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Lost window with open tabs

By mistake, I close a window with lots of opened tabs and can not get them back. In the past when this happened I went to history but now there's no available option in "… (funda kabanzi)

By mistake, I close a window with lots of opened tabs and can not get them back. In the past when this happened I went to history but now there's no available option in "recently closed windows".

Asked by sunfirepc 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (funda kabanzi)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

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Resizing of tabs and open new tab plus icon do not work correctly

Since one of the last updates the behaviour for the tab re-sizing got messed up. When there are only a few tabs with full size, those as well as the additional plus ico… (funda kabanzi)

Since one of the last updates the behaviour for the tab re-sizing got messed up.

When there are only a few tabs with full size, those as well as the additional plus icon is shown. But when there are more tabs and they are re-sized, then the right side gets cut off. First the new tab icon dissapears and then also the last tab get's cut off.

I attached a screenshot with three firefox browser windows showing the problem, as well as a forth one with only 3 tabs open, which are shown in full size including the new tab icon.

This is a new problem as the tab resizinng and the new tab icon used to work perfectly fine no matter how many tabs were opened.

Asked by bernhard41 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Permanently pin the tab of an addon

I use the Feedbro-Addon, which creates an own tab. Its url is: moz-extension://285d678c-ecb3-4003-923d-835fc9d8e0bc/reader.html If I use it as a normal tab (instead of … (funda kabanzi)

I use the Feedbro-Addon, which creates an own tab. Its url is: moz-extension://285d678c-ecb3-4003-923d-835fc9d8e0bc/reader.html

If I use it as a normal tab (instead of a pinned tab) ... it survives a Firefox restart. But if I use it as a pinned tab (which I want) ... it disappears after a Firefox restart.

I suppose it has to do with it being an addon-page instead of a "normal" page.

Is there a way to make it stay permanently pinned?

Asked by Thomas likes to learn 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox tabs

Hi, I'm using the latest Firefox on a Windows 10 Dell laptop. Typically I have a lot of tabs open - 500+ sometimes. When I think this number of open tabs is getting absur… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I'm using the latest Firefox on a Windows 10 Dell laptop. Typically I have a lot of tabs open - 500+ sometimes. When I think this number of open tabs is getting absurdly large I do some housekeeping and close tabs individually that I do not currently need. Those I might want later I bookmark and then close. When I shutdown my computer I close Firefox first When I close Firefox I get the message "closing 5xx tabs". If there is an option I confirm. When I start my computer again, and then start Firefox, all of the previously open tabs are restored, which is awesome. Less awesome is that all the "housekeeping" individually closed tabs (which were not open when I shut down Firefox) are also restored. How do I prevent these individually closed tabs reopening while still having the tabs which were open at shutdown restored?

Thanks so much.

Asked by contractcrew 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by contractcrew 1 unyaka odlule

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Suggestion about "minimize memory usage" function

Recently i found that the memory usage can be very large when watching live-stream,tried many ways to fix but none of them was useful. Then i found the new function of "m… (funda kabanzi)

Recently i found that the memory usage can be very large when watching live-stream,tried many ways to fix but none of them was useful. Then i found the new function of "minimize memory usage" button,it is useful,but not so convenient.Can you please add a new way to use this function? Like: set a number of memory usage(for example 256000KB),when reach this number trigger the "minimize memory usage".Then it will be like "auto minimize memory usage". Or,you can just set an UI button on the toolbar to trigger "minimize memory usage".

Please check my screenshot Pic1:It's the live-stream tab,memory usage 1800+MB Pic2:But it seems not so large in "about:performance"

Asked by 小宇 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by 小宇 1 unyaka odlule

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Opening new tab via right-click on other tabs doesn't put cursor focus in URL bar

If you have multiple tabs open and you hit Ctrl-T to open a new one, it opens it at the end of the tabs, and the cursor focus moves to the URL bar so you can start typing… (funda kabanzi)

If you have multiple tabs open and you hit Ctrl-T to open a new one, it opens it at the end of the tabs, and the cursor focus moves to the URL bar so you can start typing in an address/search.

If you right-click on any of those tabs, it opens a new tab to the right of that tab, instead of at the end (which is what I want, as right-clicking on a specific one to open a new tab, to me, means you are linking those tabs in layout and want them together) BUT the cursor focus DOES NOT move to the URL bar.

This seems pretty counter-intuitive, and means that so many times I right-click, Open New Tab, and start typing a URL and then see that I have to stop typing, click in the URL bar, and start typing all over again.

Is there an about:config to force the focus to the URL bar, or is this a bug? If there's no setting for this, I would definitely consider this a bug because you have 2 different behaviors for New Tabs.

Asked by mozilla.org20 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by zeroknight 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Yahoo search opening new tabs

Just recently been getting yahoo search engine results to open in new tabs rather than the same tab. I have searched for other users that have the same problem and have d… (funda kabanzi)

Just recently been getting yahoo search engine results to open in new tabs rather than the same tab. I have searched for other users that have the same problem and have done the tracking protection thing and deleted cookies, but nothing helped. Also tried Troubleshooting Mode and it still persists. Any other ideas that may help? I'd appreciate it.

Asked by Orlando Soto (DeviantWolf) 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by zeroknight 1 inyanga edlule

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No "x" button when multiple tabs open

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance … (funda kabanzi)

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance

Asked by campsall 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by campsall 1 unyaka odlule

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Close tabs to the right

Hi, am I right that this problem still is not solved in FF?? Close tabs to the right is one of the most used functions for research professionals, but in FF you still ha… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

am I right that this problem still is not solved in FF?? Close tabs to the right is one of the most used functions for research professionals, but in FF you still have to use an add on to achieve this without driving around with your mouse to finally get into a sub menu??

Regards Stefano

Asked by StefanoFereri 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 9 izinyanga ezidlule

The ultimate message about the damn X button to close tabs, for Firefox's UX Desdainers, and for our hero Cor-El.

Hi. This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends. Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet sin… (funda kabanzi)

Hi.

This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends.


Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet since dial-up modems. Apart for some curiosity attempts with other browsers, I always used Firefox. Back then you either could do some DIY or you were done for. So, I am not a noob. And yet I am not a programmer, and do not have to damn be in order to use a damn internet browser. I have no words to express how negatively the choice of changing the behavior of the X button, to make it disappear when a certain amount of tabs are open, affects my user experience with Firefox. I tolerated it version after version. Found mentions of about:config tweaks which never worked. Found mentions to css codes which seemed so complicated that I just gave up (I also don't have much capacity for such things atm). I was ready to get rid of Firefox today after all this time of being loyal. I would have, if it was not for Cor-El. (Cor-El you can put this testimonial on your website if you'll ever start a consulting business).


Little rant: I SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH HATE bad UX Design! And the FIRST definition of bad UX Design is when a designer imposes their own tastes and preferences on the users, or makes assumptions (based on their own usage) about how users would do things. I don't give the lesser s... if Firefox's UX Designers usually only have few tabs open, or don't mind clicking on a tab to make the damn X button appear, or would gladly abandon their beloved ergonomic mouse to buy a standard one with a mid button just to close tabs, of whatever the f... was going on in their minds when they decided to remove such an ESSENTIAL FEATURE!!! This change is WRONG! Nobody asked for it, nobody wants it, nobody likes it. The X button was not disturbing anybody. WHY must we tweak some f... about:config setting or ask in this Community for some css code to get back what should have never been removed!!!??? DO YOUR JOB, which is to make OUR user experience better, OUR, not yours!!!


Little help from my friends: After quick searches over a long time where I couldn't dedicate more resources to this, I came here determined to dig deep to find a solution. And I've found a few posts with answers from Cor-El. I followed his instructions in THIS post to configure a css file with the code that he provided in THIS other post (because I thought I didn't want the delay offered by the code he provided in the former post). Problem solved.

Now a question for Cor-El: Is it just me or the solution with the two browser.tabs settings does not work? It's the first thing I tried. I went from 50/50 to 200/200 to see if size matters. But no chance. Maybe there is another setting that must be activated for these to have effect? Or was their effect on the X button removed in newer Firefox versions (like the UX Destroyers really hate us)? Btw, I wanted to see how the delay thing would work, so I tried the code you gave in the first post, and it didn't have any effect. Whereas the code you modified for a guy in THIS post works perfectly. What could be the reason?

And 2 requests: - can you make some guide or pinned post about this, where you put together the info you gave in different posts? Something with your super easy instructions how to create a css file, and the two codes (with and without delay). And if the browser.tabs solution can still work, that too. All info in one single place, easy to find. - can you point me to a (possibly ADHS friendly) resource to more css codes for other useful tweaks, and to an explanation of what all about:config settings do? I like to tweak things to my needs. But I get overwhelmed if I have to read through tons of material. Thanks :)



Bonus Material, Little Rant part 2: It's good and nice that people help each other and I am thankful, but it does not need to come to this. Sure, I've read that the (ridiculous) reason behind the choice of making the X button disappear was to avoid accidental closure of tabs. But WHY taking for granted that we are some !diots who can't even use a mouse properly? And even if it happens once, we can still go to the damn "recently closed tabs"! But no, they had to remove the X button for all of us, to prevent a bunch of !%#@! from maybe sometime accidentally closing a tab. Why not just adding an option in the settings (NOT in some hidden "about:config") to let us choose if we want to have the damn button or not? Btw, a lot of these about:config tweaks are really useful and not dangerous at all and should imo be included in the normal settings. Keeping things simple and tidy does NOT mean reducing options. Unless you're Apple.

Please God-zilla let these [censored content] UX Designers read this post.


