Firefox tabs have disappeared!

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by pyroartist, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. pyroartist

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    Is there some way Tabs can be turned on or off? To get rid of a hijacked search page, that somehow installed itself in my browser, I did a "Refresh" by pushing the refresh button in the Troubleshooting menu. That got rid of the rogue BUT I no longer have any tabs. I have to load one page at a time. Anyone have any ideas on this? Google has nothing. Firefox forum has nothing! I even uninstalled Firefox and installed a fresh version from Mozilla.
    Thanks.
     
  2. ericgibbs

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  3. BR-549

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    What operating system are you using? You do not have a Firefox problem. You have a malware problem.

    Have you ever scanned and cleaned your operating system before?
     
  4. pyroartist

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    Yes, I scan it often and run AVG in the background, always checking for malware.
    Today, re-scanned and it shows nothing.
     
  5. pyroartist

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    Thanks Eric, but that does not work either. These Google posts all refer to restoring closed tabs.
    What are "pinned tabs"?
    I have attached a screen shot to show there is NO tab bar. GONE !
    Why does this stuff happen only to me?. This is a very specific Firefox problem, not a malware problem.
    It happened because of a Firefox refresh action. Missing tab bar.jpg Missing tab bar.jpg
     
  6. ericgibbs

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    hi pyro,
    This is a screen clip from my FF using XP Pro.
    Note the different sequence from top to bottom of yours and my menus.???
    I right clicked on the 'Fire Fox tabs have disappeared' Tab to create the pop up up menu.

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  7. Raymond Genovese

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    When you go to Options / General, what do you see checked/unchecked for Tabs? If "Open Links in Tabs instead of new window" is not checked, try it with that option checked.

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  8. joeyd999

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    Close Firefox, delete the Firefox profile (I don't know where it is in Windows), and restart Firefox. It will make a complete new default profile. All your bookmarks, saved passwords and cookies, and settings will be gone. You may want to export your bookmarks first.
     
  9. pyroartist

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    Yes this is checked. I have always used that option. Been using Firefox for years without any problems.
    It is interesting that when I close Firefox it shows me the usual warning box that says I am about to close X amount of Tabs.
    So it is accumulating tabs but not showing them!
     
  10. pyroartist

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    I don't know where the Profile is kept either. Also, I don't see any option to Export bookmarks.
     
  11. joeyd999

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    Bookmarks -> Show All Bookmarks -> Import and Backup
     
  12. pyroartist

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    OK, I backed up the Bookmarks but searching for "profile" I only find api-ms-win-core-profile-|1-1-0.dll and i don"t think i should delete a DLLfile
     
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  15. BelleFixer

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    Try this:

    Remove search engines
    To remove a search engine, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Search panel in Firefox Options using one of these methods:
      • Click the magnifying glass on the Search bar and click Change Search Settings.
      • Click the menu button [​IMG] and choose Options. In the Options tab that opens, click on Search in the left pane.
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    2. Click on the search engine you don't want.
    3. Click the Remove button to take it off your list.

      CREDITS: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox
     
  16. pyroartist

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    Thanks for your input. I had actually tried this first and it would not remove. If you read my initial post you will see that I had already successfully removed the rogue search engine by doing a Firefox "Refresh" action. This is an option on their troubleshooting menu.
    My problem was that for some reason this left me with no (visible) tabs.
    I signed up for the Firefox forum, posted the problem and quickly got an answer. It was rather a simple step: In the menu, click on Toolbars and then click on "Restore Defaults". My tab display came back!
     
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