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what happened to 'restore previous session'? (why we dread updates!)
For years, it was possible to click "restore previous session" to get back all one's tabs after some problem. Now it's gone. Have you seen the hundreds and hundreds of people putting this question into Help? With no answers? Has this feature been unwisely removed with the latest upgrade, or hidden somewhere completely unintuitive?
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P.S. A search turns up no results - see attached screen shot
I have never seen that option although I have seen it mentioned. These articles and answer may help.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-restore-browsing-session-backup https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1378082#answer-1508025
Actually it is called "Open previous windows and tabs". You can find this under the startup setting in "Settings -> General -> Startup".
In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.
- do not clear the Browsing History
- Settings -> Privacy & Security
Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history":
[X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" -> Settings
- clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
- clearing "Cookies" will remove all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep