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 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.
I don't know of a way to do that. If the "All Tabs" list (button after the + on the Tabs bar) doesn't show the titles, that is worrying.
You might consider making a backup of your session history files to protect against something blowing up. Here's how:
You can open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using either
- "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help > Troubleshooting Information
- (menu bar) Help > Troubleshooting Information
- type or paste about:support in the address bar and press Enter
In the first table on the page, on the Profile Folder row, click the "Open Folder" button.
In your profile folder, right-click the sessionstore-backups folder and choose Copy.
Then in another location that Firefox doesn't modify, such as your Desktop or Documents folder, right-click > Paste.
Just in case the next thing to go is the URLs.
Also, of course, Firefox 69 is obsolete now. Any particular reasons you're holding off on updating?