Amen and happy new Xear.

Asked by AlternativeTotal2211 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to move tabs from bottom of window back to top below Menu Bar?

Not sure why, but the tabs suddenly moved to the bottom of my screen. How do I get them back to the top? Also, once I get the tabs back up top, how do I get back the plus… (funda kabanzi)

Not sure why, but the tabs suddenly moved to the bottom of my screen. How do I get them back to the top? Also, once I get the tabs back up top, how do I get back the plus sign to add a new tab?

(I'm on Firefox 108.0 in Windows 10 21H2. I believe the problem started when 108 loaded.)

Asked by K in NC 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Crashing after the recent update/Tabs Crashing

Hello, My firefox has been crashing for the past 2 hours, tried troubleshoot mode but it is still crashing every other second. On some websites the tabs are not crashin… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

My firefox has been crashing for the past 2 hours, tried troubleshoot mode but it is still crashing every other second.

On some websites the tabs are not crashing- example mozilla website. On other websites (Twitch) -reddit it is crashing.

Crash report ID: 66f16440-baf5-44bb-81bf-389ed0221019.

Let me know what I can do

Asked by brennerheinerich 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Wrong tab in focus after pulling different tab away

If I have many tabs open, and pull one away, instead of the previous tab saying in focus, it clicks to a different tab. If I have 5 tabs open: Tab1 Tab 2 Tab 3 … (funda kabanzi)

If I have many tabs open, and pull one away, instead of the previous tab saying in focus, it clicks to a different tab.

If I have 5 tabs open:

  1. Tab1
  2. Tab 2
  3. Tab 3
  4. Tab 4
  5. Tab 5

I'm focused on Tab 3. If I pull Tab 5 away, it snaps me into Tab 4 even though I was previously on a different tab.

I think this isn't a bug but not desired?

Asked by Avaviel — 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Avaviel — 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Youtube block autoplay not working

Hello, Recently Firefox tends to start autoplaying a YouTube video if I am on the tab. Before it would not play the video if i am on the tab unless I physically press … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

Recently Firefox tends to start autoplaying a YouTube video if I am on the tab.

Before it would not play the video if i am on the tab unless I physically press play.

It still works if I open a YouTube video in a tab that is not active, it will not autoplay, but as soon as I hover over and click on that tab it will start playing, however I do not want this to happen, I want it to pretty much always be autoplay blocked regardless if tab is active or not and I want to physically press play in order for it to start.

How to revert it to that state?

My block audio and video setting in firefox is already turned on, not sure what to do, pretty sure I did nothing on my end.

Right now I have to use extension called "disable autoplay" just to get by.

Thanks guys!

Asked by HabibiFreshUFC 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Open tabs from last session but with specific tab active

Hello, I use FF with the setting on start to restore the tabs of the last session. Now I need a specific tab active/focused on start. (It is a WebRTC for our phone syst… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I use FF with the setting on start to restore the tabs of the last session.

Now I need a specific tab active/focused on start. (It is a WebRTC for our phone system and if it not focused at start ring tone will not be played)

Is there a way to start with my last opened tabs restored but this specific tab active and in selected/focused.

Pinning this tab seems to load it but WILL not play a ringtone without clicked first. If I end FF with this tab active and therefore the tab is active on next start the ring tone will be played.

But knowing me I WILL forget to click on this tab either on start or before ending FF.

Regards

Asked by marco.mueller 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by marco.mueller 1 unyaka odlule

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lastest versions have screwed up my computer. HELP!

Good morning, There are multiple questions. 1. Now everytime I click on a link in an article it opens a completely different page of firefox instead of just making a tab… (funda kabanzi)

Good morning, There are multiple questions. 1. Now everytime I click on a link in an article it opens a completely different page of firefox instead of just making a tab on the line with all the other tabs. It also loads that new page half way off the screen on the right hand side and I have to drag it over, open it full sized and then screw around with cutting and pasting the url into a new tab on the old firefox page. How do I stop it from doing this? It's realllllly annoying.

2. It is screwing up some of my graphics by putting horizontal lines into the picutres to where you can't view it. Specifically on jigsaws from jigsawplanet.com. I work on a gaming site and this really impacts my ability to do my job (or have fun).

3. One one particular site HEXrpg.com, I set my view at 120% and every page I go it it reverts it back to 100%. This did NOT used to happen and it only seems to be happening on that particular site..... However, it could be on other sites as I've had to set my entire computer to 120% now so I can read the posts on that one site and now everything is too big for my screens in the other sites.

I don't know what you guys were trying to do, but whatever it was, can you please put it back to the way it was before this last (possibly last 2) updates. If not I'm going to have to switch to Edge or Chrome and I really don't want to have to do this because I've been with Firefox forever. HELP!?! Deborah DeVane

Asked by dcdevane 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by emberg418 1 unyaka odlule