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Suddenly, all my familiar Firefox settings across the top of the screen are gone! - File, edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc, Help!! I am lost!

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I … (read more)

I cannot open my familiar Firefox when I log on. The Firefox settings across the top are gone! It does not show " File,Edit,view,history,bookmarks,etc. Please help - I am lost (senior citizen, limited digital knowledge!

Asked by mws1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox closes Yahoo email tab after I print PDF attachment

Recently (last month or so) I noticed a new behavior: when I receive PDF attachments via Yahoo e-mail, if I open them using Adobe Acrobat DC reader, and print them, afte… (read more)

Recently (last month or so) I noticed a new behavior: when I receive PDF attachments via Yahoo e-mail, if I open them using Adobe Acrobat DC reader, and print them, after printing the Yahoo e-mail tab closes. So I have full functionality -- can open the PDFs, print them, everything good -- but then I have to restart Yahoo e-mail. Big pain.

This behavior is occurring on all three of my PCs (two laptops and a desktop), all of which are running latest Windows 11, and latest Firefox, and latest Acrobat reader.

Asked by jjbeng 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

Lost previous session & history not showing visited tabs - only closed ones

Firefox has a frustrating habit of closing windows and not restoring them properly. I had 2 windows with a multiple tabs open in each and Firefox will successfully reopen… (read more)

Firefox has a frustrating habit of closing windows and not restoring them properly. I had 2 windows with a multiple tabs open in each and Firefox will successfully reopen both windows until it doesn't. I tried all the methods with going into history or using the previous.json file in sessionrestore-backups but that file only had 1 window. Now I'm trying to use my browser history to see which websites I visited but all that shows up are the closed tabs - not the windows or the websites I was on before the tab was closed.

Where can I find full browsing information to restore my lost tabs? Alternatively I heard before Firefox updates it creates a snapshot of tabs/windows. How can I access this as a backup?

I dislike Chrome, but it honestly is much better at saving previous sessions.

Asked by bonetfreedle 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Hide the extensions indicator in the search bar.

Ok so let's start this, I was just gonna use the extension called tabliss on firefox to make the new tab thing look better but now it constantly says in the search bar, E… (read more)

Ok so let's start this, I was just gonna use the extension called tabliss on firefox to make the new tab thing look better but now it constantly says in the search bar, Extension and permission then the url.

Is there any way to remove this?

Ps: Check the image uploaded to understand what the problem is.

Asked by IXDYX 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 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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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

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Can we have an option to restore the previous - previous session please?

When i switch on my computer i have to make sure that i open Firefox and restore the previous session before i do anything else. For example, if you click on a link in an… (read more)

When i switch on my computer i have to make sure that i open Firefox and restore the previous session before i do anything else.

For example, if you click on a link in an email - and if Firefox is not open - then it will open Firefox and you have lost access to your previous session tabs.

Yesterday, when i switched on the computer Adobe wanted to remove a program - so i uninstalled the program and then it opened a page in Firefox so i lost 50 tabs. Sigh.

SUGGESTION As well as having the option to restore the previous session could we please have the option to restore the session before that? I think this will make a lot of people very happy.

Asked by abbyeagle 2 years ago

Last reply by PBC 1 year ago

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Unable to restore session from file

Hey! First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error … (read more)

Hey!

First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error message. I backed up my previous session json and other files by hand but every time i copy it back into my profile folder and rename it sessionstore.jsonlz4 it just gets deleted after I open firefox and none of my old tabs get loaded. I scrounged the files before and saw that they contain my lost tabs, I just can't seem to restore them. I tried reinstalling firefox too but that didn't help.

Did the restore system change or is the backup corrupt ? Thanks!

Fred

Asked by ftarabout 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to Unlearn "Always Open This Tab in a Container" - Remove Site

Hey There! I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google." Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening t… (read more)

Hey There!

I have set photos.google.com to automatically open in a tab container called "Google."

Now I would like remove this automatic function, as i might be opening that website in different container tab, since i have a mutipule google accounts spread across different google accounts.

Is there a way to remove or unlearn the "Always Open This Tab in a Container" for a specific domain?

As far as I can tell you can only change the container the automatically opens, but you can't just unlearn it.

Any suggestions?

Maybe add a unlearn option to the menu in the attached picture?

Asked by evansirchuk 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox Refresh deleted Onetab

My firefox browser was running slow, kicked to firefox refresh and when it came back all my saved Onetab bookmarks were gone, including the ones I saved before doing the … (read more)

My firefox browser was running slow, kicked to firefox refresh and when it came back all my saved Onetab bookmarks were gone, including the ones I saved before doing the refresh. Tried integrating the "old firefox data" folder back into the browser info, which seemed to be the way to go based on previous forum answers. That said the fix is unclear and doesn't seem to be working based on previously listed answers. Also, I'm on a Mac (Big Sur 11.2 - just updated OS), the other answers were Windows.. Need some help here please, cause it's kinda insane to have saved all the tabs then firefox just deletes them! Thanks!

Asked by mbass99 1 year ago

Last reply by Mila_s 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by kgersen 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago