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Firefox remembering tabs and windows issue

by cnon / August 5, 2011 5:31 PM PDT

Hey All,

I have FF 5.0 and I have an issue.

When I have it set to remember my windows and tabs from last time, it
brings up only one website, even if I use the file and exit option.

Private browsing is disabled on my custom history settings, as is the clear history when FF exits option.

Any ideas?


Thanks,
Cnon

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Where is that setting?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 6, 2011 9:56 PM PDT

I use FF5 as well. I'm sure I've seen that setting but I can't find it now.

I know that if FF crashes, or if we force a close down from the Task Manager, Firefox will re-open with all tabs and windows that were previously opened. But other than setting up 'multiple home pages', I am not sure anything else would work.

Ahh, just found it! General tab, "Startup", "When Firefox starts Show my windows and tabs from the last time".

Try a test. Under the Privacy tab remove the tick for "Clear history when Firefox closes".

I'm thinking that, without History, and without "Multiple Home Pages", Firefox cannot recall other tabs and windows except the home pages already defined.

Mark

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The help pages writes ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2011 5:21 AM PDT
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I tried all the above and no dice
by cnon / August 7, 2011 2:08 PM PDT

Hey All,

I tried all the above and no dice. Sad

Thanks,
Cnon

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Then report it as a bug. here's the link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2011 3:12 AM PDT
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I reported it; hopefully it will be fixed in the next build
by cnon / August 8, 2011 5:27 PM PDT

I reported it; hopefully it will be fixed in the next build. Wink

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Update: I upgraded to FF 6.0 and the remembering tabs issue
by cnon / August 15, 2011 3:44 PM PDT

Update: I upgraded to FF 6.0 and the remembering tabs issue is fixed.

Cnon

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Nice.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 5:43 AM PDT

Glad your issue is resolved now.

I haven't upgraded yet. I tend to wait until others have noted all the bugs. Thank you for testing it for me, Devil

Mark

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