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Firefox doesn't warn me before closing multiple tabs!

I don't know when this started, probably a few versions ago, but it is driving me mad! And before you ask, I already checked about:config and both warning options are tru… (read more)

I don't know when this started, probably a few versions ago, but it is driving me mad! And before you ask, I already checked about:config and both warning options are true. After searching a bit, I have found that the cause of this may be that I also have "Show my windows and tabs from last time" selected. Are these two options really incompatible, or is this just a common bug? If they are, is this by design? I close Firefox on accident all the time because Windows does not always automatically set the most recent or top-most window as active, and it is very annoying to have to wait for xmarks to sync when I don't even want to close FF in the first place. If there is currently no way to have firefox warn before closing and restore your tabs, are there any easy work arounds or addons that solve this? Sorry about all the questions but this is so frustrating.

Asked by technologically_inpet 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Web Search tab opens every time i open firefox. i do not want this

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it fr… (read more)

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it from opening

Asked by toant 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Is there a way to move tab group from one window to another?

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making… (read more)

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making bookmarks of all the tabs in one group, move to the target window and open the bookmarks there.

To be honest I found this one a slow and messy way to do things and hope to find a better solution or raise this as a feature request.

using up-to-date Firefox (26.0 at the time of writing)

Asked by bsbs 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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The passive tabs on Firefox 29 are much too dark!

The dark gray background doesn't provide enough contrast for the title of the tab, so it takes an extra moment to read it. That's a time-waster and a nuisance. Is a fix i… (read more)

The dark gray background doesn't provide enough contrast for the title of the tab, so it takes an extra moment to read it. That's a time-waster and a nuisance. Is a fix in the works?

Asked by MC 6 years ago

Last reply by Suncoast 5 years ago

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Restore previous session doesn't work, and if browser gets restarted (eg installing an extension) all tabs get lost...

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken. All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and eve… (read more)

Using FF 29.0 or 29.0.1, session storage seem badly broken.

All commands for restoring previous sessions are disabled (whether or not they are from an extension), and even when the browser gets restarted (for example when an extension is installed or updated) all the sessions get lost: I click Restart in the extensions tab with 10 different tabs opened, and the restarted Firefox window contains NOTHING but the default startup page (on which, by the way, the search box doesn't work at all).

Before someone asks, I've already tried all the standard suggestions:

1) Tried with a new empty profile with NO extension at all 2) Tried deleting ALL profile info, uninstalling FF, then reinstalling and using the default empty profile with NO extensions whatsoever

And the problem is still there: session storage does not function (sessionstore.js doesn't get created).

The only thing that solved the problem was reverting back to FF 28, which I have done.

(By the way, this bug led me to discover another thing which I consider a total ergonomic failure: in FF28 the "check for updates" button in the about dialog MUST be called in another way: this button DOES NOT check for updates, it INSTALLS updates! In fact, if clicked, it does not check and tell me if a new version is available: if the new version is available, having clicked "check" is interpreted as "Download and immediately install the update", and NOTHING can be done to stop this when clicked; even closing FF results in the updated version being installed as soon as downloaded, and the only way to get back to the previous version is to download the specific installed from mozilla and reinstall it! This is NOT a version check, this is a forced update a la M$!)

Any other suggestion form the experts?

Asked by ShoresOfNowhere 5 years ago

Last reply by elMau 5 years ago

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usally when i open a tab firefox crashes how do i fix this?

when i open a new tab it stays there until i search for something then Firefox crashes. i am running windows 7xp. and running 32.0.2 version of Firefox here is a list of… (read more)

when i open a new tab it stays there until i search for something then Firefox crashes. i am running windows 7xp. and running 32.0.2 version of Firefox here is a list of my last 10 crash reports bp-a370f65d-4e60-400e-a8b3-bab8a2141011 15 minutes ago bp-316a3f8f-0775-4b62-be57-bc0c02141011 15 minutes ago bp-72f4e73f-337c-4228-afb9-835cc2141011 19 minutes ago bp-fe79e622-9242-4f85-940f-16ca62141011 26 minutes ago bp-749dbfbc-ed09-4403-8941-c2fec2141011 26 minutes ago bp-f3ac0934-690a-484c-991a-d70972141010 1 day ago bp-5d5f05e4-d82d-4798-b273-3a6d52141010 1 day ago bp-5d7b93b4-95a3-4603-863c-bebac2141010 1 day ago bp-a8fd0ad5-7bef-46ce-86dc-532ee2141010 2 days ago bp-a56e2617-e1eb-4fdc-91ab-23be52141009 2 days ago and a list of my extensions Astromenda NT 11.0.2 false {424b0d11-e7fe-4a04-b7df-8f2c77f58aaf} Astromenda Search Addon 1.2 false {ad7ce998-a77b-4062-9ffb-1d0b7cb23183} BlockAndSurf 1.179 false {56791912-F4C2-417E-D654-2D99CBE99C83} CheckMeUp 1.179 false {CD3858A7-9F92-BD0F-0583-1E9D178F7598} Fast Start 4.3.0 false faststartff@gmail.com Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 false {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} PriceFountain 1.0 false {b6a94784-0ffb-4121-88c6-435139067ee2} YouTube Enhancer Plus 3.3.2 false firefoxaddon@youtubeenhancer.com

Asked by dion69 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Website lookup takes over current tab

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation. Whenever I type in the na… (read more)

I use browse by name queries to surf a good part of the internet, but there's a weird thing going on with the Fox and it's a strange operation.

Whenever I type in the name of a website hit enter and then goto a different tab, the page loads on the tab I changed to, not the original tab.

I start with Tab 1 and request cnet in BBN. I change to Tab 2 which has facebook loaded and I'm looking through it.

Request completes

Tab 1 has cnet in a google search Tab 2 has changed to cnet.com by itself.

How do I make this stop?

Asked by chattphotos 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I would like to wrap the text in my tabs to more than one line

Hi everybody. As already mentioned, i would like to wrap the tab-titles to more lines so i am able to display more information of the title. Unfortunately i cannot find a… (read more)

Hi everybody.

As already mentioned, i would like to wrap the tab-titles to more lines so i am able to display more information of the title. Unfortunately i cannot find a way to do this except the more or less poor addon "tabtweak". I have tried manipulating the style via userChrome.css but all of my efforts wont have any effect on the length/overflow of the displayed text.

Here is what i have tried so far:

/*@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

.tabbrowser-tab:not([pinned]) .tab-text {

                               border: !important; 
                               word-wrap: break-word !important;
                               word-break: normal !important; 
                               white-space: wrap !important; 
                               height: 3em !important;
                               overflow-y: visible !important; 
                               overflow-x: visible !important; 
                               overflow: visible !important;
                               text-overflow: visible !important;
                               display: inline-table !important; 
                               max-width: none !important;}

It would be awesome if someone is able to help out here. Soultice

Asked by soultice 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Firefox crashed and lost all my tabs

Windows 7, firefox 40.0.3 My computer crashed and thus, firefox did not close properly and lost all of my tabs. Under Menu -> History, the Restore Previous Session is… (read more)

Windows 7, firefox 40.0.3

My computer crashed and thus, firefox did not close properly and lost all of my tabs. Under Menu -> History, the Restore Previous Session is greyed out. Why is this? Shouldn't I be able to restore from there?

I've found replies from "jscher2000" and my sessionstore-backups\previous.js file looks like the one I want to use to restore my tabs. However I do not see how to use this file to restore my tabs.

How do I use previous.js to restore my tabs and tab groups?

Asked by dgminer 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps opening new windows endlessly every ten seconds or so, how do I make this stop?

This started today, maybe 45 minutes ago. Firefox will continuously open new tabs endlessly every 10-15 seconds. If i go through task manager and directly end the program… (read more)

This started today, maybe 45 minutes ago. Firefox will continuously open new tabs endlessly every 10-15 seconds. If i go through task manager and directly end the program it immediately starts back up and continues. I also tried resetting firefox and going into safe mode. Nothing works and even now I have to pause typing every 10 seconds to close a window. This is incredibly annoying and if I cant fix it soon will be uninstalling firefox. Can someone help please?

Asked by Hwaybert 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Is there a way to disable the option to open multiple tabs?

My wife is a HS foreign language teacher and uses Firefox to run online exams. Although it is obviously against the "rules", students have been caught opening additional… (read more)

My wife is a HS foreign language teacher and uses Firefox to run online exams. Although it is obviously against the "rules", students have been caught opening additional tabs to check translations they are unsure of. Is it possible to disable the multiple tab option, even if just temporarily?

Asked by aoinwpb5222 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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When I start Firefox, I start with the previous sessions tabs but how do I get the tabs to load straight away without having to click them?

Recently had a HD crash and had to re-install windows and all my browsers. Previously, Firefox would immediately load all my previous tab but now I have to click on each … (read more)

Recently had a HD crash and had to re-install windows and all my browsers.

Previously, Firefox would immediately load all my previous tab but now I have to click on each one to get them to load. I have looked in the options and there is no longer a checkbox to tell Firefox to load these tab immediately. The previous version I was using had this option.

Is it still available and if so, where do I find it to enable it?

Regards Brad

Asked by Icemanau 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Opening a new tab (Top Sites) begins downloading a file from an old site. The solution: remove the source web site from Top Sites.

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the… (read more)

Every time I'd open a new tab, my download manager would pop open asking to save an mp3 file. The mp3 file was from a web site that would automatically start playing the music anytime you went to it's home page. <insert long story of chasing numerous ways of clearing cache files and stored settings that didn't work> Yes, a new profile (devoid of any important saved information) worked. But that wasn't a solution, just an avoidance. ... The solution: My new tabs were configured to show my top sites. By sheer luck I happened to notice the source web site of this mp3 file being displayed within my top sites. Clicking the X to remove that site solved the issue.

Asked by 4DGeorge 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Active tab is automatically scrolled to the right when I go into a fullscreen video

Hey having an issue where I am watching a video in a tab and then go full screen, and when I come out of full screen that tab is like "focused" and all my tabs have shift… (read more)

Hey having an issue where I am watching a video in a tab and then go full screen, and when I come out of full screen that tab is like "focused" and all my tabs have shifted to the right so fullscreen tab is the farest to the right.

Asked by Nacho21 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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So recently "session restore" failes to restore my tabs,why? and how to fix it?

Recently starting up Firefox im welcomed with a "Restore session" screen but when i click restore all it does is open empty tabs, two days ago i managed to restore the ta… (read more)

Recently starting up Firefox im welcomed with a "Restore session" screen but when i click restore all it does is open empty tabs, two days ago i managed to restore the tabs by going back and forth between "Restore session" screen and empty tabs but today the "Restore session" screen was empty. can i restore my tabs or what is going on?


also can i note that Mozilla becoming less and less stable by the update? not just tab wise

Asked by Wolkalak 3 years ago

Last reply by Nighthawk.rl 3 years ago

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Opening link in a new tab gives blank page

Hi, after updating opening page in new tab via right click gives me blank page. Oh and apparently it's also happened when I entering site via address bar, but clicking a … (read more)

Hi, after updating opening page in new tab via right click gives me blank page. Oh and apparently it's also happened when I entering site via address bar, but clicking a link loads the page normally.

The blank page usually last only around a mere 0.5 second to the dreaded 2 seconds, and after that the page will kind of reloading itself (or maybe start connecting?) and start loading normally. The thing is in some case—around one in twelve—the page stuck at that blank page, and I have to reload the page to fix it.

Asked by DX 3 years ago

Last reply by rufusdufus 2 years ago

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After latest update, Firefos does not start with last windows & tabs despite setting in options. How to rectify this?

On 26 August 2017 Firefox was last updated. I have always opted for 'Show windows & tabs from last time' when Firefox restarts. It has been working fine all these yea… (read more)

On 26 August 2017 Firefox was last updated. I have always opted for 'Show windows & tabs from last time' when Firefox restarts. It has been working fine all these years. But now when Firefox is started, the tabs pages are blank. Web page address is also gone from the address bar. My last opened page is lost.

Asked by SRVYR 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Is the upper left-most pixel of firefox broken?

Hi there, I have many tabs open, so eventually I have to scroll through the tab bar by clicking on the arrow buttons to the left or right. My favorite move is the triple-… (read more)

Hi there,

I have many tabs open, so eventually I have to scroll through the tab bar by clicking on the arrow buttons to the left or right. My favorite move is the triple-click to get to the very beginning of the tabs.

However, since recently (update to v. 55?) the top-leftmost pixel is "dead" in this regard, it is just not clickable. So pushing the mouse courser into this corner and click or double-/triple-click won't work anymore. I always have to slightly re-position the mouse to do so.

Is it just me, or do others have this issue, too? Can it be fixed somehow settings-wise, or is it a bug?

Asked by pegnose 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago