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Lost inactive tabs due to crash - any possibility to restore?

Dear Community, I used for three days the function sync on firefox. In this procedure I wanted to transfer my android tabs to my desktop pc. On my desktop pc I have seen … (read more)

Dear Community,

I used for three days the function sync on firefox. In this procedure I wanted to transfer my android tabs to my desktop pc. On my desktop pc I have seen all tabs of my android phone. So I have started to transfer the tabs to my desktop pc. After a short time my mozilla firefox on android crashed and after my restart of my android firefox all inactive tabs were gone.

So this was my first time, when I made this bad experience in over more than 15 years of using firefox. Meanwhile I searched for different solutions, but nothing fitted to my challenge.

I hope really, that somebody could help me:

  • Is there any possibilty to see the cache on the desktop pc from the android data, which was seen in the sync tunnel?
  • Is something saved on the sync cloud, where I could get data from?
  • Is a cache file existing of the sync data?
  • Is there any option of old session restore? If yes, where can I find different backup files on android?
  • Can I connect with e.g. SDK in the developer mode and get files of sessionstore.js? A JASON file of the inactive tabs would be really nice.
  • Any other developer modes, which could be helpful? Trouble Shooting?
  • Can I root the mobile phone afterwards and get hidden files of firefox?
  • Are there any other unvisible places, where the data of deleted inactive files could be find?
  • Can I access data through the android firefox browser?
  • Perhaps you will have a solution through SDK?
  • Do you have other devtools to try? I am fine with remote debugging through usb, if you will have a solution for it.

I appreciate your support and hope to find a solution for my request. I loved firefox for a long time.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards

Asked by MozFireLove 12 hours ago

Firefox for Android Every Link Click Makes a Tab

Using 94.1.2 FF Daylight on Android. Everytime a link is clicked a new tab is made, perhaps every new search too. Whatever it is, too many tabs are being generated by m… (read more)

Using 94.1.2 FF Daylight on Android. Everytime a link is clicked a new tab is made, perhaps every new search too. Whatever it is, too many tabs are being generated by my browsing and I spend a lot of time controlling and reducing way too many tabs. And there's no apparent way to just say go to the link in the same tab, not in settings and about:config is disabled in Daylight FF. I like less tabs and just use the back button. It might be my imagination but newer versions of FF seem setup to make more tabs vs older versions? Anyway, I ask for a way in settings to make less tabs. Thanks.

Asked by leegold2 1 day ago

Last reply by Seburo 18 hours 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 3 weeks ago

Answered by Kiki 3 weeks ago

opening links in background on android

Hi, So in the "old" Firefox on android there was a possibility to have links opened in the background. This was removed with the overhaul update and I have been missing i… (read more)

Hi,

So in the "old" Firefox on android there was a possibility to have links opened in the background. This was removed with the overhaul update and I have been missing it ever since.

Right now I'm using pocket to have the links opened in the background but pocket outright sucks, it never shows the whole proper article and reddit pages are not shown properly either, it even makes those pages unreadable and its not showing the comments.

So to this point I am about to ditch pocket again. But I want to know if Firefox will bring back the background opening or did it purposely removed it so people would use pocket more?

If Firefox is sadly not bringing it back, I do believe Firefox is no longer my go to option and sadly forced to look for a browser that still have the background option.

Please let me know if Firefox will bring this feature back in the near future or not.

Asked by BrowniePoint 3 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 weeks ago

data browsing restore

Hey, i have accidentally deleted my browsing data and most importantly all my open tabs from my android, is there any chance i can restore it? Thanks a lot … (read more)

Hey, i have accidentally deleted my browsing data and most importantly all my open tabs from my android, is there any chance i can restore it?

Thanks a lot

Asked by Kristine.blumere 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 weeks ago

Selection of tabs disappears after sending them to desktop

Hi, I used to be able to select multiple tabs and send them to my desktop. Then, the selection was still there so I could close the already selected tabs. NOW, the featur… (read more)

Hi,

I used to be able to select multiple tabs and send them to my desktop. Then, the selection was still there so I could close the already selected tabs.

NOW, the feature is out. It just jumps to my current tab.

Please help to fix this.

Asked by Tiberiu 2 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

browser tabs

When I close tabs on my Android (not all tabs but usually a few) sometimes I'll open the app later and find the tabs have returned, is there anyway to make the tabs stay … (read more)

When I close tabs on my Android (not all tabs but usually a few) sometimes I'll open the app later and find the tabs have returned, is there anyway to make the tabs stay closed? Sometimes I'll close like 10 then find them randomly back next time I use Firefox

Asked by stevenkellock 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

Tab bar

Is there Andy was to geht back the tab bar? I do not want to use Chrome but the last changes in mobile Firfox are annoying! Not only the tab bar is missing, the new look … (read more)

Is there Andy was to geht back the tab bar? I do not want to use Chrome but the last changes in mobile Firfox are annoying! Not only the tab bar is missing, the new look (theme) is aweful too.

Asked by Christian 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month 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 2 months ago

Answered by Seburo 1 month ago

Undo closed tab reopens tab to the top of list instead of previously used position

Say I have 50 tabs open and I accidentally close the bottom tab and hit "Undo" in the popup. Instead of placing the tab back into the spot it was previously in the list, … (read more)

Say I have 50 tabs open and I accidentally close the bottom tab and hit "Undo" in the popup. Instead of placing the tab back into the spot it was previously in the list, it is placed at the very top of the list so I have to scroll way up to the top to open it. This wouldn't be the end of the world but you also can't rearrange tabs....

Asked by mswanson 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

How can I disable the new tab grouping features

I'm on android nightly 94. Some recent changes started grouping tabs in two different way, both of which have degraded my experience in the app. The first is grouping ina… (read more)

I'm on android nightly 94. Some recent changes started grouping tabs in two different way, both of which have degraded my experience in the app.

The first is grouping inactive tabs, I have Firefox set to not automatically close inactive tabs but I'm still kind of paranoid Firefox is going to close them anyway. Even if it won't, then it's just hiding them from view and makes me forget about them. I would rather they got some kind of icon or label instead.

The second is the very new search term labeling. This isn't a bad idea, but in practice it's absolutely miserable. My search terms are full to the brim with typos that google gracefully handles but firefox just leaves as incoherent labels on my tabs that makes no sense. Plus I will frequently reuse an open tab for a new search, meaning the label is completely irrelevant to what's now in the tab. The worst part is that the vast majority of my tabs are in a group labelled "other", meaning this feature just poinlessly segregates a handful of tabs and pulls them all the way to the top of the list. When it does decide a tab gets a label, that also means they're no longer in recently created order, so I have no sense of static positioning in the tab list. Plus it makes the tab list way longer overall.

Attached is a screenshot exhibiting my inability to type accurately on a phone keyboard and the search labels inability to correctly match the contents of a tab.

All in all, I think these features a huge downgrade in terms of usability, I have a short term memory disorder and I know it makes things much harder on me. I would like to be able to disable them somehow, but I can't find any toggles or anything anywhere.

Asked by jabrouwer82 2 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 months ago