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When dragging a tab into a new window, how do you stop it from being full screen like previous window

I am wondering if it is at all possible to adjust the settings when pulling a tab into a new window. For example, if I am running Firefox fullscreen I would like the tab … (funda kabanzi)

I am wondering if it is at all possible to adjust the settings when pulling a tab into a new window. For example, if I am running Firefox fullscreen I would like the tab that I pull to be opened in windowed form. I noticed that this is typically the case when using Chromium-based browsers, but noticed that on Firefox it stays in the format as the previous window. (if already windowed the pulled tab will also be windowed) is there a way to ensure that the pulled tab will always be windowed?

Asked by Grimprovise 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to recover tabs lost when FF 100.0.2 crashed?

Hello, When FF on my Windows 10 machine crashed FF asked if I wanted to refresh FF. I said yes, and FF reopened as usual with all my tabs. After I closed and reopened … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

When FF on my Windows 10 machine crashed FF asked if I wanted to refresh FF. I said yes, and FF reopened as usual with all my tabs. After I closed and reopened FF the next time, it reopened without any of my tabs. I then discovered that FF had unchecked the “Startup Open previous windows and tabs” box, which I had previously religiously monitored to be sure it was checked. So I lost all my previous tabs.

In my sessionstore-backups folder I found the file upgrade.jsonlz4-20 as last in a list of three more recent file names. I then dropped the file upgrade.jsonlz4-20 in the scrounger tool on this site: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. It expanded in the big window, and when I clicked on Save uncompressed JSON as text, I see all the URLs run together in a text file.

How can I use this information to recover my tabs, please? If so, how? Or is there a better way to use the Scrounger – or another – tool?

Otherwise if I delete the three more recent file names in the list above the upgrade.jsonlz4-20 file, and restart FF will I recover the missing tabs? If so would I the check or uncheck the Startup Open previous windows and tabs box?

Lastly, can I restore my missing tabs using Windows’ “System restore” tool from 3 days before the crash?

Many thanks for any help!

Asked by Rasika Michael 2 iminyaka edlule

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Session restore option does not appear and can't restore from backup

This has happened twice now - I've had a main window open with 100+ tabs and a second window open with only one tab. All settings are as described to save history, etc… (funda kabanzi)

This has happened twice now - I've had a main window open with 100+ tabs and a second window open with only one tab. All settings are as described to save history, etc. After closing Firefox and later restarting, only the window with a single tab is restored. I've saved the session backup files in another location and manual copied and renamed them into the main profile folder but in each attempt, only the single tab window was restored, which is obviously not what I want. I know the 100+ tabs are in the file because of the filesize and because I've used https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html to scrounge the URLs from the backup file. But the point is that Firefox is NOT extracting the data from this file and restoring the other window, which makes me suspect there is a bug or problem with session restore when more than one window is open at the time of shutdown.

Thanks for any suggestions. Bob

Asked by Robert Nickels 2 iminyaka edlule

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Always Show Tab Close Button

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases… (funda kabanzi)

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases where I want to close a tab and do not want to re-open that page.

Some context: When you have many tabs open (I know, who does that?) and you want to close some of them, but do not want to select those tabs, currently you can right-click and scroll through the menu to the `Close Tab` option. This is slow and a bit clunky. The `Close Tab` menu option is buried in the bottom-middle of the list.

This issue is somewhat complicated by the fact that I use the excellent Auto-Tab Discard extension to discard/sleep tabs. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) So when a tab is discarded, and you click on it, the tab reloads. Which is silly when you just want to close it.

Anyone aware of a way to always show the close-tab button, or show on hover?

Thanks!

Asked by daniel 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Tabs disappeared

Hi my tabs have suddenly disappeared, I restarted but still not there and am unable to find a way to reinstall them? This has never happened before,and is really quite an… (funda kabanzi)

Hi my tabs have suddenly disappeared, I restarted but still not there and am unable to find a way to reinstall them? This has never happened before,and is really quite annoying. Feeling frustrated and wasting so much of my time looking for tabs that should be there. Your support and a quick response is very much appreciated :-) Thanks in anticipation Lynda

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Restore firefox session questions

A few days ago I opened my monitor and was greeted by Firefox, already open, with the session erased. No clue how or why. I found this thread [restore firefox session].… (funda kabanzi)

A few days ago I opened my monitor and was greeted by Firefox, already open, with the session erased. No clue how or why.

I found this thread [restore firefox session]. Very helpful.

I solved the problem by copying the latest upgrade.jsonlz4 file in the sessionstore-backups folder, renaming the copy as sessionstore.lsonlz4, renamed the original to sessionstoreold.jsonlz4, and replaced it with the copy in the main profile foider. It worked fine.

The only problem was the backup file was 2-3 days old, so there is a disparity between the content of the latest erased session, and the tabs from the backup.

I'm confused why there wouldn't be a backup created whenever the browser is closed, or something to that effect.

Is there no way to increase the frequency of created backups, and the quantity of of theses backups?

Asked by noel_envode 1 unyaka odlule

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Autoplay is blocked when opening link in New Tab without switching to it

So, despite selecting "Allow Audio and Video" in the Site Preferences, "AUTOPLAY BLOCKED" continues to show on a tab, and it only goes away once I access the tab. This pa… (funda kabanzi)

So, despite selecting "Allow Audio and Video" in the Site Preferences, "AUTOPLAY BLOCKED" continues to show on a tab, and it only goes away once I access the tab. This particularly happens on Youtube media.

You may find attached to this question an image of my about:config settings.

What further can be done to fix this?

Asked by icywiddow 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by icywiddow 1 unyaka odlule

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be … (funda kabanzi)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Dropa 2 iminyaka edlule

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get back 40+ tabs (of PhD research) that your failed automatic update deleted on June 22-23

dear Support people, I need your help! on June 22-23, you sent me an automatic browser update, that field and sent a message that the browser can't be opened. so I had t… (funda kabanzi)

dear Support people, I need your help! on June 22-23, you sent me an automatic browser update, that field and sent a message that the browser can't be opened. so I had to remove it and install it back. however, my open tabs, about 45, can't be found.

these tabs are kept open for my Phd. thesis about giants and I am in great need of them. please, do all that you can to restore them for me.

All the best, Michal

Asked by michalxto4 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Session problem

Hello. I have a question about the session. I did an upgrade to Firefox and when I opened it, I didn't find the last session. The only thing I have is an upgrade.jsonlz4-… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. I have a question about the session. I did an upgrade to Firefox and when I opened it, I didn't find the last session. The only thing I have is an upgrade.jsonlz4-238 ******* file, but only that file, the other files are not in the folder. Please explain how to get my session back because I really need it. Thanks.

Asked by fofex59787 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Previous Tabs don't come back up after a reboot.

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open t… (funda kabanzi)

In settings, Start-up, I have the box checked for: "open previous windows and tabs" but it doesn't work. In order to do my work I need the 23 tabs I currently have open to show up again after a reboot of the browser or computer. What gives? How long will it take to get this corrected? Please give me help. Thanks, Mark

I've tried everything and read all the instructions but none work.

Asked by MarMiller 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Open Bookmarks form Dropdown menu in Background without Dropdown menu closing

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background. On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you w… (funda kabanzi)

I want to select multiple Tabs from a bookmark folder to open in the background.

On Chrome this used to be quite easy: Just open the Dropdown, click whichever tabs you wanted to open with the Mousewheel and done.

On Firefox you need to enable new tabs to open in Background first. I managed to find the setting for that with google after a while. You need to go to advanced settings by typing about:config into your url bar.

Then you search for browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground and click "enable".

But this didn't fix the other issue I had, that the dropdown menu always closes as soon as I click anything.

Is there a way so it stays open until I'm done selecting the pages I want?

Asked by Hellschwarz 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Hellschwarz 1 unyaka odlule

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Tabs don't restore after reboot of FF or computer.

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply. I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, how… (funda kabanzi)

Your previous reply message to me is below at the bottom of this reply. My answers are inside your reply.

I tried to reply to you yesterday from the help site on FF, however on the last word, I misspelled that word, I attempted to correct it, it should have been easy enough because it was the last letter on the last word, I put my curser at the end of the last word and as I tried remove that letter, BOOM, the whole message disappeared. Hopefully it was sent but I haven’t heard a response yet so I’m assuming the message went into lala-land. Are you saying that your previous session isn't restored [Yes, none of the tabs were restored. Also, under the history tab, the “recently closed tabs” were grayed out so that menu command was useless.] or are you looking for the menu command to restore the previous session? Also, every time I reboot FF or my Computer, none of the previous tabs are restored. If the former, are you exiting before restarting your computer or shutting down? You should do that and you should use the exit command (either in the menu or the keyboard shortcut). I suggest you also allow enough time for the process to finish before restarting the computer or shutting down. Can you help me with this? What is the fix for this issue?

Asked by MarMiller 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox uses too much data

I played same Youtube video on Firefox and on Edge and Firefox uses way more data(I/O write bytes) I/O writes and I/O Read bytes than Edge. I added the screenshot. pm: I… (funda kabanzi)

I played same Youtube video on Firefox and on Edge and Firefox uses way more data(I/O write bytes) I/O writes and I/O Read bytes than Edge. I added the screenshot.

pm: I ran Firefox in Safe mode and with Sessionstore disabled . Some say it is because of History, but I dont want to delete it.

Asked by DigDeep 1 unyaka odlule

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How to play 2 youtube videos at once?

I can have a youtube video on two tabs, but I cant play both of them. I want to do this because I want to play "1 hour of silence occasionally broken up by AUUGHHH" to ju… (funda kabanzi)

I can have a youtube video on two tabs, but I cant play both of them. I want to do this because I want to play "1 hour of silence occasionally broken up by AUUGHHH" to jumpscare myself randomly while watching another youtube video because I am a masochist. Whenever I play a video on one tab and go to the other and play that one, the other one pauses. Please help me satisfy my masochistic desires. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by Ball 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 unyaka odlule