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Restore second last closed session

Hi! I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the… (read more)

Hi!

I had two Firefox windows open at the same time, one with a lot of tabs open in it, and one with only a few open. I was going to close firefox in order to restart the computer, and closed the window with many tabs in it first, and then I closed the window with only a few tabs in it. The next time I started Firefox, only the window with a few tabs in it loaded, and not the other window in which I had the vast majority of all opened tabs. And I can't find any way to restore the tabs from the other window either. I have looked under the History menu, but I don't see any option to restore a previous session there, so I'm guessing that Firefox thinks that it already has restored the previous session when I opened it up again.

So, how can I restore the tabs I had in the other window, with a lot of tabs opened?

Asked by krikru 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Lost 200+ tabs after big computer crash

Hello, I really need some help, I don't know if I can still do anything, but at least I'm asking here. Last night, my computer crashed really bad and I went to sleep, to… (read more)

Hello,

I really need some help, I don't know if I can still do anything, but at least I'm asking here. Last night, my computer crashed really bad and I went to sleep, today, my Firefox tabs were all gone. I had more than 200 open tabs with stuff to keep in mind, stuff to do later and other things... The weirdest part is that I still had some tabs opened, but it was tabs from 21/012021, how bizarre is that?

I tried everything I could find on here or on other website, but nothing helped. I even tried a recovery of my computer to a week ago, in vain. The only useful thread was this one : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1310742

With ShadowExplorer I found two files from the 23/01/2022 in sessionstore-backups : recovery.baklz4 recovery.jsonlz4

But trying the methods from the previous thread never worked. I also tried to just copy my whole profile folder from the 23/01/2022, and again, no result.

I'm stuck now, I really don't want to lose my tabs and I KNOW they're somewhere.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by JZ 12 months ago

Last reply by JZ 12 months ago

How To Open New Private Tab Along Side of an Opened Private Tab

Hello, I want open a private tab along side of an opened private tab . But every time it opens in an new window. So, i am shifting from chrome. In chrome when we try to o… (read more)

Hello, I want open a private tab along side of an opened private tab . But every time it opens in an new window. So, i am shifting from chrome. In chrome when we try to open a link in private tab all the private tabs opens in the same window. So, I want to is this feature available in Firefox or not. If have how can I turn it on. Thanks.

Asked by Dipto 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Problem with: Restoring previous session

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' inst… (read more)

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' instructions, this is more of a complaint post.

When Windows boots up and you had Firefox open before you shut down last time, it will open anew, automatically, with your previous session, but it's on the end of the list of things that launch on startup.

Forgetting you had it on and clicking the browser again, will open a new session with the home screen instead of the previous session, then when actual session Firefox launches it's a 50/50 whether it will be in home screen as well, or actually in your previous session. Now here is the fun part. If you close the new window with just the home tab, that will now become the latest session, so your previous one will be deleted.

How to get around that? Move your home tab into your session instead of closing the window, it works 100% of the time... But can we, not start a new session if you close the home screen, or if you close just 1 tab it doesn't count as a different session. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

Hope this reaches those with the same issue, or people in positions to fix the issue, if anyone wants to use session saving add-ons, I took fancy to Tab Session Manager and Easy Session Manager, though not perfect, I don't advise for over 150 tabs.

I'll try to be as active on this thread as I can be, thanks for reading through! :>

Asked by Nuyu 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Hate new "tabs"

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly: "What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating aro… (read more)

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly:

"What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating around at the top of the page is not a tab."

Asked by JackieFromNabb 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Can't find tabs or see an opened new tab in 89, and I have over 100 open

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at t… (read more)

My Sessions and Session Boss know I have all my tabs open presently. I can't see the tabs & I can't right click a bookmark and see a 2nd tab open. I had the tabs at the top and just under the bookmarks bar. Now it is just one long blank bar. I disabled and then re-enabled proton, which is the worst upgrade experience ever. I changed to a simple theme, still no tabs. I downloaded the previous version 88, but it will start a new profile. I just want where I was 2 hours ago. I'll attach an image of the left upper screen with the blank tab bar.

Asked by lepiane 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 1 year ago

Last reply by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 1 year ago

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Tabs "Jump" back and forth very quickly.

Win 10. Using FF 96.0. My entire tab row shifts back and forth very rapidly. This has been happening continuously for the past several versions of FF. Condition is also … (read more)

Win 10. Using FF 96.0. My entire tab row shifts back and forth very rapidly. This has been happening continuously for the past several versions of FF. Condition is also worsens somewhat when I move the mouse. Occasionally, closing a particular tab stops this action but I cannot determine which type of tab does this. This is driving me crazy. Please HELP!! (Is there some way I can send a video from my iphone?)

Asked by Mort 1 year ago

Last reply by Mort 1 year ago

Tabbs on Bottom

Woke up this morning, opened up Firefox and the Trolls have been busy rearranging things during the night. My profile manager disappeared, but I was able to fix that. N… (read more)

Woke up this morning, opened up Firefox and the Trolls have been busy rearranging things during the night. My profile manager disappeared, but I was able to fix that. Now my tabs are out of place and I cannot find what to do to put the Tabs back on bottom, "The way they Should be". Help, please.

Anne,

Also, I am not real computer literate, so draw pictures if necessary.

Thank you.

Asked by Anne's Place 4 months ago

Last reply by Anne's Place 4 months ago

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Open links in tabs instead of new windows

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is ch… (read more)

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is check marked. it still opens in new window

Asked by mark_church 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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session restore a month out of date

The last 2 times I've had to restart my laptop unexpectedly (ie not shut down properly), Firefox has loaded tabs from a month or so prior which means I lose recent tabs. … (read more)

The last 2 times I've had to restart my laptop unexpectedly (ie not shut down properly), Firefox has loaded tabs from a month or so prior which means I lose recent tabs. Anything I can do to keep the automatic session restore more up to date? Couldn't find anything in settings that might apply.

Asked by Ripley 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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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 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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Firefox joining tabs to single window on restart

When rebooting windows or restarting Firefox all tabs join to one window. I often work from multiple windows and multiple tabs and it's really annoying to have them all … (read more)

When rebooting windows or restarting Firefox all tabs join to one window. I often work from multiple windows and multiple tabs and it's really annoying to have them all join to one window after restart.

Asked by Josh 1 year ago

Last reply by Josh 1 year ago

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New version of Firefox

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, b… (read more)

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, but they're placed lower in the screen and add a strip of unused dead space along the top of screen, which means the content I want to see is all pushed down into a smaller, squished space. Arg - already getting high blood pressure trying to navigate it!

Asked by rachfriend 1 year ago

Last reply by murmeladee 1 year ago

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Closed tabs cannot be restored

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tabs. I … (read more)

Until the recent update I never had trouble restoring tabs after closing Firefox. My Preferences (called Settings now ?) are checked to open previous windows and tabs.

I looked at help on this topic, at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time but the instructions would not work.

When I went to the menu/history, the Recently closed tabs option was grayed out and there is no entry for Restore previous session.

Is this a change in the latest version or a bug of some kind? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 11 months ago

Last reply by Sue 11 months ago

Recover lost tabs

Earlier today I changed my settings in "Privaty & Security" to "Clear history when Firefox closes". In that setting I selected to only delete "Browsing and download h… (read more)

Earlier today I changed my settings in "Privaty & Security" to "Clear history when Firefox closes". In that setting I selected to only delete "Browsing and download history."

I assumed this would just delete my browsing history from the URL bar, but now after I closed Firefox, it also deleted all my tabs!! There were many important tabs that I don't want to lose. But I also can't find them under 'recently closed tabs', and I also tried a solution from this forum, namely to find the recovery file and upload them to https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html -- but they don't contain my old tabs either!

Is there still something I can do to recover my lost tabs??

Asked by JelleAms 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Restore previous session

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the… (read more)

Hi. I would like to restore my previous session when I open Firefox (last version of the browser installed). The option is turned on, but nothing happens when I close the browser and I open it again. The support says I should see "Restore previous session" after "New Private Window", but this option is not there. In the history, the list of recently closed tabs is always empty, there are juste one or two links in the recently closed windows (it seems to be a random list). Can someone help me ? I don't understand why it doesn't work. Thank you :)

Asked by ape 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago