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Browser not closing tabs

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I … (read more)

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I can't find the option to do this. I have to manually close all the tabs every time I close the browser. Surely they haven't given us less options and features in the new version?!

Pressing quit in the app closes the tabs but it doesn't also close the app down on my phone.

Asked by danjaminn 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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New tab every time

Since an update a few weeks ago, every time I enter an address or tap one of my most visited sites, instead of continuing on from the previous site, it opens a new tab. … (read more)

Since an update a few weeks ago, every time I enter an address or tap one of my most visited sites, instead of continuing on from the previous site, it opens a new tab.

I've scoured the settings but can't find anything. Surely this is a bug? I end up with 10 tabs within minutes. Can't understand what the purpose of this change is

Asked by oscaranderson1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Collections deleted

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created severa… (read more)

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created several collections and named them. After I put in the tabs and deleted them in the list. So they were only in the collections. Today I wanted to use one Tab out of the collection. But the whole collection Was not any more there, same with 2 Others! Where are these collections and the tabs now? I did not delete them and I need them.

Where are they and how can I use them again?

Kind regards

Mischa

Asked by cx500e1 2 years ago

Answered by cx500e1 2 years ago

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option to completely disable tabs?

How can I permanently disable multiple tabs on mobile Firefox? Or force it to only use 1 tab? Multiple tabs is so 9ncredibly annoying and pointless, it just clutter thi… (read more)

How can I permanently disable multiple tabs on mobile Firefox? Or force it to only use 1 tab? Multiple tabs is so 9ncredibly annoying and pointless, it just clutter things up, and I don't want to have to go through extra steps to get a refreshed page or continually close tabs Im not using but that clutter the screen.

There MUST be a way to disabke them???

Asked by ammonthenephite 1 year ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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new tabs and bookmarks

In v.96.2.0, when a new tab is opened (either with the "+" or menu "new tab"), I do get a new tab - but in this version I no longer get the 3 vertical dots beside the add… (read more)

In v.96.2.0, when a new tab is opened (either with the "+" or menu "new tab"), I do get a new tab - but in this version I no longer get the 3 vertical dots beside the address bar to allow me to, for instance, access my bookmarks or history. My choice is limited to the bookmarks already on the homepage. This was not the case with previous versions.

If, after I create the new tab, I do select one of the homepage bookmarks - say, Google search - the 3 vertical dots reappear and Incan get at my bookmarks ... but now I've got an unwanted extra tab open.

Weird.

Asked by Zapfenzieher 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Tab auto refresh.

I appreciate the hard work, for developing and continue developing the MOZILLA FIREFOX. I am an information seeker. I usually search for information about various things,… (read more)

I appreciate the hard work, for developing and continue developing the MOZILLA FIREFOX. I am an information seeker. I usually search for information about various things, when I found it out, I simply minimize the browser and when I get free time I will jump into the results. So my problem is the TAB AUTO REFRESHING. I am aware of the add-on 'TAB AUTO REFRESH' but it's not available in ANDROID (I am using one), so anyone have alternative way, please respond. I value your feedback very much.

P.S :- Thank you for your time and response in advance.

Asked by shylupaulosemvk 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Can't Open New Tabs (Android)

Hello, Recently I encounterd a strange bug wherein I simply cannot open a new tab in Firefox for Android. Everytime I do so, it just resets the same page to the default h… (read more)

Hello, Recently I encounterd a strange bug wherein I simply cannot open a new tab in Firefox for Android. Everytime I do so, it just resets the same page to the default homepage. Same on both regular and private browsing.

I have gone through the forums and found nothing useful for this situation. So far I've tried: 1. Removing all extensions 2. Completly reinstalling Firefox from both the Play Store and F Droid. 3. Upgrading to the beta and Nightly versions to see if it's just a bug

No luck, I'm honestly stumped as what to do. Currently the jank setup I have is to open some random link in a new tab and then look up what I want in said tab, but this cannot continue.

I'm on a Poco F1, running Android 11 with Firefox for Android v87.0.0-rc.1

Asked by What? 1 year ago

Answered by What? 1 year ago

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new tab opening unprompted

The same website opens repeatedly in a new tab. It's a trusted website (public library). I've run a virus scan and looked for solutions but can't find the problem. Any id… (read more)

The same website opens repeatedly in a new tab. It's a trusted website (public library). I've run a virus scan and looked for solutions but can't find the problem. Any ideas please?

Asked by Sarah 7 months ago

Answered by Sarah 6 months ago

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Firefox Android reverse the tabs ordering

Hi Everybody! I use Firefox Nightly 91 for Android and I wish to know how I can reverse the ordering of my tabs. I don't want to rearrange my tabs (which seems not pos… (read more)

Hi Everybody! I use Firefox Nightly 91 for Android and I wish to know how I can reverse the ordering of my tabs.

I don't want to rearrange my tabs (which seems not possible and has been answered here several times already). I just want to have the possibility to reverse the ordering: currently, my "latest" tabs are at the bottom of the list but I want them to be at the top. Just that.

By the way, if I remember well it was like I wish it to be on a previous version but was suddenly reversed after an update.

If there is an appropriate entry for that in about:config, I'll be a happier user!

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ArmLeg 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How to save inactive tabs to desktop

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, b… (read more)

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, but I never asked for. Now when I have time to deal with them, I have tried multiple ways to bring them to my computer or bookmark them from my phone, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem like there is much of anything that you can do with inactive tabs even if you share them to your desktop.

It is my understanding from trying to research this, that the Collections you create on your phone are not synced to my Firefox account so that doesn't seem helpful. Is there an extension that could solve this for me? It doesn't work to try to bookmark them from my phone because they don't show up in my desktop bookmark folder that I assigned.

The thing that has worked best so far is to Share my tabs to a temporary folder [Phone Inactive Tabs] on my desktop then search (for example: recipe) then open some in tabs and bookmark them. However, after I have categorized them into the proper bookmark folder (Food/Recipes), they disappear from that folder when I try to delete them from my temporary folder. It does the same thing if I save tabs into OneTab first.

Can someone please help me so that I don't lose years of things that I really want to keep? I would appreciate it! It would be helpful if I could even share all my inactive tabs (or even URLs) into a folder on my desktop so that I could search and bookmark them at a later time without it deleting all that work. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Kathy 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Firefox android app doesn't open new tab when launching

Whenever I open Firefox app it takes me back to the previously opened tab instead of taking me to a new tab. It's annoying. Please fix it. Like whenever I use chrome andr… (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox app it takes me back to the previously opened tab instead of taking me to a new tab. It's annoying. Please fix it. Like whenever I use chrome android app, I'm given an option to make multiple new tabs and even after restarting the app, I get to see those new tabs(unused tabs without any sites loaded on them).

Asked by aryapmore10 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Searching opens duplicate tabs

After a recent update, maybe 95 or possibly 94, I've begun to experience a small but very annoying issue with using the URL/searchbar. I'll usually just enter my query,… (read more)

After a recent update, maybe 95 or possibly 94, I've begun to experience a small but very annoying issue with using the URL/searchbar.

I'll usually just enter my query, e.g "test", but this now opens 2 tabs, 1. with the actual search result page and 1 tab that opens a new search result page. This happens when using different search engines. I've tried re-installing the app, clearing all cache, storage, removed my Firefox Sync account etc. with no changes.

I've recorded a video of the behaviour: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZLEZ2omVJaWXTEaM8

Asked by FunkyAnimal 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Why does Firefox Android now put Google search pages into a separate group of tabs that I can't close by swiping?

How can I change that back? Also the other issue I have is that opening any links on homepage results in them opening on new page automatically, I don't see the option to… (read more)

How can I change that back? Also the other issue I have is that opening any links on homepage results in them opening on new page automatically, I don't see the option to change it either.

Asked by shamal1337 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Tab view defaulted to List mode in potrait view.

Phone model: Blackshark 2, Android 10 Firefox Nightly 92.0a1 (Build #2015826123) When opening the tabs with between over 60 ~ 70 tabs in potrait screen, the tabs will d… (read more)

Phone model: Blackshark 2, Android 10

Firefox Nightly 92.0a1 (Build #2015826123)

When opening the tabs with between over 60 ~ 70 tabs in potrait screen, the tabs will defaulted to List option despite the setting is set to Grid option. To switch into Grid view correctly, the tab must be opened in potrait mode then rotate the phone to landscape and back into potrait view. However, closing the tabs view and reopen will switched back into List view again. Reinstall or restarting the app while in Grid setting doesn't work.

Landscape screen mode can switch between and keep according option chosen in the setting correctly.

Asked by Fredy-San 1 year ago

Answered by Fredy-San 1 year ago

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URL autocomplete shows mail.ru

Hi Firefox-Supporters, I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515) Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger… (read more)

Hi Firefox-Supporters,

I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use

  • Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515)
  • Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, NoScript, Decentraleyes
  • Autocomplete URLs (Settings - Search - Adress bar): active
  • Firefox for Android linked with a Firefox account and my Firefox Windows installation

Since about two weeks I sometimes get mail.ru as an Autocomplete URL suggestion when I am starting to type 'm', which should show mydealz.de as my by far the most visited website with letter m (visits: 10 or more / day). Sometimes the Autocomplete Feature still suggests mydealz.de. For months and years, it always suggested mydealz.de as expected, I have never seen any suggestion for mail.ru . Now I am wondering why sometimes mail.ru is suggested, as I did not make any (intentional) changes to my setup. Do you have any tips on finding the source for that suggestion? I was wondering if any app/addon or similar is opening the website in the background, as I did not open it intentionally.

Things I already checked/actions I made to find the potential source or at least fix the issue

  • Searched bookmarks (Android and Windows) for mail.ru - no bookmark set
  • Searched search engines (Android and Windows) for entry for mail.ru - no entry set
  • Searched history (Android and Windows) for visits of mail.ru - no entry
  • Delete browsing data (Android): works short-term, first suggestion after deletion is is monero.org with letter m, mail.ru showed after a few times typing 'm' in the adress bar.
  • Searched for newly installed apps on android phone - max. 1-2 new apps installed within the last weeks, would classify them as reliable.
  • Searched for newly installed apps and total scan for viruses on Windows Laptop - no new Apps installed, no virus found by MS Windows integrated scanner.

Would be glad if anybody got any tips on this.

Kind regards

Asked by skir7749 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

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Sliding between tabs

In Huawei and that firefox newer version, if you open many tabs, like 8, you cannot slide between them, uponopening Firefox again, let's say tomorrow. It does not allow t… (read more)

In Huawei and that firefox newer version, if you open many tabs, like 8, you cannot slide between them, uponopening Firefox again, let's say tomorrow. It does not allow to slide with finger and switch from let's say first tab to eight. You see info in right bottom corner that there are 8 tabs, but you can not get those to open. You can not switch from visible tabs to those it visible at the moment.

Asked by Drabozb 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox nightly android, new tabs open as inactive.

Like a week ago an update came and made tabs become inactive on Firefox nightly Android. That wouldn't be a problem, you can just turn on a setting so that they never get… (read more)

Like a week ago an update came and made tabs become inactive on Firefox nightly Android. That wouldn't be a problem, you can just turn on a setting so that they never get closed, but it's really anoying when your scrolling through the many open tabs and your new tab is at the very bottom in the inactive tabs section. If you open and activate the tab than it become active, but if I open many tabs or if I don't want to activate a tab that I just opened I will have to search for in in the inactive tabs. Does anyone know how to change that behavior or just disable the inactive tab feature entirely?

92.0a1 (Build #2015825971)

Asked by jonas.skuzinskas 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How do I put the tabs under the URL bar on a Samsung tablet?

I want to use Firefox as my default browser on a Samsung tablet, but would like to have a tab toolbar that shows all the open tabs under the URL bar. I'm not seeing anyth… (read more)

I want to use Firefox as my default browser on a Samsung tablet, but would like to have a tab toolbar that shows all the open tabs under the URL bar. I'm not seeing anything in settings for this. How do I make that happen?

Asked by tverasonrd 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago