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Opening links / tabs behaviour help

I've recently made the switch to Firefox coming from Opera, and there's a few behaviours I'm missing / haven't figured out how to set up to match what I'm used to. Could … (funda kabanzi)

I've recently made the switch to Firefox coming from Opera, and there's a few behaviours I'm missing / haven't figured out how to set up to match what I'm used to. Could someone point me in the right direction?

1) When I click an external link (e.g. in Discord) to open in browser (Firefox is now default), it opens the link but it overrides the currently selected tab rather than opening a new tab.

2) Following on from that, clicking the link also doesn't make Firefox the active window. Previously if I opened a new link from elsewhere, the other browser would come to the front. Can Firefox do that too?

I currently have it set so that opening a link in a new tab doesn't switch to that tab. Which is behaviour I want (if I'm doing that in Firefox itself).

Asked by BraXzy 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

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bookmark all tabs of all open windows

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all the… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all their respective tabs in another browser, like Vivaldi; alternatively, to time stamp various such bookmark files, and open all the window with all their tabs I had open in Firefox, say, 8 months ago. Please have a look at the screenshot attached: it seems that the menu button Bookmarks → Bookmarks All Tabs makes bookmarks only of the tabs of the upper-most window. Thank you for any help.

Asked by adrianf 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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After update to 72.0.1 Tabs are overwriting my Bookmark Toolbar

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution … (funda kabanzi)

Hi I attached this to an already solved question and I'm afraid I won't get a response. After update to 72.0.1 Tabs merged with Bookmarks Toolbar. The solved solution of new text for the userChrome.css file doesn't work. The userChrome.css text jdevlin supplied does not work on my Firefox. I had to create a new chrome folder as this update seems to have deleted it. I pasted the text into the userChrome.css but there was no change. What am I doing wrong?

Really need help on this, Firefox is practically unusable like this.

Thanks!

Asked by JussAskin 2 iminyaka edlule

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always open link from history library in new tab

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I c… (funda kabanzi)

I like to open all urls and links in a new tab because then I don't loose the original tab's contents. So I have set browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs to true. Alas if I click on a link in the history library it still replaces the actual tab. I know that I can do a middle click or a right click to get a new tab but I would appreciate if I could set the standard behavior to open a new tab. Is there a setting for this?

Asked by ffsync5 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by the-edmeister 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to hide all tabs in one or more containers

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that. "Hide an… (funda kabanzi)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that.

"Hide and Show: Assume you use your browser for both Work and Personal tasks. When you come home at the end of the day, you don’t want to be thinking about “Work” anymore, but your browser is full of Work tabs. You can “Hide” your Work tabs and proceed with your Personal tasks. Then the next day, when you are back at work, you can “Hide” your Personal tabs and “Show” your Work tabs."

On an aside, I'm also getting pretty confused between collections (mobile), containers (desktop), sessions, tab groups, etc... they all seem to have overlapping but different functionality.

Asked by chrisvdb 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by RobertJ 2 iminyaka edlule

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firefox.cfg no longer overwrite new tab content

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg t… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg that worked until recent update:

/* set new tab page */ try {

 var newTabURL = "file:///G:/Documents/Newtab.html";
 aboutNewTabService = Cc["@mozilla.org/browser/aboutnewtab-service;1"].getService(Ci.nsIAboutNewTabService);
 aboutNewTabService.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

In the browser console there is an error message displayed:

[Exception... "Cannot modify properties of a WrappedNative" nsresult: "0x80570034 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CANT_MODIFY_PROP_ON_WN)" location: "JS frame :: firefox.cfg :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 7" data: no]

Any idea what that error message means and how to resolve it? Does anything changed regarding new tab overwrite?

Asked by shdowmyst 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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Linking specific log-ins to Containers

Hello, I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously. However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a spe… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I'm using Containers and am able to log into different gmail accounts simultaneously.

However, I'm curious as to whether or not it would be possible to link a specific account to a specific container? (e.g., my work email automatically logs into the work container, same for personal email).

I use LastPass, but would Firefox passwords work to make this process more automatic? I set "Gmail" to automatically open in my "work" container, but it takes me to the landing page and requires me to sign-in every time.

Perhaps, I should just stop clearing my history/cookies and just hide the containers instead so the data is saved and I remain logged in. I am curious if there is another solution that I'm overlooking. (I would be down to help build one, too!)

Asked by ajay.dave.35 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 iminyaka edlule

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When I open a new tab how to remove the cursor focused on the address bar by default

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and th… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and the address bar was widened and made a little shadow to the bookmarks bar which caused discomfort for me, because I always open website by bookmarks bar, no need for typing the full address in the adress bar. I have searched the config options but none is effective and also tried about:config, is there anyway not to widen the address bar or is there a configuration when I click the bookmark in current tab,it will open in new tab not replace the current tab .If it is possible by not downloading a lower verson,please let me know how to config it,thank you.

Asked by hellowd 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to disable audio indicator icon in pinned/unpinned tabs after removal of browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon ?

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using browser… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, suddently after upgrading my Firefox Developer Edition to version 77 I noticed that my pinned tabs have sound icon again, which i previously disabled using

browser.tabs.showAudioPlayingIcon = false

Now however I found that it was removed here:

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1360dbbd2d6d

How can i disable this annoying audio icon now ?

Asked by Nikita 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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start tabs, predefined, depending on the date

i would like the firefox at startup, to open predefined tabs, depending on the date. Example : Monday (or 2020-10-25) open at start up the tabs 1, 2, and 3 Tuesdeay (or 2… (funda kabanzi)

i would like the firefox at startup, to open predefined tabs, depending on the date. Example : Monday (or 2020-10-25) open at start up the tabs 1, 2, and 3 Tuesdeay (or 2020-10-26) only the blanc tab Thirsday (or4 2020-10-27) open at startup the tabs 2, 4, and 7 and so on.

Can you help me please? Is it possible?

Thank you

Asked by 732 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to prevent a single tab from closing?

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9 How can I prevent a single tab from closing? I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the ac… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9

How can I prevent a single tab from closing?

I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the active tab.

My understanding is that it is impossible to change keybindings in Firefox.

I thought an alternative might be to set Firefox to warn before closing a tab.

I had no luck in finding such an option.

Is there such an option?

If not, any other ideas?

Asked by tinker123 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by tinker123 1 unyaka odlule

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On Startup, I only want one tab to appear on my page. about 12 tabs always come up. I can't figure out why?

I'm trying to open just one tab when I open Mozilla browser. I can't figure out why multiple tabs keep coming up. Many Thanks (in advance) for your help. Chuck … (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to open just one tab when I open Mozilla browser. I can't figure out why multiple tabs keep coming up.

Many Thanks (in advance) for your help.

Chuck

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Send tab to devices feature not working

I am logged in with the same account both on my pc and mobile. When I try to send tab to my mobile, PC browser says sent but I don't see anything in my mobile browser. … (funda kabanzi)

I am logged in with the same account both on my pc and mobile. When I try to send tab to my mobile, PC browser says sent but I don't see anything in my mobile browser.

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Need to login every time I reset, plus top sites are missing

I've installed firefox on my new mac to match my desktop pc a little better. It works smoothly on desktop, but on this mac it seems to be nothing but trouble. Every time … (funda kabanzi)

I've installed firefox on my new mac to match my desktop pc a little better. It works smoothly on desktop, but on this mac it seems to be nothing but trouble. Every time I reset my macbook I have to login to firefox manually, and then I'm faced with all my top sites missing. It's been mitigated slightly by adding bookmarks to my highlights page, but I'd still like to not login every time I reset. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Firefox "Accounts" opens on it's own. how do I stop it?

When I open Firefox from my desktop, I have my home page open with it's own tab and, the tab for "Firefox Accounts" opens with my account and email address on the front p… (funda kabanzi)

When I open Firefox from my desktop, I have my home page open with it's own tab and, the tab for "Firefox Accounts" opens with my account and email address on the front page. I want to know how to stop this from happening. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Asked by dan61265 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox automatically restores previus session after computer shutdown

If I shutdown my computer while Firefox is open, it will start up automatically with all of my previous tabs open next time I turn on my computer. It does this faster tha… (funda kabanzi)

If I shutdown my computer while Firefox is open, it will start up automatically with all of my previous tabs open next time I turn on my computer. It does this faster than my VPN can start up, thus exposing my true IP to what ever sites I had open when I turned off my computer. Is there any way to make it so that Firefox doesn't do this?

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Don't want to jump to new tab on context search or right click

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browse… (funda kabanzi)

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browser does not jump to the new tab immediately? In other words, I want to stay on the page I'm on and have the new link tab load in the background. I hope I have explained this adequately. Thanks.

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Answered by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule