I absolutely need to get them back

Asked by gabriele.frosi 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Restore open windows and tabs on a crashed computer to a new computer

my windows 10 20h2 computer crashed 8/29/2021. Firefox was up to date. I built a new computer. I have access to the files off the old hard drive. I have 5 Firefox windo… (read more)

my windows 10 20h2 computer crashed 8/29/2021. Firefox was up to date. I built a new computer. I have access to the files off the old hard drive. I have 5 Firefox windows open with over 100 tabs of items I am researching How to I get all the tabs and windows to open in chrome on the new computer? I copied the entire profile directory of files into the new profile folder on the new pc and it still opened only the 1 standard home tab. Since Firefox did not shut down properly I expected the restore pages prompt to come up. Current version of Firefox is 93.0 (64-bit)

Asked by J791634 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

I don't seem to have all the tab preferences??

Hi, I'm trying to find a way to disable Firefox from automatically switching to new tabs when I click "open to a new tab" (I do a lot of research so I like to open a bunc… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to find a way to disable Firefox from automatically switching to new tabs when I click "open to a new tab" (I do a lot of research so I like to open a bunch of links in a row, and constantly having to switch back is annoying lol) but I've been browsing all the advice/tutorials (most seem to be from 2018) but I seem to be missing some of the options? Specifically the option for this preference in the tab settings. Have they been removed or just moved? or is there something more I need to do to find them?

I'm also looking for the option that lets you toggle firefox warning you about closing multiple tabs

(the image with the fb container add on is my setting, the other is from a support site/tutorial)

Asked by Shay 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

background tabs obscured by address bar, active tab obscuring address bar (see pic)

image attached describes it best. after updating firefox, this started happening. using the default dark theme. no plugins or anything like that related to appearance ins… (read more)

image attached describes it best. after updating firefox, this started happening. using the default dark theme. no plugins or anything like that related to appearance installed. :(

Asked by idontwantanaccount1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Trying to restore a session within a session from backup file manually

My power died recently, after which I opened Firefox, expecting to be greeted with the about:sessionrestore page but it was just a blank white page for some reason. The t… (read more)

My power died recently, after which I opened Firefox, expecting to be greeted with the about:sessionrestore page but it was just a blank white page for some reason. The tab name still had "about:sessionrestore" but it was just blank, no window to select and restore. I backed up the sessionstore-backups folder and found the session I need to restore (recovery.jsonlz4). I dunno why, when I uncompressed that file, it saved that broken session as well. So the file looks like {Session with broken about:sessionrestore page -> Broken about:sessionrestore tab -> Session I want -> Tabs I want}

Is there any way to manually restore this nested session? I attached some images to help clarify. I don't really know how to work with json files, I'm using a freeware viewer to read the uncompressed session file. Thanks for any help.

Asked by Typo3000 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

refuses to open in new tab when i specifically have settings to do so

As soon as the latest version arrived (which of course it did without my permission, as usual,) I will click on something which always used to open a new tab but now open… (read more)

As soon as the latest version arrived (which of course it did without my permission, as usual,) I will click on something which always used to open a new tab but now opens a new window. I have tried to screenshot my settings page which clearly is checked in the box that says open new tab, NOT new window, but my mouse does not show up a screenshot choice like it usually does. I am a computer novice with a brain disability so any explanation from you will have to be ridiculously simple. thanks so much

Asked by meg.oceanna 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

2 tool bars

I have 2 search tool bars one on top of the other at the top of every page. I only have google for a search engine. I would like to get rid of one of these bars. Any su… (read more)

I have 2 search tool bars one on top of the other at the top of every page. I only have google for a search engine. I would like to get rid of one of these bars. Any suggestion? I am not a programmer. They are confusing me. The top bar says "new...get...search" The second bar down has a back arrow, forward arrow, a circle, (marshall's) shield and a box with a circle on top (a man?). Thks for hlp. Ani Ana

Asked by aniawa 2 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

When I click on File and new tab, where my usual page used to be, there is a strange page that I can't get rid of

I am using Firefox as my browser. When I click on File and then new tab, the page I usually get has been replaced by a page I do not recognize or want. Don't seem to be… (read more)

I am using Firefox as my browser. When I click on File and then new tab, the page I usually get has been replaced by a page I do not recognize or want. Don't seem to be able to get back to my usual page. I cannot get to my email on Firefox.

Asked by jceefay 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How do I manage the sound Icon in tabs?

With the latest update a lot of ease-of-use has gone away. Include is the fact that tabs that are playing sound only show an icon when I hover the mouse over them. I can … (read more)

With the latest update a lot of ease-of-use has gone away. Include is the fact that tabs that are playing sound only show an icon when I hover the mouse over them. I can not seem to about:config to get the sound icon to remain, despite changing the setting. This means if multiple tabs are playing I have to search all the tabs individually. It also means I cannot quickly switch to the desired tabs muting and unmuting as I prefer.

While this is a specific problem which I hope you can solve readily, it is a part of a pattern I have seen over some of the more recent updates, where useful features are removed in favor of aesthetics. It was this very mistake that lead me to leave internet explorer for firefox. Leave us the ability to turn on and off what we like, instead of forcing us to accept whatever you think is the trend.

Asked by Mæster Olórin 4 months ago

Last reply by gazzawazza 2 weeks ago