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 -
I have a habit of opening new windows in Chrome instead of new tabs. I'd like to prevent my Mac (OS X 10.9.3) from opening more than one Chrome window. I'm happy to have lots of tabs but not lost of windows! [more inside]
posted by skylar
on May 24, 2014 -
Help me find my dream notebook! I'm looking for a journal-style notebook, ~5x8 and not spiral-bound, with grid (preferably 5x5) paper, that is smooth and thick enough for double-sided writing--something akin to a Moleskine squared. Difficulty level: tabbed pages (with a cutout for tabs, rather than protruding dividers). [more inside]
posted by stillmoving
on May 13, 2014 -
What is the quickest and most accurate way to undo manual tabbing in Word and reformat those lines with paragraph alignment? [more inside]
posted by msk1985
on Mar 17, 2014 -
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 -
I like playing the piano by following guitar chords. However I don't understand, and nor can I find any reference material, on what certain chords mean. [more inside]
posted by cdenman
on May 2, 2012 -
Wordpress quickie: I've just been handed the job of looking after a wordpress blog. One of the pages is set up with a single tab. I want to add another tab, how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by storybored
on Feb 13, 2012 -
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 -
In Excel 2007 can I use data in a column on one spreadsheet to automatically change the name of another spreadsheet in the same workbook? [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin
on May 10, 2011 -
Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link. [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Apr 14, 2011 -
I would like a chrome feature or extension that will have all (or those in a given "class") open in a new tab when I mindlessly left-click on them. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I've been learning to play metal guitar for the last couple months, and my guitar teacher asked me to bring some tabs with (preferably relatively easy) lead parts in A minor pentatonic scale. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed
on Dec 16, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
How can I open a specific already-opened tab in Google Chrome for OS X using a keyboard shortcut? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on May 13, 2010 -
I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin
on May 5, 2010 -
What really is the difference between a new tab or a new window while using an internet browser? Does opening a tab take up less RAM than a new window or is it merely more convenient?
posted by zzazazz
on Feb 9, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for examples of families of websites that have tabs along the top of each page that give universal access to sibling sites. Examples I've seen: Gap
, and Threadless
. Anyone seen any others?
posted by roscopcoletrane
on Oct 16, 2009 -
Is it better to have links open in a new window, or to open in the same window? Maybe this belongs in projects
, but I'll ask here. When I launched my magazine site in January, I had links opening in a new window. But then, I noticed that the sites I liked the most, like Kottke
, didn't do this. Instead of opening a new window they had links go straight to the page they were linking to. [more inside]
posted by Stephen Elliott
on Jun 7, 2009 -
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 -
Looking for a way to use Firefox keyboard shortcuts with Safari 4 on the Mac [more inside]
posted by mck9235
on Apr 26, 2009 -
does anyone know the guitar chords/ tab for Chad Vangaalen's echo train? PLease....
posted by madmamasmith
on Apr 17, 2009 -
Is there any way with CSS to position text with regular distances on lines; just like the old tabulator stop did on a typewriter, or does in a wordprocessor? Or is it back to tables to get this trick done? [more inside]
posted by ijsbrand
on Mar 5, 2009 -
I'm looking for guitar tablature sites similar to Dansm's
that are created by one person out of a labor of love, as opposed to OLGA-type "tab archives" like Ultimate-guitar.com.
posted by bondcliff
on Jul 28, 2008 -
Name. Tab. Phone number. This creates two columns. One for name and one for phone number, except--when someone has a really long name that goes past the tab setting and impinges on the phone number area.
Is there some sort of tab setting that will make that long name wrap around, creating a second line within its own name area?
For the record, I know I could use a table to do exactly this, but I'm reformatting a huge amount of text that is already laid out with tabs. Any advice for this poor sap who accepted the job?
The text is in an InDesign document, but I can copy it to a word processor or anything that would do the trick. Thanks!
posted by largecorp
on Jul 18, 2008 -
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 -
When I try to create a tab using Filemaker Pro 8.0v2 on my Mac (OS version 10.4.11), it displays correctly in "edit" mode. But when I enter data-entry mode, FM "sees through" the tab - and displays all fields (from all the tabs) stacked on top of one another. Clicking the other tabs, I see the same thing - all fields stacked. [more inside]
posted by cg1
on May 13, 2008 -
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 -