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Firefox automatically opens new tab to a game ad on every start up.

On start up, a tab opens to an advertising tab of Simple spider solitaire advertising this game that I already have as a download to my pc for a very long time. This is … (read more)

On start up, a tab opens to an advertising tab of Simple spider solitaire advertising this game that I already have as a download to my pc for a very long time. This is very annoying since I already have many tabs open to work in to reminding me of my project. This has been going on for over 2 weeks now. Why am I having a game advertising itself and it is the tab that I see immediately. I would like that adverting to stop. I love having the tabs I need available on start up but not ads.

This is the tab that opens to this address automatically: https://pages.pubfinity.com/randomsaladgames/spider/welcome.

Is there an easy solution? I am not too savy with pc stuff. Or is this an issue you need to know about? Thank you for your time, Unhappycamper

Asked by Happycampers323 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

I can't delete an address from the address bar.

Firefox 78.0.2. In the address bar, when it is opened, there are addresses in the list of suggested addresses that I need to delete. Previously, I could just hover over a… (read more)

Firefox 78.0.2. In the address bar, when it is opened, there are addresses in the list of suggested addresses that I need to delete. Previously, I could just hover over a tab, press the delete key, and the corresponding address will be deleted. But since some time everything has changed and now nothing can be done there. I looked at the Firefox FAQ and found that you need to delete such addresses using shift+delete, but this also does not work. I've been trying to do this all day, but I can't do it. How do I do this? Why do such simple things cause such difficulties now? It used to be a very convenient browser.

Asked by Rivand 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Issue with Opening Links in New Tab

For the past couple of weeks, every now and then when I right click a link to open it in a new tab, the tab I am currently on will change to the URL I clicked on, in addi… (read more)

For the past couple of weeks, every now and then when I right click a link to open it in a new tab, the tab I am currently on will change to the URL I clicked on, in addition to opening the URL in the new tab.

Asked by efliegel58 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

How to disable "Close Multiple Tabs" group on right-click tab

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, any… (read more)

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, anyway here is the new UI and UX

Asked by yunus.efendin97 1 month ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 month ago

New Tab page has settings icon in upper right hand corner, instead of my Gmail icon. How to get that back?

New Tab page has settings icon in upper right hand corner, instead of my Gmail icon. How do I get my New Tabs page to look like my opening Google page, that has Gmail, I… (read more)

New Tab page has settings icon in upper right hand corner, instead of my Gmail icon. How do I get my New Tabs page to look like my opening Google page, that has Gmail, Images, Apps, and Gmail account photo? Thanks. Grandma Mimi

Asked by brx2 1 month ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

Undo close tab doesn't work

Hi guys, I have a problem with firefox. The option to undo close tab (whether its the shortcut, or the right click on tabs menu) doesn't work correctly for me, it always … (read more)

Hi guys, I have a problem with firefox. The option to undo close tab (whether its the shortcut, or the right click on tabs menu) doesn't work correctly for me, it always open a randomly closed page from a while ago and not the recently closed one.

I thought it was a problem with how I close the tabs (ie. if i click on the x or ctrl+w, or the mouse wheel) but it doesn't make a difference, the undo closed tab still doesn't work right.

I tried looking for a solution on here and online but found nothing concrete. So, I appreciate any help.

Asked by seeingolive 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Dysfunctional tabes in Firefox

When I create a tab by clicking on a link, normally the tab will open to that link after a small delay. But some tabs just sit there, seemingly dead to the world. I've … (read more)

When I create a tab by clicking on a link, normally the tab will open to that link after a small delay. But some tabs just sit there, seemingly dead to the world. I've tried refreshing by hitting enter, or when possible (which it usually isn't) the refresh button on the taskbar, but nothing happens.

If I create a new tab, and cut and paste the link from the old one to the new one, usually the new one will open right away (after the usual delay). Meanwhile, the old one just sits there.

This has happened before (in much earlier versions of Firefox) in a small percentage of cases, but it is now happening with some frequency. I am currently using version 78.0.1 (64-bit).

Asked by jsg11 1 month ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 month ago

FAILING TO RESTORE PREVIOUS SESSION AFTER PC POWER ACCIDENTALLY DISCONECTED AND SWITCHED OFF

Today my PC switched off after an accidental power disconnection. Previously if such an event would happen, upon restart Firefox would ask if I want to restore previous s… (read more)

Today my PC switched off after an accidental power disconnection. Previously if such an event would happen, upon restart Firefox would ask if I want to restore previous session after "a crash" (also showing a sad bear icon) and i would restore my previous session successfully. Alternatively, I would manually press the "restore previous browsing session" button in the menu (if not prompted automatically to do so upon starting Firefox). However, today, after the disconnection, when I tried starting Firefox, it first ran some update before opening up and didn't give me the window asking if I want to restore previous browsing session. The button for restoring previous browsing session manually in the menu was also greyed out. Somehow the option/preference to restore previous session seems to have been unselected (but not by me!)... I have already tried working with some solutions I found through Google searches about this problem and posted on this forum (including working with previous.js - a file which I can not find) but I haven't been successful though I am not sure if I was getting everything stated right. In the sessionstore-backup folder I could only find recovery.js and recovery.bak files only, nothing else, despite folder settings being set to show hidden files. I must note though that my browsing history is still there, and again, having already opened my Firefox once, I have not closed it again so it's still running on the first instance (currently on the latest version of Firefox) after the crash/restart/update/failed-restore-of-previous-browsing-session...I hope that's hopeful :(

Please help, I had critical stuff I was working on through multiple tabs over the past "few months" and it would be a nightmare to try and comb through the history to restore it piece by piece considering that it shows even the stuff I had closed and was no longer working with...restoring the session would greatly help  :(

Asked by troymargetsy 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Close Other Tabs is now harder to find

The latest update placed Close Tabs to the Right and Close Other Tabs in a submenu. To me this is a confusing change as I now need more clicks to achieve the same thing. … (read more)

The latest update placed Close Tabs to the Right and Close Other Tabs in a submenu. To me this is a confusing change as I now need more clicks to achieve the same thing.

Also I feel that the context menus are too crowded in Firefox. I suggest a padding between the items.

Asked by alex145 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Pinned tabs can be closed accidentally

According to he description of “pinned tabs” (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pinned-tabs-keep-favorite-websites-open): “Pinned Tabs are small, can't be closed ac… (read more)

According to he description of “pinned tabs” (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pinned-tabs-keep-favorite-websites-open):

   “Pinned Tabs are small, can't be closed accidentally and open automatically when you start Firefox.”

Unfortunately, this is no true. Often, I find that my pinned tabs end up moved to another window. I cannot say why it happens, but it certainly does, and often. I suspect it is related to dragging the mouse when I am trying to click. I am disabled, and sometimes my attempt to click results in some dragging. If you drag a pinned tab off the left edge of the window, it moves the pinned tab to a new window and unpins the tab. At this point, it is quite easy to accidentally close the tab, and the tab will no longer be automatically opened when Firefox is started.

It should not be so easy to drag a pinned tab to a new window. This behavior should be changed.

Asked by JPMcGrath 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

My search bar isn't working

Whenever I type in what I want in my search bar and I press the "enter" key, it won't lead me to another site. (For example I type 'youtube.com' and it won't go to the we… (read more)

Whenever I type in what I want in my search bar and I press the "enter" key, it won't lead me to another site. (For example I type 'youtube.com' and it won't go to the website and will just keep me in the same tab.)

Asked by Jane 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Return buttons close all tabs and close tabs to the right of the current

Now, to close all tabs or tabs on the right, you need to do 2 clicks and use the drop-down menu, which is very inconvenient. All this appeared in a recent Firefox update.… (read more)

Now, to close all tabs or tabs on the right, you need to do 2 clicks and use the drop-down menu, which is very inconvenient. All this appeared in a recent Firefox update. I ask you to return everything back. Google Chrome made the same change recently and it was met very negatively.

Asked by Sofon000 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Is there a way to refresh just the firefox tab titles?

So here is my issue. I have about 500 tabs open on my Firefox browser. Whenever I need to restart my computer, I close my session, restart, reopen Firefox and it loads my… (read more)

So here is my issue. I have about 500 tabs open on my Firefox browser. Whenever I need to restart my computer, I close my session, restart, reopen Firefox and it loads my entire session no problem. The neat thing about this is that when I do this, the tab title (along with the website icon) is preserved but the actual page only reloads when I switch to that tab. For example, imagine I have a YouTube video titled "Programming in Python", the tab would say "Programming in Python - YouTube" with the YouTube logo to the left of the title. There is definitely some kind of cache magic going on because say if that video was taken down on YouTube, the title would still be preserved until I switch to that tab. In my latest reloaded session, I noticed that tabs #250-500 failed to load the tab title and instead show the website URL with the icon I attached below. Is there any way to reload these tab titles without actually refreshing the page manually one by one (kinda like how Firefox does it on startup)? This is kinda how I navigate and it isn't helpful seeing just a URL.

Asked by zetanatural 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Multiple warnings when closing multiple tabs!

It's good to have a warning when you are about to close multiple tabs, but why does the warning have to come up about as many times as the tabs themselves? Surely one war… (read more)

It's good to have a warning when you are about to close multiple tabs, but why does the warning have to come up about as many times as the tabs themselves?

Surely one warning is enough! Any way to change that?

Thanks!

Asked by DB123 1 month ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 month ago

FIREFOX VIEWING TAB TO BE HIGHLIGHTED

HELP, I now use Firefox, and have had a look at many, many TAB add-ons, but they do too much. ALL I WANT To Do is CHANGE THE COLOR of the opened TAB so it is highlighted… (read more)

HELP, I now use Firefox, and have had a look at many, many TAB add-ons, but they do too much. ALL I WANT To Do is CHANGE THE COLOR of the opened TAB so it is highlighted, and is easily spotted when there are numerous Tabs Opened. HELP I have tried too many ADD-ONS, & they either do too much &/or are too complicated. HELP, PLEASE..

& Thank You, In Advance.

Asked by PapouJK 1 month ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 month ago

How to automatically select (jump to) tab sent (shared) from another device on Firefox Sync account

Hello, I use Firefox on a few devices, one of them being Mac connected to a projector. When I share tabs (url) from any device to the Mac, it receives it, loads it on a n… (read more)

Hello,

I use Firefox on a few devices, one of them being Mac connected to a projector. When I share tabs (url) from any device to the Mac, it receives it, loads it on a new tab to the right of the active tab, but it doesn't switch to it automatically. The tab shows a blue dot until I manually click on it.

Is there a way to auto switch the tab that was just received?

This is not related to the "When I Open a Link in a New Tab, Switch to it Immediately" option in preferences, which only changes the behavior of links opened on the same machine, but not the ones sent from another device.

I want to achieve this mainly to automatically play YouTube videos on the projector, but also other pages that I would like to see on the big screen without having to reach the mouse on the mac.

I guess this should be supported natively, but looking at the about:config I couldn't find anything obvious. I only wan to use third party extensions as a last option.

Cheers! Airton

Asked by airtonac 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox is now opening new tabs for the same URL. How do I make it stop?

bold text Firefox is now opening new tabs for the same URL. How do I make it stop? I thought it started when I added honey. So I deleted that add on. No effect. Is this s… (read more)

bold text Firefox is now opening new tabs for the same URL. How do I make it stop? I thought it started when I added honey. So I deleted that add on. No effect. Is this some new normal? Is there an add on or something to make this stop?

Asked by kore 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Basic Authetication Info shown in tab title

Hello there. We are developing website to configure our device. Webserver apache2 is configured to use Basic Authetication. One directory, that requiers authentication, d… (read more)

Hello there. We are developing website to configure our device. Webserver apache2 is configured to use Basic Authetication. One directory, that requiers authentication, doesn't have index.html and is browsed as "Index of /...". If i open a file on this webpage in the same tab, tab title is <ip>/<directiory>/<file>. But if I open file in new tab, tab title is <login>:<password>@<ip>/<directory>/<file>.

Asked by vall.boitsova 1 month ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 month ago