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disable hidden tabs feature

I have a lot of tabs open. I like it that way, but if I close a tab the "hidden tabs" feature gets activated. And all the tabs go away. It isn't a huge issue it is just v… (read more)

I have a lot of tabs open. I like it that way, but if I close a tab the "hidden tabs" feature gets activated. And all the tabs go away. It isn't a huge issue it is just very annoying. How can I disable this annoying feature?

Asked by Jordan 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

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Apparently, Firefox 71 for Mac no longer allows tabs be dragged within a browser window to reposition them. Is there a way to fix this? Am I missing a setting?

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a ta… (read more)

Formerly, one could reorder tabs in a Firefox browser window by clicking and dragging. One could also click and hold a tab and move it to create a new window or take a tab from one window, click and drag it to another window. I am no longer able to do this on my Mac laptop, after updating to Firefox 71. I can't seem to find a special setting in Firefox 71. Is there one or a way to allow tab movement? Or do I need to revert to the previous version of Firefox?

Asked by sshopkow 2 years ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 2 years ago

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Tabs sometimes do not load pages when I middle-click on links from website or from bookmarks

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new … (read more)

At several occasions, but not in a reproducible manner, when I open pages' links (or bookmarks toolbar's links) using middle-click button (i.e. using "Open Link in a new tab"), the tab opens up, shows the URL it should load, but seems to stop there and never actually loads the website. Sometimes, the URL won't even show up in the omnibar. When this happens, the "Reload current page" is grayed out, so I need to click the omnibar and hit enter to force the URL to load, or click the original link again. Most of the time, reclicking with middle button on the same link works fine again. I did not see any common pattern regarding which links generate this behavior or not, but I will keep trying to find out.

This behavior does occur even in safe-mode (all addons disabled).

Asked by simon.budin 2 years ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 1 year ago

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My pinned tabs vanish when Firefox updates. Is there a fix for this?

Whenever firefox does an update, my pinned tabs vanish from the tab bar on starting. The other home page tabs remain. Is there a fix for this? (The history is not erased … (read more)

Whenever firefox does an update, my pinned tabs vanish from the tab bar on starting. The other home page tabs remain. Is there a fix for this? (The history is not erased - it is still there). Thanks

Asked by Lauriel 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 2 years ago

Last reply by artist3 1 year 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 9 months ago

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Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mac opens two windows when clicking on a link from mail application

Does anyone know how to disable Firefox from opening two windows when clicking on a link through a mail application? If Firefox is closed, every time I click on a link th… (read more)

Does anyone know how to disable Firefox from opening two windows when clicking on a link through a mail application? If Firefox is closed, every time I click on a link through a mail application, Firefox opens the link AND a second window set to my homepage. It is so annoying. Any tips?

Asked by davidmcottrell 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to move tabs back below bookmarks toolbar like they used to be.

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Fir… (read more)

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Firefox reloaded it upgraded itself and I had no choice. I was a graphic artist for decades, and it makes no sense to have the tabs all the way at the top, because your eye has to jump up to the top, away from the window itself, every time you want to move between tabs. It makes no sense, but so far Firefox has ignored these complaints (I'm not the only one) and has not offered a simple toggle in preferences or somewhere to move the tabs where they should IMO be.

I seem to have lost the instructions to do my own coding to move the damn things, and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how I can move them back where they belong. And Firefox, PLEASE. People have been requesting this for several years now that I'm aware of, so PLEASE make this simple change and allow users the choice of how their browser windows should look.

Asked by jmazzeo 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps loading old tab when closed and a new Firefox was started.

hi, i got a new computer and I was customizing Firefox but the one thing I can't figure out is it keeps loading old tab when closed and a new Firefox window was started. … (read more)

hi, i got a new computer and I was customizing Firefox but the one thing I can't figure out is it keeps loading old tab when closed and a new Firefox window was started. My Startup home page is set to a newspaper

I've looked thru options and troubleshooting and can't find something that works. I have unchecked everything under tabs in options. I'm running Windows 10 with all the updates and the latest Firefox.

hi, fixed it by restoring firefox. thanks

Asked by vpdlg 1 year ago

Last reply by Andrew 1 year ago

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how can I avoid my tabs restore on my computer if I only have my mobile phone?

I closed Firefox browser on my computer completely today, when all my tabs were still open. Usually, if I do that and then open Firefox again, it restores all my tabs aut… (read more)

I closed Firefox browser on my computer completely today, when all my tabs were still open. Usually, if I do that and then open Firefox again, it restores all my tabs automatically.

I want to avoid that to prevent other people using my computer from seeing my tabs, but I don't currently have access to my computer, only my phone.

In other words, I want to disable my previously open tabs from opening when Firefox is opened.

Here is what I did: 1. Signed in with Firefox on my phone 2. Synced 3. Deleted history 4. Went to *phone* browser settings and chose not to restore tabs (in settings - advanced).

Would that be enough or is there something else I can do?

Thank you.

Asked by BRkat 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago