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What have I done to Firefox?

Unusual browser behaviour in Firefox - I can't re-open closed tabs any more. For a long time I've made use of Firefox's 're-open closed tabs' feature - (CTRL-SHIFT-T on a PC). I would shut a tab just as I realised I still needed it, hit the keys and it pinged back just as it was. However, in the last couple of months this functionality has totally vanished and that key combo simply brings up a new blank window. What have I broken? In a related development, about 50% of the time, CTRL-clicking on a browser link doesn't open the link in a new tab, it opens a blank tab instead. Any suggestions welcome.
posted by srednivashtar on Jun 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Firefox tab organiser plugin recommendations ?

I used to have a very useful Firefox plugin which would allow me to manage my numerous tabs. I lost it during a machine crisis and I'm looking for a replacement. [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Why doesn't command+click work correctly on Pinterest?

Stop taking me to new tabs! Pinterest, why are you the only site that overrides my Firefox preferences? [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein on Jan 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Firefox address bar showing wrong address

Why does my address bar show the wrong address when I change tabs? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Apr 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Firefox 8 is missing my magic arrow

My work computer just upgraded to Firefox 8 (which I've had at home for a while and that's been fine) and I can't figure out how to do this one thing it did in old Firefox. So in whatever version I was using previously, I could click on a tiny downward-pointing arrow on a tab (or right near a tab, I don't remember, or maybe right near the back button) and get to that tab's recent history, so I could go back to recent searches or whatever else (the regular Recent History doesn't work for this, as I have multiple tabs open at a time, and the titles appear the same on my internal database). How do I bring this magic arrow back to new Firefox? I really need to be able to view a specific tab's recent history.
posted by leesh on Dec 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Why *do* I have eight different ancient MeFi threads open?

Is there an addon or extension for Firefox that will show me the link I clicked on to get to the current tab? Like the Back button, but for people who are addicted to opening links in new tabs. [more inside]
posted by Cimrmanova on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Firefox restoring the wrong tabs

I have firefox (3.6.8) running with 20-30 tabs open, and sometimes when I close it, I fail to realize there is one small pop-up window running as well. The result is whenever I restart firefox, only the pop-up window is restored, and not the window with 30 tabs. Searching through my history works ok to retrieve some tabs, but some tabs were opened weeks ago, and I don't remember all of the tabs I had open. Is there any way to restore all of those missing tabs?
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Firefox opening all those startup tabs again and again

Firefox: Multiple-tab-homepage opens a bunch of new tabs every time I click "home", even if 4 out of 5 are still open -- how do I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Dec 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Help solve the mystery of the missing extension.

After reformatting my old reliable xp machine I lost a very useful firefox extension. How can I track it down again? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Nov 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Best firefox add-on for previewing tabs?

What's the best firefox add-on for previewing/managing a bunch of tabs that are on the same site and look alike in thumbnails, but can be distinguished by their text? I have bunches of tabs open and the tab bar becomes utterly useless, so I need an add-on (not just thumbnail-based) that can do much better.
posted by shivohum on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Make FF 3.5 like 3.0

With Firefox 3 you could drag a tab from one FF window to the another with the tab bar closed. Is there any way to get 3.5 to do that? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Note Tab

I'm looking for a Firefox add-on that would open a note pad into a new tab. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Firefox has a mind of it's own.

Why does Firefox randomly break out one of my tabs in a new window? [more inside]
posted by daHIFI on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Firefox focus and link problems

Firefox Fail: Sometimes I cannot click links on the tab that is in focus. Hovering over links does not make finger images or clickable links. Hovering over (current tab's) blank spaces, which are linked areas on the tab below, makes those lower links active (yes, I can click on them). Grah! It can be fixed by alt-tabbing to a different program and back (another FF window is insufficient) or restarting Firefox. [more inside]
posted by whatzit on May 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Navigating Safari 4 tabs with Firefox shortcuts?

Looking for a way to use Firefox keyboard shortcuts with Safari 4 on the Mac [more inside]
posted by mck9235 on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Gmail open link in new tab?

In Firefox, I use the middle button of my mouse to open links in a new tab. I really wish I could do that with gmail (i.e., middle click on several emails and have them open each in a new tab, or middle click on "compose mail" so that would open in a new tab). Is there any way to do that? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Jun 12, 2008 - 7 answers

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman on Mar 13, 2008 - 0 answers

Firefox javascript tab closure command?

Firefox javascript command: how to close a tab? Last week you helped me create a toolbar bookmark for scrolling down a half page in Firefox using the command javascript:self.scrollBy(0,300); as seen here. Now I'd like to add a second command to that bookmark: a command to close the active tab. The button then would close the active tab and subsequently scroll down a half page of the next tab that appears. In my reading there appears to be some difficulty making using javascript to close tabs in FF 2.0, and not all pre FF 2.0 solutions currently work. Ideas?
posted by bbranden1 on Jan 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How to get scrollwheel-clicking to open links in a new tab in Firefox?

The scrollwheel-click has suddenly stopped working in Firefox. I don't recall making any changes in preferences, but all of a sudden, what used to open up links in new tabs, no longer does so. Instead wheel-clicking on a link does nothing. Any idea how to fix this problem? I feel like I'm browsing with one less finger! (Mac OSX.4.11, Firefox 2.0.0.11, Safari is unaffected by the problem.) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Dec 13, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I get rid of these blankety-blank tabs?

Firefox opens a blank "(untitled)" tab when downloading certain files used by helper applications such as torrent files, or .smil files which are processed by a homegrown vb app. How can I suppress these blank tabs or force them to autoclose? I thought I saw an addon or greasemonkey script to do this at some point, but can't find one now.
posted by Manjusri on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 answers

I wanna know...have you ever seen the rain?

Is there a way for me to send someone a bundle of URLs in such a way that all the URLs will just open in Firefox as tabs, without the person having to actually go through and click on each one? [more inside]
posted by bingo on May 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Reuse existing tabs in Firefox?

Can I make Firefox 2 for Mac open URL's called by an external application like NetNewsWire by reusing an existing open tab with the same URL, instead of opening a new tab? [more inside]
posted by dglynn on Jan 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Open All in Tabs in Firefox without closing existing ones?

In Firefox, is there a way to "Open All in Tabs" in a bookmark folder without closing the ones I already have open? If so, is there a way to have that happen by default when I "Open All in Tabs?" [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 30, 2006 - 4 answers

NO, I would not like to open the link in a new tab

Can I get rid of the "open in new tab" option on the right-click menu in firefox? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jul 22, 2006 - 12 answers

simultaneous tabbed browsing

I'd love to be able to simultaneously open in Firefox tabs the URLs in a del.icio.us bundle. [more inside]
posted by font_snob on Mar 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Firefox tabs problem

Help me make middle clicking open a new tab in Firefox for me at work. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Feb 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Help with Firefox

I can't seem to get Firefox tabs to work in the way I want them to. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jan 14, 2005 - 15 answers

Firefox customization

Firefox question. Unmodified, just-installed firefox opens a new tab behind the current tab, instead of on top as Mozilla does; and the right-click popup menu for tabs does not have "close this tab" first in the list, as in Mozilla. Are these two behaviors customizable? I know I'm being lazy but these two misfeatures are deal-killers for me. If you knowledgeable firefox users tell me they're fixable in userChrome.css or users.js or whatever I promise I'll rtfm-rtfm-rtfm and become as rabid a firefox zealot as you might desire. But if they're not changeable then it's all wasted effort and I'll stay with Mozilla (or whatever they're calling it this week.) Thanks!
posted by jfuller on Sep 25, 2004 - 11 answers

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