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How do I stop Firefox from ever restoring any websites at launch?

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When I launch Firefox it sometimes restores the website I was looking at when I last used Firefox. I want Firefox to never do this. As in n e v e r (not yelling, just emphatic ;^). (If I want to look at what I previously looked at, that is't History is for.) Thank you.

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Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.

There are two settings;

  • When Firefox Starts

When the browser is started, what do you want to display. Many of us choose Show My Home Page.

  • Home Page

When a new page is opened, what do you want displayed.

  1. Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
  2. Use Bookmark
  3. Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.

You can use any of these that you wish;

about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),

or you can enter any web page or about: page you want.