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Firefox saving your tabs

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With the release of Firefox 3, users have gotten a few nifty little tools to use, a few of which I noted in a previous post. Another tool, which I had missed was the ability to save the tabs of your current session, so that they’d open the next time you’d open Firefox. Before Firefox 3, to achieve this, you’d have to open the Windows task manager and kill the process.

Now, if you have more than one tab open, you’ll be prompted whether you want to save these tabs for your next session, like so:

Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts?

If you check the checkbox, and click “Save and Quit”, a setting located at Tools -> Options -> Main gets set to “Show my windows and tabs from last time“, like so:

Show my windows and tabs from last time

Apparently, there is no readily available setting to reverse it if you check the box and click quit. If you do, Firefox will not prompt you again. However, you can edit that setting too. To edit it, go to about:config in Firefox (enter it in the address bar, hit enter). Search for browser.warnOnQuit, and double click it so that the boolean value is true.

One Comment

  1. Jimi Jimi

    This all sounds great, however the option that I am looking for is nowhere to be found. I want firefox to ask me to confirm that I close multiple tabs, but I *don’t* want it to save them. I just want to see the warning, and by clicking *Enter* I want the warning to go away, firefox to close, and firefox to open in a clean mode (ie no old tabs) the next time I start it. Ie the same behaivor as was possible before version 3. Is this possible with firefox 3? If so, can someone tell me how??

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