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Unwanted tabs opening in Firefox at startup

Multi unwanted tabs are opening every time I open Firefox. When closing Firefox I tell it to close all tabs and when I reopen Firefox they all come back. I have even tr… (read more)

Multi unwanted tabs are opening every time I open Firefox. When closing Firefox I tell it to close all tabs and when I reopen Firefox they all come back. I have even tried closing them all individually, one at a time, and they still return after closing. How do I modify it so that I get to only the ones that were open at close?

Asked by falaniz 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Tab Settings

I want a link to open in a new tab after I left-click. So I have the "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" setting checked. But it doesn't work, when I click a l… (read more)

I want a link to open in a new tab after I left-click. So I have the "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" setting checked. But it doesn't work, when I click a link it opens in that tab. So I unchecked the box, and still, the link opens in that tab. It doesn't open in a new tab or window.

Isn't there a way to have a link open in a new tab? Or the only way to do it would be left click and go to the "open link in new tab" part of the pop up window?

Asked by Steve09 1 month ago

Answered by Scribe 1 month ago

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Pressing Alt 7 opens Bing.

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening? … (read more)

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening?

Asked by preciouslepelblad 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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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 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month 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 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 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 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by nancy.folsom 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month 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 month ago

Answered by Scribe 1 month 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 4 months ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 4 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 month ago

Answered by Scribe 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month 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 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months 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 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago