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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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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tabs didn't restore. Under history, restore closed tabs , restore closed windows are greyed out under "sync" . I never set up sync. How do I get my tabs back???These are pages I have open every day all the time and hassle to reload all of them

Tell me how to fix this issue! tabs didn't restore when I just opened FF. Under history, restore closed tabs and restore closed windows are greyed out under "sync" . I ne… (read more)

Tell me how to fix this issue! tabs didn't restore when I just opened FF. Under history, restore closed tabs and restore closed windows are greyed out under "sync" . I never set up sync. How do I get my tabs back???These are pages I have open every day all the time and hassle to reload all of them

Asked by KELev 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I remove horizontal tabs?

Vertical tabs are superior to horizontal. Using extension that adds a vertical tab for open/pinned pages. Top horizontal tabs are just taking up space so want to remove t… (read more)

Vertical tabs are superior to horizontal. Using extension that adds a vertical tab for open/pinned pages. Top horizontal tabs are just taking up space so want to remove them. How do I remove them?

Asked by Kendrick 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Open New links in same tab

My browser opens new links in new tabs. I want them to open new links in the same tab. Others inquire about the same issue get a response saying:; "Did you try it? Some… (read more)

My browser opens new links in new tabs. I want them to open new links in the same tab.

Others inquire about the same issue get a response saying:;

"Did you try it? Some sites add a target="_blank" attribute to links. Links with these attributes are supposed to open in a new window when left clicked. However, Firefox by default opens these links in a new tab in the current window. By setting browser.link.open_newwindow to 1, these links will instead open in the current tab/window."

I need step-by-step help understanding what I need to do to set the browser are suggested in the above response.

Asked by boballen1948 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Open links in tabs instead of new windows

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is ch… (read more)

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is check marked. it still opens in new window

Asked by mark_church 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Saving Tabs On Exit

Title is pretty self-explanatory- I'm wondering if there is a way to save all current tabs upon exit of firefox, opening the same tabs when opening the browser again. I'… (read more)

Title is pretty self-explanatory- I'm wondering if there is a way to save all current tabs upon exit of firefox, opening the same tabs when opening the browser again.

I've seen the same issue posted here dating back to 2011 but the answers provided don't seem to work for me.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Asked by mecixi7903 12 months ago

Last reply by fabimol356 12 months ago

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Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (read more)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Restore second last closed session

Hi! I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the… (read more)

Hi!

I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the computer, and closed the window with many tabs in it first, and then I closed the window with only a few tabs in it. The next time I started Firefox, only the window with a few tabs in it loaded, and not the other window in which I had the vast majority of all opened tabs. And I can't find any way to restore the tabs from the other window either. I have looked under the History menu, but I don't see any option to restore a previous session there, so I'm guessing that Firefox thinks that it already has restored the previous session when I opened it up again.

So, how can I restore the tabs I had in the other window, with a lot of tabs opened?

Asked by krikru 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Browser window prompt to "Open Network Login Page"

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet." When I close that tab, I can procee… (read more)

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

When I close that tab, I can proceede as normally.

If I click on that button where it says "Open Network Login Page," I get another screen where that button is gone, and it says "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

Here is the URL: https://detectprotal.firefox.com/success.txt

Both of these pages has a question mark in a circle, but this is not clickable.

I am enclosing screenshots.

This is Firefox version 82.0.3 I use a Mac Book, version 10.14.6

Thanks!

Asked by expati 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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Swipe gestures

Hello, I switched to Firefox from Chrome, however, the browser is missing one of the most important features I use almost all the time - swipe left to go back and swipe r… (read more)

Hello, I switched to Firefox from Chrome, however, the browser is missing one of the most important features I use almost all the time - swipe left to go back and swipe right to go forwards. I checked about:config and browser.gesture.swipe.left is set to Browser:BackOrBackDuplicate but it does not work. All answers on Mozilla Support and elsewhere are outdated or do not answer the question at all. Please fix this, it is the reason why I switched back to Chrome twice before. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Daniel Jaxyn 1 year ago

Last reply by JP 1 year ago

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Cannot restore tabs from session retore folder

I had to reinstall windows and lost the previously installed applications. I had copied sessionstore-backups folder from previous profile folder. Fter reinstalling firefo… (read more)

I had to reinstall windows and lost the previously installed applications.

I had copied sessionstore-backups folder from previous profile folder.

Fter reinstalling firefox I am copying the old previous.jsolnz4, recovery.baklz4 and recovery.jsolnz4 into the new sessionstore-backups folder. But I am unable to restore my old tabs.

Please advize.

Asked by iodfsindia 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Problem with: Restoring previous session

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' inst… (read more)

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' instructions, this is more of a complaint post.

When Windows boots up and you had Firefox open before you shut down last time, it will open anew, automatically, with your previous session, but it's on the end of the list of things that launch on startup.

Forgetting you had it on and clicking the browser again, will open a new session with the home screen instead of the previous session, then when actual session Firefox launches it's a 50/50 whether it will be in home screen as well, or actually in your previous session. Now here is the fun part. If you close the new window with just the home tab, that will now become the latest session, so your previous one will be deleted.

How to get around that? Move your home tab into your session instead of closing the window, it works 100% of the time... But can we, not start a new session if you close the home screen, or if you close just 1 tab it doesn't count as a different session. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

Hope this reaches those with the same issue, or people in positions to fix the issue, if anyone wants to use session saving add-ons, I took fancy to Tab Session Manager and Easy Session Manager, though not perfect, I don't advise for over 150 tabs.

I'll try to be as active on this thread as I can be, thanks for reading through! :>

Asked by Nuyu 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Move Tab: Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn No Longer Works After Firefox Update

Hi. I'm currently using Firefox 86.0 in Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit) and for aeons I've been using Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn to move tabs left and right, but a couple of updat… (read more)

Hi. I'm currently using Firefox 86.0 in Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit) and for aeons I've been using Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn to move tabs left and right, but a couple of updates ago I lost the ability to do so. Actually, I should say using the LEFT Ctrl and Shift buttons no longer works, as I ended up trying the right ones and I can still re-order tabs that way. However, I'm just so used to having my left hand working on that side of the keyboard, I always automatically press the left Ctrl+Shift, so I'd really like to get back to how things were until very recently. I was hoping doing another update to 86.0 yesterday would fix it, but it hasn't so here I am.

I've searched all over the web for a remedy, but all I see is people repeating the key combo, people recommending extensions that no longer exist (and I don't really want to install addons for something that used to be the default). I have not installed any addons for ages, have not tinkered with any settings (I can't even find any for key bindings) - all I did was let my system update Firefox, and that key combo was gone. (Note: since my system and apps get updated together, I can't actually be certain with was updating Firefox that did this, but I see no changed keyboard behavior elsewhere).

If anyone knows how to fix this, like a key in about:config or whatever, please let me know. PS: While searching the web, I've seen a lot of talk about related (Ctrl+Shift) combos I've never used - like Ctrl+Shift+ End to move the tab to the very end - and none of them work; the only Ctrl+Shift combo that works, and only with the right Ctrl+Shift, is Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn for moving tabs left and right. I thought I should add that just in case it's related.

Asked by FireDemon Frank 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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How to open firefox window in fullscreen by default

My POS system is set to open in firefox as defult page. So it would be nice if I could open it in full screen by default. So Can I know, Is there any way to make the fir… (read more)

My POS system is set to open in firefox as defult page. So it would be nice if I could open it in full screen by default.

So Can I know, Is there any way to make the firefox window open in full screen by default?

I know that Firefox can expand to fill my entire screen with its Full Screen feature by togglling Full Screen keyboard shortcut of F11 key. But just I want to enable that feature by default.

Any suggestions on how to revert to full screen by default would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by tharangakuma 7 months ago

Last reply by Terry 7 months ago

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Ctrl-W does not work

I tend to use the following workflow. 1. hit ctrl-t for a new tab and start typing search query into address bar 2. realize i do not need it 3. hit ctrl-w to close the ta… (read more)

I tend to use the following workflow. 1. hit ctrl-t for a new tab and start typing search query into address bar 2. realize i do not need it 3. hit ctrl-w to close the tab

This workflow works great on my old install, on a new laptop this workflow fails to work, ctrl-w now just clears the address bar instead of closing the tab. These are both fedora 35, firefox 95 and it is a profile independent behavior on these installs. Anyone knows what's going on here and how to make new installs actually close the tab on ctrl-w even when address bar is focused?

Asked by wryymryy 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago