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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Restore Last Session - But not if I close last tab

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the br… (funda kabanzi)

I searched this forum but couldn't find an answer. I have "restore last session" turned on, but I'd like Firefox wouldn't reopen my last visited site after I close the browser by closing the last tab. In other words: if I close the browser by a regular means (by clicking the rightmost upper X, or by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing close window) it goes to the last viewed site when I reopen the browser – and that's ok – but when I close the last tab and the browser closes, I don't want to see this site again when I reopen Firefox. Is there a way to achieve this? By the way, this is the standard behavior in Google Chrome.

Asked by ravipegolo 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can't restore TABS from backup file

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always ge… (funda kabanzi)

Before shutting down Firefox I deleted history/cache/passwords etc from the past day

I do this all the time but since I had restore previous tabs selected they always get restored when I start up again

However this time they weren't restored when I restarted

Without closing Firefox I navigated to the sessionstore-backups folder to see what was there but the files were only 2KB - much too small for the number of tabs.

So I installed ShadowExplorer & Shadowcopyview to see if I could recover older versions I was able to locate jsonlz4 files from a few days ago that were around 11000KB in size so I assumed they would have most of my tabs

However when trying to use the files nothing happens - I tried 2 different steps that I read here had worked for others

1 - Renaming previous.jsonlz4 to sessionstore.jsonlz4 , moving to the profile folder (deleting the old one first) and restarting FF

2 - Deleting sessionstore.jsonlz4 and copying the recovered previous.jsonlz4 / recovery.baklz4 /recovery.jsonlz4 / upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 files to the sessionstore-backups folder and restarting FF

I also repeated the steps after creating a separate profile

None of these worked so I tried examining the jsonlz4 files using https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html but I got an error message 'Session history file contents could not be read?'

Now I've previously used recovered Jsonlz4 files to restore tabs with no issues but this time they won't work

I read here https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1189759 that updates may cause compatibility issues and the upgrade.jsonlz4-20201014125134 file indicates they was a recent update

The recovered file sizes indicate they contain data so I want to know how I can recover it - if not through FF then through some other software

Asked by darkwolf573 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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colorful tabs

Hello, I would like my tabs to be different colors. I used to use an add on called Colorful Tabs, but then when Firefox updated years ago, it wouldn't work anymore. How c… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I would like my tabs to be different colors. I used to use an add on called Colorful Tabs, but then when Firefox updated years ago, it wouldn't work anymore. How can I do that? I see that add on is back but it says Not monitored for Security. What to do? thanks!

Asked by katgirlblue 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by kgersen 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 - tab flickering when I refresh or loading website

Dear Mozilla Support, After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loadi… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Mozilla Support,

After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loading website or refresh website. This looks very strange. Like I said I dindn't notice any issue with flickering on previous Mozilla Firefox versions. Only with these new versions with new look of the tabs. I didn't remember if it was 89.0.0 version or 90.0.0 version. I don't know if it is problem with the machine but I didn't notice this issue on another computer with 90.0.2 Firefox version but with Windows 10 OS. I also noticed this issue with Firefox 90.0.0.2 with Windows 7 OS on another computer so I don't know if this is problem with two computers or Firefox itself. Can you help me?

Yours faithfully, Piotr

Asked by Peter 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to set Tabs below address bar Firefox 89

I would like to set the tabs to display below the address bar in Firefox 89 64bit. I believe the setting is in about:config but I can't find it. Firefox does this ever… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to set the tabs to display below the address bar in Firefox 89 64bit. I believe the setting is in about:config but I can't find it. Firefox does this every so often and I wish they would just have a button to say tabs on top, or tabs below address bar.

Asked by chip4343 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Chris Ilias 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Unable to restore session from file

Hey! First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error … (funda kabanzi)

Hey!

First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error message. I backed up my previous session json and other files by hand but every time i copy it back into my profile folder and rename it sessionstore.jsonlz4 it just gets deleted after I open firefox and none of my old tabs get loaded. I scrounged the files before and saw that they contain my lost tabs, I just can't seem to restore them. I tried reinstalling firefox too but that didn't help.

Did the restore system change or is the backup corrupt ? Thanks!

Fred

Asked by ftarabout 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox not restoring previous tabs even though "Restore Previous Session" is selected

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this … (funda kabanzi)

I run FF on both a Windows machine and a MacBook Pro. On the MBP the browser does not save my tabs, despite "restore previous session" being selected. I do not have this problem on the Windows machine.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the browser but it has not made a difference.

I'm running the latest version of the browser and the OS is Big Sur.

Asked by peterjahn1979 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (funda kabanzi)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Used "sessionstore" backup, and everything returned, but now it won't update.

So after wiping my system for a fresh windows install, I pulled out the backup.json4 and recovery.json4 from my backup drive and plopped it in place of sessionstore.json4… (funda kabanzi)

So after wiping my system for a fresh windows install, I pulled out the backup.json4 and recovery.json4 from my backup drive and plopped it in place of sessionstore.json4

And all of my tabs and windows came back! So far so good!

But then after closing some tabs and moving things around, when I close the session out again, it doesn't update the sessionstore file, or any of the stuff in the backup folder to reflect those changes.

When I open firefox again it starts as a session with all my windows/tabs after the file-replace.

I use firefox for managing tutorial videos, which involves separating them into different windows/tab arrangements, so any tips on how to resolve this issue and get firefox to start updating the sessionstore would be appreciated.

Thank you!

Asked by edkerscher 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Problem with: Restoring previous session

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' inst… (funda kabanzi)

I had so many problems with it, I went through downloading different "session save" add-ons, I know what solution you guys will give me, I've done most of the posts' instructions, this is more of a complaint post.

When Windows boots up and you had Firefox open before you shut down last time, it will open anew, automatically, with your previous session, but it's on the end of the list of things that launch on startup.

Forgetting you had it on and clicking the browser again, will open a new session with the home screen instead of the previous session, then when actual session Firefox launches it's a 50/50 whether it will be in home screen as well, or actually in your previous session. Now here is the fun part. If you close the new window with just the home tab, that will now become the latest session, so your previous one will be deleted.

How to get around that? Move your home tab into your session instead of closing the window, it works 100% of the time... But can we, not start a new session if you close the home screen, or if you close just 1 tab it doesn't count as a different session. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

Hope this reaches those with the same issue, or people in positions to fix the issue, if anyone wants to use session saving add-ons, I took fancy to Tab Session Manager and Easy Session Manager, though not perfect, I don't advise for over 150 tabs.

I'll try to be as active on this thread as I can be, thanks for reading through! :>

Asked by Nuyu 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Open links in tabs instead of new windows

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is ch… (funda kabanzi)

All of a sudden, my Firefox browser started Opening links in new windows instead of new tabs. In tools>options>tabs: Open links in tabs instead of new windows is check marked. it still opens in new window

Asked by mark_church 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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New version of Firefox

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, b… (funda kabanzi)

Help, how can I go BACK to the last version of Firefox?? I HATE Version 89. Not only do the new tabs all blend in with each other because they're all the same color, but they're placed lower in the screen and add a strip of unused dead space along the top of screen, which means the content I want to see is all pushed down into a smaller, squished space. Arg - already getting high blood pressure trying to navigate it!

Asked by rachfriend 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by murmeladee 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Tabs Below Address Bar - Firefox 89.0

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0? All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at … (funda kabanzi)

Could someone please provide userChrome.css which puts the tabs back below the Address Bar in Firefox 89.0?

All the other solutions I've found end up putting the tabs at the bottom of the window where the status bar is. It becomes translucent and the + button cannot be found.

I had one userChrome.css which did put the tabs below; however, the whole top of the browser went to the bottom of the screen so the Menu Bar, Address Bar, and then the Tabs appeared below the page being viewed.

Has anyone found a version that keeps the status quo but just moves the tabs to where they should be?

Thanks.

Asked by Photoparity 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Background tabs colour settings

Hi all, After a recent update to firefox I didn't like the premade colour themes, so I made my own. There is one thing that bothers me though, and I'm not sure how to ch… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all,

After a recent update to firefox I didn't like the premade colour themes, so I made my own. There is one thing that bothers me though, and I'm not sure how to change it: As you can see in the attached image, the tab I'm currently on has a clear distinct colour. However, all the unselected tabs have the same colour as the background. I find it annoying that this makes unselected tabs harder to spot, and makes it harder to see where one tab begins and the other ends. It is minor, but it annoys me. Does anyone know a way (either via settings or the add-on firefox color) for me to make the unselected tabs stand out from the background?

Thanks in advance.

(firefox version 89.0 64 bit)

Asked by wesleynielen 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by SpringSong25 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Information on "Remote Control"

There is a little robot in my search bar, that makes my search bar orange with a lighter orange stripe pattern. When I hover my mouse over the robot it says "this browser… (funda kabanzi)

There is a little robot in my search bar, that makes my search bar orange with a lighter orange stripe pattern. When I hover my mouse over the robot it says "this browser is under remote control". I have googled and looked everywhere for more information about this, as I am completely unaware on what it is. Could someone tell me what it is and what it does? I really just want to make sure it isn't a virus, and that I don't need to keep covering my camera anymore.

Thank you so much.

Asked by thorneetheBD 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Restore all Firefox windows and tabs after closing

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Th… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Thanks.

Firefox 87.0 Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Asked by Pierre 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by TNorth 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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After update to version 89 open tabs appear at bottom of the page

I just updated to Firefox version 89, and now open tabs appear at the bottom of the page (where the search box would be). Opening multiple windows shows all of them at t… (funda kabanzi)

I just updated to Firefox version 89, and now open tabs appear at the bottom of the page (where the search box would be). Opening multiple windows shows all of them at the bottom. Is there a way to get them back to the top under the Bookmark Toolbar where they belong. I can't believe this is something done on purpose ... It's certainly not an improvement. THANKS!

Asked by JussAskin 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Lost tabs

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compar… (funda kabanzi)

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compare prices), couldn't restore the session and had no history. After a dramatic and prolonged freakout, I actually found help on this site and managed to open the correct upgrades.jsonlz4 files with the jeffersoncher scrounger website. I meant to save all of the links in a word file since I no longer trusted firefox to open my tabs after an update, but real life happened. I kept putting it off and was content to have the tabs on hand as a list on the scrounger website. But then ANOTHER automatic update happened and now I no longer find the old .jsonlz4 file - I have a few really old ones (from 2017 and 2019) but the one from around the time period of the first tab loss only has tabs about restoring lost history. I now, just as before, again have no history to find the tabs with the books I want that way. My question is: I would very much like to have those tabs back - some of those books were meant as gifts and finding them the analog way is possible, but very time-consuming. Is there any way I could find the correct .jsonlz4 file (I even remember the date it was modified as shown in file explorer - or should I just give up the whole affair as lost and no longer waste time on it? I'll try reinstalling firefox after I post this message, but given that it didn't work last time, I'm not very optimistic.

Thanks in advance, all the best Ana

Asked by ana.perpar 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule