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Links suddenly not opening in a new tab (since last update?)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab. However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I cl… (read more)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab.

However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I click on a link it opens it in the same tab.

I've checked options in "preferences" and can't find any option other than "open links in tabs instead of new windows".

I have also gone into "about:config" and checked the "browser.link.open_newwindow" which is correctly marked 3 (tabs).

I've disabled all add-ons but this did not solve the problem. :(

I'd appreciate any help ;) Thanks

Asked by nee_m_d 4 hours ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 hour ago

Automatic tab change

Hello guys, I have trouble for a few days, when I open a new Tab, Firefox automatically switched to it, whereas this behavior is disabled in the settings, for a long time… (read more)

Hello guys, I have trouble for a few days, when I open a new Tab, Firefox automatically switched to it, whereas this behavior is disabled in the settings, for a long time... As you can see on the screenshot. I try to reactivate it, and nothing happened, so I disabled it, but no result either.

Do you guys notice the same trouble ?

Asked by Minato 21 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 21 hours ago

This is getting old. Pinned tabs disappear and must be re-entered by hand. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore does not work

Why? I note there are over 2300 people who have reported this issue. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore looses saved sessions and replaces them with sessions with o… (read more)

Why? I note there are over 2300 people who have reported this issue. The Extension, Tabs Backup and Restore looses saved sessions and replaces them with sessions with only a few tabs. 1. What can I do until someone fixes FF? 2. When it is going to be fixed? Is there an extension that works to restore pinned tabs?

I have now spent several hours re-pinning tabs.

Asked by jamesosbourneholmes 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Moving tabs to below the address bar Firefox 84

Hello, For some reason my Firefox upgraded without my permission last night. I usually refuse the pop ups because every time there's an update it takes me forever to get… (read more)

Hello, For some reason my Firefox upgraded without my permission last night. I usually refuse the pop ups because every time there's an update it takes me forever to get things back the way I like them.

That said, this time around I can NOT get the tabs to reposition underneath the address bar. HELP?

I have this in my userChrome.css which I believe is where the setting / option should be.


@namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul); /* TABS: on bottom */

  1. navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
  2. TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000!important}
  1. TabsToolbar {
position: absolute !important;
bottom: 0 !important;
width: 100vw !important;

}

Asked by trekrjill 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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 4 months ago

Last reply by the_new_mr 1 week ago

Tabs from previous session were not reloaded

I have Firefox set to restore tabs from the previous session. That works great ... until I set Edge as the default browser in order to do some troubleshooting. Then I s… (read more)

I have Firefox set to restore tabs from the previous session. That works great ... until I set Edge as the default browser in order to do some troubleshooting. Then I set FF back to the default browser, started FF, and the tabs weren't there from the previous session. There was only one tab, the which was the Homepage. Is there some way that I can restore all of those tabs when I start FF?

Asked by Ali Bertarian 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox Tabs will not allow me to set a default home page to display

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I wa… (read more)

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I want to land on my chosen web site, in this case, Google.com. The previous versions of Firefox that I've had always allowed this. Please allow people to chose their own open tab page. Thanks!

Asked by tethys 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Can't restore the previous session

Hi! I have a lot of tabs in Mozilla browser. Sometimes I open one of them separately - but mostly I work in one window. I closed that window with loads of tabs - but afte… (read more)

Hi! I have a lot of tabs in Mozilla browser. Sometimes I open one of them separately - but mostly I work in one window. I closed that window with loads of tabs - but after I started it again - Mozilla showed me just 1 tab. I entered History and tried to restore closed windows - and got all 1-tab-windows for the last couple of days - but not the window with all my tabs! I tried to restore the reserve copy - https://skr.sh/i/301220/1VuOM7Wm.jpg?download=1&name=%D0%A1%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%88%D0%BE%D1%82%2030-12-2020%2013:58:34.jpg - but none of them works! Please, help!

Asked by mariyaglushkova 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Tevin 2 weeks ago

Windows Firefox: how to automatically remember all open tabs

I was doing some research yesterday and had a multitude of tabs open with various stages of information. I took a break and when I returned, Windows had rebooted in order… (read more)

I was doing some research yesterday and had a multitude of tabs open with various stages of information. I took a break and when I returned, Windows had rebooted in order to make/install some Windows updates. As a result, I "lost all the open tabs".

Is there a make Firefox remember what tabs I have open such that, if the computer crashes, reboots or I accidentally hit the "X" in the upper right-hand corner, Firefox will remember all the tabs I had open and go there when I open Firefox again???

I have Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit), supposedly the latest version at this time.

TIA, Luis

Asked by lflluch 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

How can I recover pinned tabs?

In my main window i had pinned tabs + some tabs. I opened a new window and closed main one. I thought main one would restore as it did get restored earlier too. But this … (read more)

In my main window i had pinned tabs + some tabs. I opened a new window and closed main one.

I thought main one would restore as it did get restored earlier too.

But this time firefox got updated as i closed new window later on. Now i have lost my tabs.

How to restore them. Pls help.

Asked by aedyn 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Drag a tab and it becomes a window.

In chrome if you drag a tab away from the tab bar it becomes its own window while still dragging and as such you can drag a tag out and snap-it to the screen edge in one … (read more)

In chrome if you drag a tab away from the tab bar it becomes its own window while still dragging and as such you can drag a tag out and snap-it to the screen edge in one motion.... But... in Firefox a dragged tab only become a window after you left it go and the windows title bar isnt even positioned where it was dragged to.

So is there a way to make my firefox tabs behave like chrome tabs do?

I move my tabs around a lot and this is literally the only reason i use chrome instead of firefox.

Asked by Jessica 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

When reopening FF, defaults to previous single malicious tab which is COMPLETELY preventing me from deleting it - how can I get rid of same without having to open an entirely NEW session??

[Both antimalware operations run - Malwarebytes premium trial, and RogueKiller (in Safe Mode) came back as there being no detections / clean, BTW; does that mean any infe… (read more)

[Both antimalware operations run - Malwarebytes premium trial, and RogueKiller (in Safe Mode) came back as there being no detections / clean, BTW; does that mean any infection hasn't migrated to my PC from FF?]

Tried accessing 'places' file on my desktop as seemingly directed; cannot open with another browser (Opera) nor otherwise - to further clarify, malicious tab in question will not allow me to: close it - by either clicking on its 'x', or right-clicking to use 'Close Tab' option in pulldown menu, nor use the previous page arrow, or return to home / the Google search engine screen, ANY other tab which is part of that session.....is there any way to change the default function so it DOESN'T automatically land every time on THAT precise tab upon reopening, and I can then go to History / previous sites visited to delete? Again, there are a LOT of webpages the links of which I haven't had a chance to copy & paste into an email for myself, and I'm hoping that completely eliminating them all, can be avoided......thanks

Asked by ogam5 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (read more)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

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 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 weeks ago

Non-pinned tabs are not being restored when I restart the browser

Okay, so I have the option set in Preferences -> General for "Restore previous session". However, when I restart the browser, all my open tabs are lost EXCEPT for any … (read more)

Okay, so I have the option set in Preferences -> General for "Restore previous session".

However, when I restart the browser, all my open tabs are lost EXCEPT for any pinned tabs.

Does anybody know why this would be?

Asked by David 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago