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For some reason everytime I start firefox now. My home page pops up like its suposed to but I get this stupid advertisement from firefox trying to get me to install firef… (read more)

For some reason everytime I start firefox now. My home page pops up like its suposed to but I get this stupid advertisement from firefox trying to get me to install firefox monitor on a seperate tab over my homepage I just want my home page tab to open and nothing else when I open fire fox. I dont need any other suggestions or help from firefox every morning..

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Asked by djjacob76 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Archit 3 weeks ago

Selected tab is blank

Has anyone noticed for a while now that sometimes when selecting as tab, the page remains blank? It appears the page load process is interrupted. The url is erased from … (read more)

Has anyone noticed for a while now that sometimes when selecting as tab, the page remains blank? It appears the page load process is interrupted. The url is erased from the navigation field. I use the and the "Reload in address bar" addon, which puts a "Reload Current Page" button in the navigation field, and that button disappears as well, along with the other "Reload Current Page" button on the navigation toolbar.

Also, when trying to login here, I got this error message. See attached

Asked by noel_envode 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Unknown entry in web history while laptop was off

Hey guys, in my website history I found a link for a website that I didnt visit and also it happened while I was away. No one has access to my laptop. Is it possible that… (read more)

Hey guys, in my website history I found a link for a website that I didnt visit and also it happened while I was away. No one has access to my laptop.

Is it possible thats a mistake? Or that while my laptop was in sleep mode he somehow went there? But I didnt have internet connection then.

It was microsoft support website https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/examples-of-office-product-keys-7d48285b-20e8-4b9b-91ad-216e34163bad?wt.mc_id=enterpk2016&ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us

Any ideas what it could have been?

Asked by 369n 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

I've lost the pop-up which asks if I want to close the page - how do I get it back

I've somehow managed to lose the pop-up window which asks if you want to close the page- can you please advise how to re-install it.Note I'm no techno so a simple answer … (read more)

I've somehow managed to lose the pop-up window which asks if you want to close the page- can you please advise how to re-install it.Note I'm no techno so a simple answer please!

Asked by angelageorge971 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 3 weeks 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 5 months ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 3 weeks ago

App Tabs not saving on exit

I'd been having issues with connectivity (local issues, wireless AP connection), and one day this week the browser had issues loading my saved tabs, I'm suspecting becaus… (read more)

I'd been having issues with connectivity (local issues, wireless AP connection), and one day this week the browser had issues loading my saved tabs, I'm suspecting because of my poor connectivity, so I close the browser, disconnect from my AP, reconnect, fire up Firefox again (it tells me it's applying updates before it loads up), and a blank screen with my homepage loads up instead of my saved tabs and settings. I don't know what's caused that, but it's led to the issues I'm having now.

I laid out the page the way it was before I was having these connectivity issues, with 5 app tabs (Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and one other) and a few normal tabs. I closed the browser, reopened, and now what it's doing is making the Facebook app tab and the Instagram app tab open up as normal tabs, unlike before when they stayed as app tabs. To be clear, if I rearrange these two to be app tabs and shut down the browser, then reopen it, the app tabs begin as normal when the browser opens, until they start loading up... THEN it changes ONLY THESE TWO app tabs back to normal tabs.

Nothing has changed in my settings; I don't clear browser history on exit, I have Restore Previous Session always ticked. I still can't tell what's causing this.

Asked by vk2farg 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

Tab detach no longer working?

When I'm working, I usually like to have two windows open using screen partitions. I frequently will drag a tab to another window or create a new window by dragging a tab… (read more)

When I'm working, I usually like to have two windows open using screen partitions. I frequently will drag a tab to another window or create a new window by dragging a tab to an empty space on my screen. Sometime in the last couple weeks, I noticed that this no longer works for me. I checked about:config in the address bar, and tab detach was still set to true. Does anyone know what might be going on and how I can fix this?

Asked by robblock91 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

colorful tabs

Hello, I would like my tabs to be different colors. I used to use an add on called Colorful Tabs, but then when Firefox updated years ago, it wouldn't work anymore. How c… (read more)

Hello, I would like my tabs to be different colors. I used to use an add on called Colorful Tabs, but then when Firefox updated years ago, it wouldn't work anymore. How can I do that? I see that add on is back but it says Not monitored for Security. What to do? thanks!

Asked by katgirlblue 4 weeks ago

Last reply by kgersen 4 weeks ago

New Tabs page is Reset - all saved tabs are GONE !????

Magically? As in Evil, Stupid Magic. Turn off computer. Turn back on 2 hours later: New Tabs page has Completely Reset. All Saved Tabs are gone? Really. Who thought thi… (read more)

Magically? As in Evil, Stupid Magic. Turn off computer. Turn back on 2 hours later: New Tabs page has Completely Reset. All Saved Tabs are gone? Really. Who thought this was a good idea? Let's fuck with the users and screw their saved bookmarks. Nice. Twice, over the past 2 months. And, my other extensions should In No Fucking Way be the Issue. C'mon developers, quit trying to make Firefox 'prettier'..! Just make it work consistently.

Asked by brady 4 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 weeks ago

Undo Close Tab doesn't actually undo last tab closed

So, I have a bad habit of keeping pages open in my browser and letting them accumulate in order to read them at a later date. Bad habit, I know. But, when going through a… (read more)

So, I have a bad habit of keeping pages open in my browser and letting them accumulate in order to read them at a later date. Bad habit, I know. But, when going through and closing old tabs I no longer need, I noticed that the undo close tab button doesn't actually undo the tab you just closed. Instead of re-opening the tab you most recently closed, it re-opens whichever tab you closed recently which most recently *opened*. For example - say I have seven tabs open, with tab one being on the left/opened first, and tab seven being on the right/opened most recently. If I close tab seven and then close tab two, and then I click the undo close tab button, tab seven will be the one to be re-opened, even though it was closed before I closed tab two. Likewise, the tabs on the far left won't show up under recently closed tabs if there are tabs further to the right that were closed, even if they were closed before the tabs on the left.

I discovered this while clearing out tabs I had open. I closed several tabs on the right/most-recent, and then went to the left/oldest tabs and started closing those. I realized after opening a tab that I still kind of needed that page for other things. However, when I went to undo close tab, the tab that opened wasn't the tab I had just closed, it was one of the tabs I had closed several minutes prior that were on the right/most-recent side of the page. The tab which I closed on accident was nowhere to be found in my history.

Asked by khandnalie 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Help with Tabs

Just when I think I have it figured out, I don't. When I open Firefox, I want outlook.live.com to be the first thing I see in the first tab and I want it to always stay t… (read more)

Just when I think I have it figured out, I don't. When I open Firefox, I want outlook.live.com to be the first thing I see in the first tab and I want it to always stay that way. I'm constantly having to change my Permanent Tabs and it's a waste of my time. And when I select to open a tab, half the time I never get a chance to open a different tab before the website opens and then everything is screwed up again. I have tried to open the tab first, but that doesn't seem to work.

At first I thought I needed to open a tab for Firefox Home Page to sign in, but I'm ALWAYS signed in. In the menu options, I see "exit" but nothing to log out. Do I presume that I am always logged in to Firefox?

Do I need a separate tab for Grammarly? I have the extension in my add-ons and after I choose it and sign in I don't know what to do with this add-on. The only options I see are to keep a tab open for this, but I usually close it after logging in. Is there something else I need to do? I cannot minimize this page.

Asked by Rhonda 1 month ago

Last reply by tjn21 1 month ago

All Pinned And Open Tabs Lost ☹

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closin… (read more)

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closing Firefox and restarting it would fix the issue. I did just that, closed Firefox and reopened it to find that ALL of my pinned and open tabs were GONE. This also happens if another instance of Firefox is opened and I close my main one first by accident and then close the other Firefox instance - ALL TABS LOST.

This is what I have done: • I started to restore the pinned tabs as I could remember what they were but I was not able to remember the open tabs that were not pinned • I searched for lost tabs on the web and on the Mozilla support site but was not able to find any useful help - most of it seems outdated or no long compatible with my version of Firefox. • I looked for the sessionrestore files on my local PC but could not find them - this must have changed in some version of Firefox between version 42 and version 82 that I have. • I looked in the AddOn store to find something that would help restore and prevent this issue - but found nothing. A very old post, from 2012, indicated one that did this but it is no longer available. • All of the Options in Firefox to restore previous session, reopen previous tabs and all that were blank.

This is VERY frustrating in that it results in lots of down time to recreate what was open and is equivalent to working on a document for days or weeks only to find out that the Microsoft file got corrupt or did not save properly.

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (64-bit).

Two questions: 1/ Is there any way I can get the pinned and open tabs back from the previous session? 2/ What can I do to avoid this issue EVER happening again.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by BBBB1290 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

An old search keeps opening as a new tab

Some time ago, wishing to change my Home Page I searched "set home page in firefox". Now, for no apparent reason, the search keeps appearing again as a new tab. I do not … (read more)

Some time ago, wishing to change my Home Page I searched "set home page in firefox". Now, for no apparent reason, the search keeps appearing again as a new tab. I do not want to delete all search history. Is it possible to delete that specific history and how ?

Asked by bxexpress15 1 month ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 month ago

Put tabs BELOW address bar already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi to ALL Firefox admins and programmers..... I think Im speaking for most people when I say this...... PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!! People … (read more)

Hi

to ALL Firefox admins and programmers.....

I think Im speaking for most people when I say this......

PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!!

People have been begging you to do this for ******* years!!!

Stop being such a**holes and make it like this BY DEFAULT FOREVER! And add a simple option in the setting that always allows the user to put the tabs above or below....but I know most people want this always BELOW!!!

Fix this issue PLEASE it pisses soooo many people off having the tabs above the address bar. ...Also when I double click on the empty space beside the tabs it just shrink the open window.....change this so double clicking on the empty area OPENS A NEW TAB...

Signed a VERY pissed off user!

Asked by mrgzjk 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Tabs On Firefox

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently. I have a PC with Windows 10. I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (go… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many year. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox recently.

I have a PC with Windows 10.

I typically have 5-6 browser windows opens (going back for year). 3 Ancestry.com search windows, one LDS Search window, and Yahoo e-mail window and sometimes fantasy sports window. I spend most of my online time doing genealogy research at ancestry.com.

Until a few months ago when I open a new Ancestry.com page in a tab, the page opened in the same tab. This is what I have been used to and expect. Within the last few month when I open a new ancestry.com page in a tab it opens in a new tab. Eventually I have 10-15 tabs opens which is don't like.

In "option" in the category "tabs" I have the 1st 2 boxes checked, the 2nd box being "Open links in tabs instead of new windows".

Is there something I can co to stop all these new tabs from opening when I am opening new ancestry.com pages in an ancestry.com tab?

Bob Allen

Asked by boballen1948 1 month ago

Last reply by tjn21 1 month 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 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago