My tabs disappeared. Any way to get them back?

ALL of my Firefox tabs have disappeared. Is there any way to retrieve them? Not sure how and when I lost my tabs. I had closed all my programs and shut down my computer, … (read more)

ALL of my Firefox tabs have disappeared. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Not sure how and when I lost my tabs. I had closed all my programs and shut down my computer, and when I turned it back on and clicked on Firefox, there were no tabs at all.

I forgot that I'm not supposed to shut down Firefox when that happens, but I panicked. When I restarted, still no tabs, of course.

My bookmarks are also gone.

I can see some of my recent history, but that's really no help.

This is a disaster. If I'm really out of luck, is there an add-on I can install that will save my tabs and bookmarks, in case this happens again?

TIA for any suggestions.

Asked by marlenesmail 39 minutes ago

FireFox Security Issues, Im unable to access any sites unless i uninstall and reinstall the app every time i close it fully.

Recently, I've been unable to access any site using firefox, but it works if I reinstall the app every single time I fully close it. I do not know why this is happening, … (read more)

Recently, I've been unable to access any site using firefox, but it works if I reinstall the app every single time I fully close it. I do not know why this is happening, but the sites I use are all secure sites, and today firefox started saying that they arent secure, I can't even search for ANYTHING using fire fox. Please help me fix this.

Asked by jada0g 1 hour ago

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to be a real Catch-22???

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to b… (read more)

when trying to Create and Account at/in the Firefox installation page, it says I'm NOT CONNECTED, yet I'm currently on the internet with several other items. Seems to be a real Catch-22???

Asked by bobpak1 1 hour ago

retrieve former bookmarks

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox brow… (read more)

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox browser app. to gain better access to my email account (because the old version of Safari that came with the vintage OS re-installation is no longer viable)

My questions are: 1. Do my former bookmarks (or the Waterfox profile that they were stored in) still exist somewhere? and 2. Is it possible to retrieve them to replace (and/or add them to) the new profiled bookmarks created with the updated Waterfox app.?

I've already tried following some of the suggested help from the forum questions that I read here, but have been disheartened because no backups for my years of bookmarking seem to exist. Sadly, I never knew that there was a way to back up bookmarks prior to this recent investigation.

Asked by briandn07 1 hour ago

temporary lock on auto fill when submitting computer for serivce

I am going to give my computer to a service person. Is it possible to put a temporary block on auto fill, and then be able to restore autofill when I have my computer bac… (read more)

I am going to give my computer to a service person. Is it possible to put a temporary block on auto fill, and then be able to restore autofill when I have my computer back? (I am not a "power use" - perhaps this function is readily available....) thanks for your help Martha

Asked by marthasandefer 2 hours ago

Mouse-over text hidden by large Windows mouse pointer

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the… (read more)

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the point would be great. Is there an about: that will do that?

Asked by bfrg1513 2 hours ago

I lost my bookmarks after a "reset" in windows 10 and have no clue how to restore them?!

Is there a way to restore my previous list of bookmarks after losing my firefox browser along with my startpage search? After I did a "reset" I ended up with everything M… (read more)

Is there a way to restore my previous list of bookmarks after losing my firefox browser along with my startpage search? After I did a "reset" I ended up with everything MS and with that, I lost my browser and search...stuck with Edge and other such stuff?

Asked by meestertim 2 hours ago

Appearance of my windows / tabs has changed without my permission or download of updates

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it… (read more)

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it has become a burden trying to figure out how to navigate each window / tab I have open. Ex: some things that were in my toolbar have disappeared. Also, there used to be a pair of vertical arrows I could click once to zoom in or out. Now it has disappeared and I have to go up to the main FF menu then click View then click Zoom then click one of four menu items. This is nuts and adds several more steps to what used to be one simple step. WHY???? I have not downloaded any new recent versions of FF and yet all these changes were made anyway without my knowing it or asking for it. How can I get back to my former version that I was happy with?

Asked by SusieB 2 days ago

Last reply by SusieB 3 hours ago

some black screem pop up

It's my fast day in Firefox browser but I am little bit unsatisfied as sometime a small black screen pop up by which I cannot interact with the product properly. I have s… (read more)

It's my fast day in Firefox browser but I am little bit unsatisfied as sometime a small black screen pop up by which I cannot interact with the product properly. I have share one screenshot of a YouTube video, you can clearly see that two small black box is there in the video. You may check the video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9A_KkNyxh8. I really become very angry when it happen, for that I cannot even sign in into my google account properly.

Asked by karanadhikary811720 3 hours ago

Fire fox keeps crashing on bootup

Firefox keeps crashing, when I boot it up a prompt appears for half a second asking if I'd like to go to safe mode, but the prompt window instantly closes after half a se… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing, when I boot it up a prompt appears for half a second asking if I'd like to go to safe mode, but the prompt window instantly closes after half a second. I have tried refreshing the app, uninstalling, and reinstalling, and nothing seems to work. The app was working a day before this. How can I get it to work properly again? It is worth noting that I had to ask my parents to allow my computer to use firefox the day before all this happened, but after that, it worked fine. Only now there are crashes every time.

Asked by famarquesarchilla 22 hours ago

Last reply by famarquesarchilla 4 hours ago

Search function (ctrl+F) goes to wrong location when viewing pdf

If I'm viewing a pdf in firefox, and I search for a word using ctrl+F, the viewer should jump to the location of the word. But recently for me the viewer is showing the w… (read more)

If I'm viewing a pdf in firefox, and I search for a word using ctrl+F, the viewer should jump to the location of the word. But recently for me the viewer is showing the wrong spot in the document. This happens for all pdfs.

For example, if a pdf has the word "fox" on page 4, when I use ctrl+F to search for "fox", firefox will jump to page 3 of the document, not page 4. I have to scroll around searching for the word.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by lausanne1787 4 hours ago

Toolbar folders -> drop down orientation problem -> screen limit not recognised

Hello: Quite a few iterations of Firefox ago (cannot recall which), the orientation of the drop down menu listing the bookmarks inside any folder in the toolbar was eithe… (read more)

Hello:

Quite a few iterations of Firefox ago (cannot recall which), the orientation of the drop down menu listing the bookmarks inside any folder in the toolbar was either towards the 'left' or towards the 'right', depending of the amount of screen real estate available to the right side of the screen where it was opened.

If the listing could not be properly seen by opening the drop down menu towards the 'right', it would be opened towards the 'left'.

This worked perfectly well with my three screen setup, with Firefox in a window in the centre screen. ie: Firefox knew it was inside a three screen wide setup and in the centre screen, so it also "knew" that the right edge of the centre screen was the limit for available screen real estate.

At some time this stopped working in the described manner.

It seems that Firefox now ignores the right edge of the centre screen and as a result the drop down menu for any folder in the toolbar opens to the 'right' and invades the right screen. (see attached screen capture)

If Firefox is opened in a window inside the right screen, it proeprly recognises the right edge of the screen as the limit and acts accordingly.

This is quite a problem for me: I make intensive use of the toolbar with bookmarks inside folders and subfolders and this heavily affects my everyday work.

Is there a way to get back to how it used to be? ie: Firefox using the right edge of the screen it is opened in as the limit to open a drop down menu.

Thanks in advance,

S.

Asked by sawbona1 1 week ago

Last reply by sawbona1 5 hours ago

Wired search results for same phrase

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot 2 https://www.google.com/search?clie… (read more)

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results

  1. 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot
  1. 2 https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox&q=sopot

I incude pic of those search.

Only difference is : client=ms-google&q vs client=firefox&q

but this only affect this 1 pc , on other one search results is same ( pic#2)

Can some 1 explain me what is going here ? i prefer #2 option but atm what i will get #1 or #2 is totaly random and i dont know why it is happed.


Ty for any help

Asked by knatora 5 hours ago

Suddenly cannot open local .py files (Python source files) as plain text

Hello. Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what … (read more)

Hello.

Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what I want; e.g., it is a way that I view my notes, refer to examples, and so on.

Starting a few days ago, when I click such a link, I now get a pop-up window with the two options "Open with" or "Save file." I have tried a number of things to get back to the old behavior, including deleting the handlers.json file in my Profile folder, running a full Refresh, and creating a new profile. None of these got me back to the old behavior: displaying the .py file as plain text.

If I set the "Open with" option in that pop-up window to Firefox, I just keep getting the pop-up over and over again, while a new tab is created each time.

Note: if I look at a .py file on GitHub, there is no problem: again, the file just displays.

I suspected this behavior is connected with my having installed the latest version of Python (3.9.6) a few days ago, and I just confirmed this by updating Python on another machine. That is, on the other machine, the .py file would display as plain text until just now, after I update Python there.

So, I believe the Python installation is the cause of the problem, but, nonetheless, it seems to me that I should be able to set (or unset?) something within Firefox to make .py files open as plain text, as they used to.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bjkeefe 5 hours ago

Firefox Browser no longerdefault why

after an update by who I do not know I now find my browser is no longer Firefox but MS Edge, I cannot find any way to revert to firefox all attempts are blocked my MS Sa… (read more)

after an update by who I do not know I now find my browser is no longer Firefox but MS Edge, I cannot find any way to revert to firefox all attempts are blocked my MS Saying Firefox is an unsafe source Help

Asked by rwbg04774 5 hours ago