This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need. Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user h…
This is not so much a question, as an answer that some people desperately need.
Ever since Version 34, Firefox has done a superb job of restoring the tabs that the user has created, either on restarting Firefox (if that option is chosen) or on request.
The details of how to restore tabs are covered in Firefox's basic help online, and even how to deal with several crashes in a row (such as in an addon) ruin the normal backup file are also well explained.
However, today I accidentally pressed Alt+F4 twice on my poorly-designed keyboard and closed my main window, with 93 tabs, and another Firefox window as well. I'm not sure this is exactly what happened, but I lost all 93 of my tabs.
I read many of the postings in which people give various suggestions, but none worked. Every time I restored a version of the sessionstore.js file I saw the same lonely empty tab. Restoring prefs.js did nothing, and neither did making changes in the internal configuration constants.
I tried refreshing/resetting Firefox (which preserves bookmarks), but I still couldn't restore the tabs. It was now clear that the problem was in sessionstore.js (and all its backups) for sure.
I'm writing this for people who must restore their windows or tabs, and don't mind getting technical about it. That was my situation.
The solution was to realize that the sessionstore.js file contains JSON code, which is an efficient way to represent integers and strings arranged in a tree structure.
I figured there must be a JSON editor somewhere, and it turns out there is a great one available online, at www.jsoneditoronline.org . It can read a file on your computer, edit it, then save it back on your computer.
As soon as I viewed sessionstore.js in the editor, it was obvious how easy this was going to be. The top level of the tree is understandable. I simply grabbed the data representing the window with 93 tabs, and dragged it from the list of closed Firefox windows to the list of open windows. This automatically moved the history of each tab, and even the strings entered into forms.
After copying sessionstore.js back to the Firefox profile, I started Firefox one more time. The playing of Pandora signalled that my tabs were back and functioning once again.
Now, editing JSON code is not something that everyone is ready for. And your problem might not be reflected in the JSON tree so simply. But, for technical-minded people who don't want to lose their tabs or windows to a mistake or a crash, this technique can be just what's needed when everything else fails.
Why is firefox all of a sudden using 2gigs of memory when I scroll on twitter or upload images to facebook causing me to crash? This never happened before!
Hello, My name is Alan M. Lubeski the Walt Disney World animator and imagineer. I have been using Firefox for years now and never had a problem. last week I noticed somet…
Hello, My name is Alan M. Lubeski the Walt Disney World animator and imagineer. I have been using Firefox for years now and never had a problem. last week I noticed something strange started happening with the browser. When I scroll down on the Twitter followers page my browser would freeze and or crash. It also happens when I upload a large batch of files to my Facebook. I am not a computer expert but it seems anything with allot of images causes the browser to do this now. Could the browser be trying to cache every image on a page at the same time as it scrolls causing it to fill up 2 gigs of memory and then crash or freeze? I watched the task manager next to the browser as I scrolled down and as I scrolled down the memory usage for Firefox would just keep going up until it hits 2 gigs and then Firefox stopped working. I made sure it was not my add-ons, I did system maintenance and I ran several anti viruses and I made sure everything was up to date but there was zero issues and or reasons for this problem. I would hate to have to reinstall the browser because I have everything set up the way I want and need for work. I made no changes so I don't see a reason to go through all of that. I find it strange that this would just start happening on its own! Is there a real quick fix for this so that I can get back to work? I need my browser so I can manage my sites and upload my new art for my fans to see!
Alan M. Lubeski Amdoggett@yahoo.com
Facebook: (WIP Albums) facebook.com/alan.lubeski/photos_albums Twitter: (End project images) twitter.com/AlinRaven/media Linkedin: (Resume) linkedin.com/in/alinraven Youtube: (Videos) youtube.com/channel/UC5UchW3i0yBNxfRDg82c4Zg
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I have already done all of this, you see this is the dam problem... I can't log into the site, I had to create a new password and username,cin which are exactly what I us…
I have already done all of this, you see this is the dam problem... I can't log into the site, I had to create a new password and username,cin which are exactly what I used the last time, again and again and again... Each time setting up a new account where their was an account already started. Am I going to have to create a new acct. each time or can you fix this problem...
Running Windows 8.1 PRO version and latest version of Firefox 37.0.2 I set Firefox as default browser in Windows 8.1. When I open Firefox normally from the taskbar or …
Running Windows 8.1 PRO version and latest version of Firefox 37.0.2 I set Firefox as default browser in Windows 8.1. When I open Firefox normally from the taskbar or from the shortcut on the desktop all things work as normal. IE The Minimize / Full Screen / X exit but all appear in upper right. Works fine always. using standard themes and no issues there.
I downloaded and installed Outlook Express 6.0 (a version of Outlook Express re-designed to work with Windows 8.1 from here: www.runasxp.com and the program works just like the old Outlook Express I used in Windows XP PRO. I dual boot and by using this email client I can save my emails from my different accounts to the same drive and folder(s) of my other emails that was built using Outlook Express (Microsoft) in my XP operating system. Point is they save exactly the same so I don't loose any emails going back and forth from Windows 8.1 to XP.
I also have another email client I use mostly for weeding out emails I don't need or want to download, called POP Peeper. Fully enabled email client with ability to have multiple accounts and also ability to reply, forward, or create new email in there if I want.
Problem comes when I open Outlook Express in Windows 8.1 and follow a hyperlink in the email. If my default browser, Firefox, is not already started and OE starts the Firefox, there is the missing icons in the upper right. IF the browser is already running and the icons are present (as they always are), then any hyperlink from OE will open a tab, as normal, and the icons are still there, as normal. I do not get this situation when I click on a hyperlink from POP Peeper when Firefox has not been already opened. I do not get this when Firefox is up and running and I click a hyperlink from an email in Outlook Express 6. ONLY when it first starts out running "Firefox" from a hyperlink in OE6 do I get this issue with the blackened icons area in Firefox. The icons appear to still work, because when I click in the appropriate area it minimizes, full screens and all the way to the right where the X is it closes like it should.
Why does Firefox behave like this? Is there something missing in the registry that does not open Firefox properly from hyperlinks at times? You can also see the conversation at this link where I posted pretty much the same question. The "creator" has emailed me in the past that it is a Firefox issues as he googled and found issues with this same problem. Except under normal circumstances I do NOT have issues with Firefox and the missing icons in the upper right. link -> http://runasxp.com/Thread-Firefox-and-links-from-OE?pid=6437#pid6437
Thanks for reading