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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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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New tab button only shows an add instead of loading a new tab

The + button in the menu that normally opens a new tab doesn't work anymore. The only way to open a new tab is by hitting one of the buttons on the top that normally show… (read more)

The + button in the menu that normally opens a new tab doesn't work anymore. The only way to open a new tab is by hitting one of the buttons on the top that normally show the history. When I press the + button either nothing happens or some Chinese add will load, and that ad takes me to a jd.com link that actually doesn't load. I have tried installing a virus scanner, clearing the cache, and reinstalling, but it didn't help. I am using an oppo find x2 pro and am living in China if that helps.

Asked by themachfive 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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All of my open tabs/inactive tabs are suddenly gone. hundreds of them.

D told me to ask support here. my Browser was running slow with having hundreds of tabs open (mostly in inactive section), especially after mobile browser update. Then… (read more)

D told me to ask support here.

my Browser was running slow with having hundreds of tabs open (mostly in inactive section), especially after mobile browser update.

Then I just open Firefox, and everything is Gone.

I go download Firefox on my desktop to attempt to backup up any copy of open tabs.

there are none.

luckily I have my history from my mobile saved on to my desktop.

but from what I read and my understanding, there is no way to backup Firefox history, only bookmarks.

what am I suppose to do? any fix? any recovery to access open tabs? or backup history?

(Note; I have tabs on my mobile browser to Never delete tabs. this glitch is Firefox's problem. I probably would've backed up my tabs if it was still working to fix the slowness issue.)

Asked by lxmadnessxl.yt 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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number of tabs

Kinda just throwing this out here. I have over 5 thousands tabs open on mobile. If I had to wager a guess I'd say I have at least 10,000 if not 20,000. I did actually cou… (read more)

Kinda just throwing this out here. I have over 5 thousands tabs open on mobile. If I had to wager a guess I'd say I have at least 10,000 if not 20,000. I did actually count to the 5,000 for certain. My main question is I just wanna know if there is a way to definitively know how many I have. I know on the desktop version you can and I have done so, but that wont tell you how many are open on mobile. When ever I try to share all tabs my firefox immediately crashes, all the tabs will reopen afterwards. I just really wanna know how many tabs I have so I write down the number and get to closing them. Thank you for reading.

Asked by clarelauterbach 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

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Option to Rename Shortcut While Installing Web App (as Add to Home Screen behaves)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen. However, when attemp… (read more)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen.

However, when attempting to Install a Progressive Web App (from compatible Web App web sites), and clicking Install, it does NOT give you the opportunity to Rename the Shortcut.

In contrast, Chrome/Android allows the name change in both cases (non-Web App and Web App sites).

Is this feature in the works on FireFox Android?

Is there a work-around to Rename Shortcuts either before or after placing them on the Home Screen ?

Asked by JohnRichard 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Homepage

Hi there! I'm kind of clueless with this problem of mine. Is there any way to set a homepage on android firefox, where I hit the home button on the left top corner and it… (read more)

Hi there! I'm kind of clueless with this problem of mine. Is there any way to set a homepage on android firefox, where I hit the home button on the left top corner and it is just going to take me to eg. google.ie? Same like on the dektop one? Also when i hit a link the mobile browser just keeps opening a new tab anytime I click on one of them? Hope it is understandable, english isn't my first language. thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by belabanyai81 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Switching between tabs isn't possible

After updating to the latest version, I am not able have more than one tab open. When I try to open a new tab or switch between open tabs, the browser starts rapidly swit… (read more)

After updating to the latest version, I am not able have more than one tab open. When I try to open a new tab or switch between open tabs, the browser starts rapidly switching the original tab and new tab not allowing you to use either. It only stops when all but one tab is closed. This occasionally happened in the old version but only when the original tab hadn't completely loaded before opening the new tab. The icons in the address bar (reader view etc.) are also constantly flashing regardless of how many tabs are open. Any fixes?

Asked by Obsolete 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Auto refresh issue

Im using firefox since 2012 it was great until a couple month ago. The bug is when im browsing website like a payment page, when i switching between the apps and return t… (read more)

Im using firefox since 2012 it was great until a couple month ago. The bug is when im browsing website like a payment page, when i switching between the apps and return to payment page, the firefox will refreshing the page automatically without asking any permission and payment will get fail error. This is awful

Asked by Its Arta 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Where are my inactive tabs?

I was opening a lot of tabs, however I was not using most of them at the moment. So I enabled the inactive tabs options, but I can't find the tabs anymore. How can I ac… (read more)

I was opening a lot of tabs, however I was not using most of them at the moment. So I enabled the inactive tabs options, but I can't find the tabs anymore. How can I access them? I am attaching photo of the firefox app on my phone .. Thx ..

Asked by m.akram9008 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox for Android re-opens tabs

I'm not sure if this behavior is intended or not.. but it seems unusual and like some sort of glitch. Firefox re-opens tabs after the browser is closed. Say I hypothetic… (read more)

I'm not sure if this behavior is intended or not.. but it seems unusual and like some sort of glitch.

Firefox re-opens tabs after the browser is closed. Say I hypothetically open the app to make a Google search, open a few tabs from the results, do some research, then close the most recent 4 tabs and then immediately close the entire app.

Upon my next opening of the app, I'm served the New Tab screen. Tapping the square icon that brings up my list of currently open tabs, reveals that those 4 tabs from my previous session have returned. This has persisted through the last few updates, and I've just been living with it for a month or two. If I close a bunch of tabs at once and then keep browsing, sometimes I'm able to keep some of them dead, but some will come back I think. It's inconsistent and strange.

Any help is appreciated.

Firefox for Android 117.0.1 Android 10 Build number QP1A.190711 Samsung Note 9 N960U1

Asked by galacticboy2009 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

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Google search on top of list

The new search setting on the address bar is great especially after you decided to diminish your app by only showing me 2 history in an update a year ago. Now i can just … (read more)

The new search setting on the address bar is great especially after you decided to diminish your app by only showing me 2 history in an update a year ago. Now i can just search my history again with more than 2 results. However, i want it defaulted to search my history. Why is Google the default and how can i change it?

Asked by chiashinkoh 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Firefox tabs

On an Android phone you can go to open tabs and close all open apps tabs, etc. On my Android phone I am able to open the folder, empty all open apps and tabs, except for … (read more)

On an Android phone you can go to open tabs and close all open apps tabs, etc. On my Android phone I am able to open the folder, empty all open apps and tabs, except for Firefox. Which was my default browser for the past 20yrs. When I open the folder and close everything, Firefox tabs remain with a large lock in the lower right hand corner. Anyone know what's going on?

Asked by Scott 11 months ago

Last reply by Scott 11 months ago

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Android - random tab navigation when I close multiple tabs

On Android say I have more than 10 tabs open and I want to start closing them. I'm currently on tab A, and then I scroll up to see the rest of the taba and start closing … (read more)

On Android say I have more than 10 tabs open and I want to start closing them. I'm currently on tab A, and then I scroll up to see the rest of the taba and start closing then by either swiping or clicking the X button. After I close 3 or more, Firefox will randomly navigate to another tab.

I would expect for Firefox to stay on the tab A which is the one I has open and never closed, instead of jumping to other tabs at random.

Asked by parietinae 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Transfer thousands of tabs from Android to PC without SYNC or SHARE functionality

So, I have thousands of tabs hoarded that I want to transfer to PC. The normal and obvious solutions would be SYNC, but that outright breaks due to the amount (doesn't re… (read more)

So, I have thousands of tabs hoarded that I want to transfer to PC. The normal and obvious solutions would be SYNC, but that outright breaks due to the amount (doesn't return a thing), while SHARE has a bizarre limit of 99 with a cooldown - would take days at that rate. The bug is already reported, but I don't expect that to be fixed any time soon. So, any alternatives?

Asked by Deiwulf 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 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 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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mobile Firefox (Firefox for Android) deleted all tabs (more than 30) without any warning

I was browsing through Firefox and as usual I had more than 30 tabs open. I have set them to never close and move old tabs to inactive ones. I was watching a video in a … (read more)

I was browsing through Firefox and as usual I had more than 30 tabs open. I have set them to never close and move old tabs to inactive ones. I was watching a video in a tab and closed Firefox then open another app in cellphone and then after some hours I reopen Firefox and there was only 1 tab (wordreference.com) What happened to the other 30 tabs? They're nowhere. I looked for support and there are many threads and videos for the desktop version but almos inexistent for Firefox Android version. There must be an explanation for this issue and perhaps a solution or workaround. Thank you.

Asked by albmtnez77 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Firefox Android

Hello, This is the second time all open tabs were closed after a update. What the hell! In the past there were never that kind of problem. You don't know how much work t… (read more)

Hello, This is the second time all open tabs were closed after a update. What the hell! In the past there were never that kind of problem. You don't know how much work that is for to reopen all tabs again. Why does that happen?

Asked by alex7401 10 months ago

Last reply by Medhasree Suram 9 months ago