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Closing last tab restores old tab

When closing the last tab, instead of closing, Firefox restores a tab from a previous session. This session history can also get queued, so if I have closed Firefox with … (read more)

When closing the last tab, instead of closing, Firefox restores a tab from a previous session. This session history can also get queued, so if I have closed Firefox with a tab open on more than one occasion, it will restore that many times. Once closing this restored tab, it does appear to remove it from the old session 'queue'.

When I close the last tab, it should _never_ restore an old tab. I'm fine with an about:blank or something similar (closing the browser is preferred), but of all the actions to restore a session, closing the last tab is wildly unexpected.

Asked by mark270 13 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 8 hours ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Startup tabs

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, bu… (read more)

I want FF to open multiple sites when I first load the program. But, I don't want them all to be included as a home page selection. I can do this in Chrome and Edge, but I don't see how in FF. Currently, every time I hit the home icon in FF, all tabs are reloaded to the same tabs that are already open.

Asked by pdougan1 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Website always opens in container, "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" doesn't work

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit) I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open … (read more)

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open in no container. The context menu choice to "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" seems to ignored.

The issue: I have to different logins for a site (dev.azure.com). I open one in the work container and the other in no container. I didn't realize the open in container would operate only on the domain, which makes sense in hindsight. However, now the site is broken for one of the sites, and I can't find where to reset this choice. How do I do that?

Asked by nancy.folsom 3 days ago

Answered by nancy.folsom 3 days ago

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Firefox keeps opening new sessions

It been now the second time that upon opening firefox, it doesn't open the previous session but a new one. It's the second time that I loose ALL my tabs. The "restore pre… (read more)

It been now the second time that upon opening firefox, it doesn't open the previous session but a new one. It's the second time that I loose ALL my tabs. The "restore previous session" is greyed, I tried the about:sessionrestore but it doesn't give me the possibility to restore the previous session, and on my computer, the sessionstore backup just has the restoresession from today. Is there any way to avoid this?

Asked by fatimouna 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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firefox tab

hey,yesterday i saw this folder "weitere lesezeichen" in the top right , next to my save tabs. how can i delete it or deactivate ? never had it before. hope someone has a… (read more)

hey,yesterday i saw this folder "weitere lesezeichen" in the top right , next to my save tabs. how can i delete it or deactivate ? never had it before. hope someone has an idea how can i fix it. thanks for help.

Asked by dominik.kiwitt 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (read more)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 3 months ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 3 months ago

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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 1 week ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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Create a group of related tabs

I have open half a dozen or so tabs related to one subject. I would like to put them all into one "super tab", such that only the super tab shows as an open tab. Then, by… (read more)

I have open half a dozen or so tabs related to one subject. I would like to put them all into one "super tab", such that only the super tab shows as an open tab. Then, by clicking on that tab, it would show the tabs within it, any one or more of which could be selected. Is this possible, and if so how is it done? Perhaps there's an add-on or extension that would do this.

I have already created a multi-tab bookmark that sorta, maybe accomplishes the same thing. But it's not as convenient as what I envision as described above.

Thanks for any advice or words of wisdom.

Asked by Ron 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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About opening a tab in a new tab (not new window) conveniently

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in… (read more)

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in a new tab (while Shift+click can open in a new window as expected). I'm not sure if it's a problem, but I hope Firefox can have this feature so that opening a link in a new tab can be more convenient.

Besides, in some browsers, drag a link to a nearby place will open in a new tab. However, in Firefox, this manner does not work, unless I drag a link to the tabs bar.

Asked by SolidBlock 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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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 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

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Firefox opens with huge number of tabs whose access brings Firefox to a halt

When Firefox is launched on my Mac desktop, it takes a long time to display a browser window, and the window is filled with innumerable tabs whose origins I can't underst… (read more)

When Firefox is launched on my Mac desktop, it takes a long time to display a browser window, and the window is filled with innumerable tabs whose origins I can't understand. I have tried many of the remedies suggested for dealing with too many tabs, and none seem to work. I trashed the Firefox application and the folder /User/Library/Application_Support/Firefox, restarted the Mac, and Firefox works well for a while, but when I do a Google Search the browser window is suddenly populated with huge numbers of tabs that seem similar to what I have seen in past occasions, and Firefox stalls. Are there some other files containing a record of all these tabs that I can delete, to stop this from happening?

I can't "Refresh Firefox", because Firefox is unusable at the point when the problem occurs.

Asked by ronthrun 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Disable automatic tab pinning behavior?

I still haven't understood how exact this works in Firefox, but apparently if I open a link in a new tab, the parent tab is automatically pinned? How do I disable this au… (read more)

I still haven't understood how exact this works in Firefox, but apparently if I open a link in a new tab, the parent tab is automatically pinned? How do I disable this automatic pinning of tabs? It is driving me nuts since the tabs are small and hard on my motor skills.

Asked by Vijay Venkataraman 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox 84.01 no Restore All Tabs on Restart function

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like… (read more)

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like to use multiple tabs all the time so this is a necessity for me.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by gillie2tat 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How to prevent every link I click to open in a new tab

I just came back to Firefox after about 2 months, as Microsoft crushed my OS with their fall feature update. I could not get many items running, and just had to start fro… (read more)

I just came back to Firefox after about 2 months, as Microsoft crushed my OS with their fall feature update. I could not get many items running, and just had to start from scratch.

That being said, I surely do not recall that every time I clicked a link, it would open in a new tab. I mean, every single time. Who ever thought that was a good idea.

Anyone have a clue as to what's happening here? I usually only want a new tab to open when either I choose it as a right-click option, or when builders have invested it specifically in their code, as they know it will navigate away from their site, etc...

I would be most thankful to get this baby back running like normal. Your help is appreciated!

Btw, fresh windows 10 install. The only extensions I have running are adblock, lastpass, blur, downloadthemall and new tab homepage (which just let's me determine the page address.)

Asked by Dave Z 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago