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firefox doesn't resotre previous tabs when startup

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0. My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happen… (read more)

I'm using macbook, firefox version 82.0.

My firefox doesn't not startup with previous sessions. it only shows one blank tab no matter what I had when I closed it. happens both when I simply close it or completely quit it. I marked the "restore previous session" on the startup menu in the preference, didn't help or had any change.

Asked by dongwooklee93 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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lost tabs

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to ch… (read more)

Hi Im writing this post from my kids laptop but the problem is with my computer. I was in the middle of something when computer froze and it is now dead. I was able to check if I can access files from live cd and yeah I can see my files but I need to reinstall windows7. When I do it I will loose my files. I need to recover few more things than just files. The question to you is... how can I recover all my tabs, my open session, all logins, passwords etc in Firefox?. Im hoping it is stored somehow deep in windows and I can just copy/paste these files to new reinstalled windows7

Asked by splukany.piotrek 1 year ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox erase all my tabs after I close the browser on my Mac?

On my mac, I have the Restore Previous Sessions enabled and when ever I close the browser and reopen it all my tabs from the previous session is gone! I never had a probl… (read more)

On my mac, I have the Restore Previous Sessions enabled and when ever I close the browser and reopen it all my tabs from the previous session is gone! I never had a problem with this with my PC.

- I never press Quit Firefox and just close the browser to restart my computer. - How do I restore from my previous session?

Asked by dhr60613 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Ich habe viele Tabs offen. Der Browser reagiert nicht mehr

Ich habe zeitweise viele Tabs offen. die ich abarbeiten will. Im Augenblick kann ich 1-2 Tabs abarbeiten und dann schließen. Danach reagiert nicht der Browser nicht mehr.… (read more)

Ich habe zeitweise viele Tabs offen. die ich abarbeiten will. Im Augenblick kann ich 1-2 Tabs abarbeiten und dann schließen. Danach reagiert nicht der Browser nicht mehr. Ich muss ihn schließen und wieder neu starten. Dann geht es wieder für 2 Tabs Mit freundlichen Grüßen Wolfgang Preuss

Asked by wolli817 1 year ago

Last reply by Václav Trpišovský 1 year ago

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How do I set a maximum tab width in Quantum?

I just installed FF Quantum on a new computer, and I can't figure out how to reduce the width of my tabs so that only the favicon shows. FF is set up that way on other co… (read more)

I just installed FF Quantum on a new computer, and I can't figure out how to reduce the width of my tabs so that only the favicon shows. FF is set up that way on other computers but I can't find or figure out how I did it.

Asked by Chris 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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SAVE OPENED TABS THEN CLOSE AND REOPEN LATER

Okay, say I have 5 tabs open and they are all regarding, just say for an example, "Cows." And I need to lookup something else, just say for example, "Chickens." But dont … (read more)

Okay, say I have 5 tabs open and they are all regarding, just say for an example, "Cows." And I need to lookup something else, just say for example, "Chickens." But dont want to open a new window. Is there a way to put (GROUP) all of my open tabs regarding Cows into ONE seperate tab by itself so I can open another GROUP of tabs regarding Chickens? And so on?

Asked by Erin 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Tab switching priority when closing a tab

I could be crazy, but I think this behavior has recently changed in Firefox. I often open links in Facebook (or Reddit, or Twitter, etc), which opens a new tab to the rig… (read more)

I could be crazy, but I think this behavior has recently changed in Firefox. I often open links in Facebook (or Reddit, or Twitter, etc), which opens a new tab to the right of the (origin website's) tab. When I am finished reading the link, I will use CTRL+W to close that tab, and it used to switch back to the previous tab from which I clicked the link. In other words, if I open a link in a new tab, when I closed that new tab it switches back to the tab where I clicked the link from (assuming I navigate to no other tabs or websites).

However, the behavior now is different in where Firefox will switch to the /next/ tab on the right, instead of back one to the left. This adds extra steps to navigating websites which have a lot of external links, such as any social media platform, because I have to manually switch back to the website's (Facebook) tab after closing the new tab.

Asked by particlesintowaves 1 year ago

Last reply by jeb1271 1 year ago

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all pinned tabs gone after FF update overnight

FF updated overnight and now all my pinned tabs are gone. GAH!! I had a bunch saved for research. Any way I can get them back, or find a list of what I had saved (over t… (read more)

FF updated overnight and now all my pinned tabs are gone. GAH!! I had a bunch saved for research. Any way I can get them back, or find a list of what I had saved (over the course of a month) and pin them back?

Asked by jscrow 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unable to load firefox Tabs

Hi - I'm using version 82.0.3 on 64bit. And I was browsing earlier and I closed my browser amongst other links trying to open in a new window. And now I can't load my tab… (read more)

Hi - I'm using version 82.0.3 on 64bit. And I was browsing earlier and I closed my browser amongst other links trying to open in a new window. And now I can't load my tabs from where I was left off.

Anyone have any idea on how to get them back please? Many thanks! Rob

Asked by RobCharles1981 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Lost sesion twice this week

Started today and only the Bing page showed up. Tried restoring session, nothing happened. Searched for sessionstore-backup could find nothing. I am using the latest vers… (read more)

Started today and only the Bing page showed up. Tried restoring session, nothing happened.

Searched for sessionstore-backup could find nothing. I am using the latest version of Firefox. Is there a new name?

I want to take and store a session backup as I often work with 20-30 tabs open.

Is it me or have things changed somewhere?

Regards

Asked by pds1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Open New Tabs Directly to the RIght of the Current Tab

Windows 10, newest version of Mozilla Firefox. When I right-click and open a new tab from a website, it will open at the end of similar websites. For example, we use Can… (read more)

Windows 10, newest version of Mozilla Firefox.

When I right-click and open a new tab from a website, it will open at the end of similar websites.

For example, we use Canvas for school and I might have a Canvas webpage open, and say LinkedIn open to the right. If I open another Canvas tab from the original, it will go to the right of the original canvas, and to the left of the LinkedIn page. If I right-click and open a third canvas tab from the original, it will open to the right of both of the current canvas tabs, but to the left of the LinkedIn.

I want to open the new tab immediately to the right of the current tab. I swear within the last year that is how it would normally operate, and I see the value in the way it operates now, but I personally want to change it.

Asked by ptstelse 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Pinned tab width setting?

I have looked at a few other articles and questions and browsed the options and even the about:config settings and didn't see anything specific to this. I like to have p… (read more)

I have looked at a few other articles and questions and browsed the options and even the about:config settings and didn't see anything specific to this.

I like to have pinned tabs for the front and back end of my website and a couple of others pages. However, because all the tabs show is the same favicon there is no other way to distinguish them and I am constantly clicking through them to find the pinned page I want.

Can someone please tell me if there is a setting or option to change this behavior or width of the pinned tabs?

Thanks in advance. Paul

Asked by paul286 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Redirection fails

What can I do, having this message and there is no redirection: "You are being redirected. Please wait a moment or click here if the redirection fails. " It worked some t… (read more)

What can I do, having this message and there is no redirection:

"You are being redirected. Please wait a moment or click here if the redirection fails. "

It worked some time before.

Thanks for your answer!

Ulf (korb@hs-augsburg.de)

Asked by gim.korb 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Twitter pinned tab keeps unpinning

I have 5 pinned tabs lately, and many unpinned (20-100s). Recently one of the pinned tabs, Twitter specifically, has been unpinning itself at random(?) intervals. I can r… (read more)

I have 5 pinned tabs lately, and many unpinned (20-100s). Recently one of the pinned tabs, Twitter specifically, has been unpinning itself at random(?) intervals. I can re-pin it just fine, it's just a little odd. None of the others do this.

I am running with Tree Style Tabs and per-site Containers (but not Twitter or FB specific container extensions). And other extensions like ABP and NS, but I doubt they relate, while these might?

FF developer edition 83b10 64 bit, on Win10

Asked by KRC 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Browser window prompt to "Open Network Login Page"

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet." When I close that tab, I can procee… (read more)

When I open a tab, I get this notice: "Open Network Login Page": "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

When I close that tab, I can proceede as normally.

If I click on that button where it says "Open Network Login Page," I get another screen where that button is gone, and it says "You must log in to this network before you can access the internet."

Here is the URL: https://detectprotal.firefox.com/success.txt

Both of these pages has a question mark in a circle, but this is not clickable.

I am enclosing screenshots.

This is Firefox version 82.0.3 I use a Mac Book, version 10.14.6

Thanks!

Asked by expati 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago