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Firefox "Accounts" opens on it's own. how do I stop it?

When I open Firefox from my desktop, I have my home page open with it's own tab and, the tab for "Firefox Accounts" opens with my account and email address on the front p… (read more)

When I open Firefox from my desktop, I have my home page open with it's own tab and, the tab for "Firefox Accounts" opens with my account and email address on the front page. I want to know how to stop this from happening. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Asked by dan61265 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

Links not opening in new tabs

Don't know if this is connected to my previous question about being unable to login to bt email. After refreshing Firefox, left click on a link opens it in same tab inste… (read more)

Don't know if this is connected to my previous question about being unable to login to bt email. After refreshing Firefox, left click on a link opens it in same tab instead of separate tab. In options, Open links in tabs instead of new windows and When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately are both checked. This is happening on my pc and laptop. I know I can centre wheel click or right click and open in new tab but why has behavior of years stopped working. I am fast losing faith in Firefox.

Asked by harpthorn 1 week ago

Preventing files opened from Mac OS Finder from opening in new windows

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried … (read more)

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried setting it to -1, with `browser.link.open_newwindow` set to 3. Is there anything else I should try to get this working?

Asked by bronco_popsicle 1 week ago

roblox multiple tabs opening problem

so i wanted to play roblox on my mac so i open firefox and type in roblox i go to the page no problem but when i choose a game and click play it says what to open and whe… (read more)

so i wanted to play roblox on my mac so i open firefox and type in roblox i go to the page no problem but when i choose a game and click play it says what to open and when i click on roblox cause i want that opend it start a new window in my firefox over and over and over what can i do to fix this crap help my please


(im dutch btw so the photo is in dutch)

Asked by Sevbanburgaz078 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

trying to recreate tabs from a linux ubuntu on this pc

this pc used to be a linux ubuntu one. was synced using firefox on the previous operating system. now I'm logged in using Mint. want to find out how I can get back all th… (read more)

this pc used to be a linux ubuntu one. was synced using firefox on the previous operating system. now I'm logged in using Mint. want to find out how I can get back all the windows with their tabs open on Mint?


I'm signed in and synced here so why am I constantly being asked to sign in again and again?

is there a way to chat/connect directly with Mozilla and/or Firefox support?

Asked by sixohthree2642489 6 days ago

Last reply by sixohthree2642489 6 days ago

Restore opened tabs / multiple Firefox open?

I had multiple Firefox browsers open. Each had multiple tabs open. My setting for When Startup is for Restore Previous Session. But in my case it is only restoring the la… (read more)

I had multiple Firefox browsers open. Each had multiple tabs open. My setting for When Startup is for Restore Previous Session. But in my case it is only restoring the last one browser closed. How do I get all opened tabs restored?

Asked by Abe 6 days ago

Last reply by Abe 5 days ago

Remove close button on single tab

Is there a way to remove the close button when i only have a single tab open? I constantly click the close button whenever i have a single tab open when i mean to click t… (read more)

Is there a way to remove the close button when i only have a single tab open? I constantly click the close button whenever i have a single tab open when i mean to click the new tab button. I dont see the reason why there should be two close buttons (one on the tab, and one on the upper right of the window)

Asked by shadowkon626 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox automatically restores previus session after computer shutdown

If I shutdown my computer while Firefox is open, it will start up automatically with all of my previous tabs open next time I turn on my computer. It does this faster tha… (read more)

If I shutdown my computer while Firefox is open, it will start up automatically with all of my previous tabs open next time I turn on my computer. It does this faster than my VPN can start up, thus exposing my true IP to what ever sites I had open when I turned off my computer. Is there any way to make it so that Firefox doesn't do this?

Asked by 100cupboards 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Don't want to jump to new tab on context search or right click

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browse… (read more)

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browser does not jump to the new tab immediately? In other words, I want to stay on the page I'm on and have the new link tab load in the background. I hope I have explained this adequately. Thanks.

Asked by pursuit81 3 days ago

Answered by McCoy 3 days ago

Lost multiple firefox windows, and tabs, after doing REFRESH, and after CRASH. Is my profile, sessionstore gone?

Firefox was hanging up. I got frustrated and I ended the session using task manager. On restart my windows came back, but the tabs were missing the page information. I en… (read more)

Firefox was hanging up. I got frustrated and I ended the session using task manager. On restart my windows came back, but the tabs were missing the page information. I ended the firefox session again, and did a restart of windows for good measure, hoping to get everything restored.

Then, when windows restarted, I restarted firefox, and I was presented two options - SAFE MODE, or REFRESH. I did SAFE MODE. Things looked ok, so I ended that session, and tried restarting again, hoping to restart normally, without SAFE MODE on. I got the same two options again - SAFE MODE or REFRESH. So, I thought REFRESH would get me back to my prior session. Nope. That reloaded a bunch of things, like bookmarks, etc. and gave me a new session.

So, I looked under the three line menu. No ability to RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION!

I also looked in my profile as found in ABOUT:SUPPORT - PROFILE FOLDER, and in my SESSIONSTORE-BACKUPS folder in my profile folder my RECOVERY.baklz4, and my RECOVERY.jsonlz4 have todays date as DATE MODIFIED, but only are 33kb each - way to small for the hundreds of tabs I had open in multiple windows - I believe.

So, do I have any other recovery session folders available that I might be able to use?

Asked by mnalep 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

custom homepage as new tab page doesnt open automatically

hi guys and girls of mozilla, ive a little issue with a custom homepage i made which i want to use as my new tab page. im on linux and use firefox 76.0.1 (64bit). i set … (read more)

hi guys and girls of mozilla,

ive a little issue with a custom homepage i made which i want to use as my new tab page. im on linux and use firefox 76.0.1 (64bit).

i set up a autoconfig.cfg file with this code:

// var {classes:Cc,interfaces:Ci,utils:Cu} = Components;

  • set new tab page */

try { Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm"); var newTabURL = "/home/joe/.mozilla/firefox/h75u1z1z.default/startpage/index.html"; AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL; } catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

i also set up a autoconfig.js file with this code:

// First line should be a comment pref("general.config.filename", "autoconfig.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); pref("general.config.sandbox_enabled", false);

theyre saved in lib/firefox and lib/firefox/defaults/prefs

i then put firefox to open new tabs with a blank page. now it works like this. when i click open a new tab i get a blank page. but in the urlbar is the file selected. now i only need to press enter and i have my new tab page.

the question now is- how can i force firefox to press enter for me. that it opens the file directly and doesnt need me to press enter.

can u spot any errors in the code i copied from a thread in reddits/r/firefox CSS forum?

or is there a setting i can change which makes it the page opens by itself?

ill add two pics- one when i just opend the new tab and one after i clicked enter

Asked by joe23reptiles 2 days ago

Last reply by joe23reptiles 16 hours ago

restoring crashed session

I am trying to restore the tabs from a crashed session. I have successfully done this in the past by renaming the lost session in the sessionstore-backups folder, but thi… (read more)

I am trying to restore the tabs from a crashed session. I have successfully done this in the past by renaming the lost session in the sessionstore-backups folder, but this is no longer working for me. I have the session file I need, but even when I rename it, when I reopen firefox it keeps reverting to the most recent session which has none of my tabs. I have tried deleting every file in the sessionstore folder except the one I want firefox to use, but it will not use it; it overwrites it every time with the more recent session. How can I get firefox to load the session file I want? Thanks for your help

Asked by velive 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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How to disable blue flash when tab loads in FF 76 for Mac?

Whenever I load a website, there is a brief left-to-right blue streak across the tab when that website loads. I would prefer to not have this, it's not matchy with anythi… (read more)

Whenever I load a website, there is a brief left-to-right blue streak across the tab when that website loads. I would prefer to not have this, it's not matchy with anything else on my desktop and I find the animation distracting.

It doesn't seem to be connected to any of my add-ons. I'm using the Firefox Light theme. Is this just a theme thing, and I should get a different one? Or is there a way to get this to stop.I checked about:config and past forum discussions and didn't see anything obvious. Thank you!

Asked by Jessamyn 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Tab Crash

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or … (read more)

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or risk hardware damage, whatever pref(s) listed and unlisted I need to enable or disable I can put in lock file or anything. -Thanks!

Asked by guyfromkcmo 1 day ago

Last reply by guyfromkcmo 10 hours ago

Firefox keeps restoring session, I tried everything.

Hello. I use 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Xubuntu 20.04 and same thing happens on every computer. After clean system shutdown or restart, Firefox keeps restoring tabs I used. This … (read more)

Hello.

I use 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Xubuntu 20.04 and same thing happens on every computer. After clean system shutdown or restart, Firefox keeps restoring tabs I used. This never happens if I close Firefox first. Also this never happens when I close and reopen firefox in the same session. I tried everything: - obvious "Restore previous session" restore in options - about:config turning various options: browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash browser.sessionstore.restore_tabs_lazily browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions - i even created "user.json" with restore line as someone suggested None of these measures helped. I thought that It may be connected to XFCE session store somehow, so I went through disabling that too - no change. No other program happens to do the same. After reboot, when someone starts Firefox, all my tabs from previous session are reopened instantly. This happens on my both Xubuntu workstations, but never happens on my Windows computers. Please help.

Asked by artur.kw 12 hours ago

Last reply by artur.kw 11 hours ago

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"Warn me when closing multiple tabs" doesn't work

Bug report. After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing mu… (read more)

Bug report.

After upgrade to Firefox 16 this morning. Any time I close multiple tabs I get a Confirm Close dialog box. Checked or unchecked the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" under General in the Options has no effect. It always prompts me to confirm close.

Asked by nlinecomputers 7 years ago

Last reply by StanislavShevchenko 7 years ago

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How can I automatically have a new tab always be a copy of the current active tab?

The add-on extension "NewTabURL" (by "sogame") provided the option I want and used for a number of years. But it stopped working when Firefox was updated to version 16.0.… (read more)

The add-on extension "NewTabURL" (by "sogame") provided the option I want and used for a number of years. But it stopped working when Firefox was updated to version 16.0. When I click for a new tab, all I get is a completely blank tab. How can I automatically have the new tab always be a copy of the current active tab?

Can the extension "NewTabURL" be revised to work in version 16 and/or version 17? If not, how else can I get the new tab functionality that I desire? I can't seem to find any other extension that provides that functionality.

Milt Beychok

Asked by Milt Beychok 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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A lot of addons are not compatible with latest versiosn of Firefox! It has become unbearable!

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox! I have used a lot of other programs, and I … (read more)

I have just updated to Firefox 17; I have used it back from version 3, and I feel it's time to say goodbye to Mozilla Firefox!

I have used a lot of other programs, and I don't think there is any other program that updates as frequently as Firefox - every couple of months there is a new version!

It's not bad thing itself, but very, very bad thing is that, each time I update Firefox, one third of my plugins and addons are not compatible with new version! That completely ruins my joy of surfing the internet; since updating from Firefox 14 to current Firefox 17, I have lost at least five addons that were very important for me; the last one, now, is Tab Mix Plus, it's not compatible with Firefox 17, and my Firefox now looks completely different from what I'm used to, I cannot use it!

This has become unbearable any longer: I cannot cope with constant updates of program and addons, and finding replacements for addons that became incompatible! I want to browse internet, and not always to maintain something within Firefox!

You offered me some half of dozen years of excellent experience of browsing the web, but you've become too user enemy for my liking; , so bye, bye, Firefox!

Asked by Saputnik 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago