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Restore previous session after updating Firefox

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Hi, I love Firefox. Until the day a new version is released. I download the new version and faithfully decide to restart both Windows and Firefox. Only to slap myself a second later for not BACKING UP MY TABS, crossing fingers and crying while restarting Firefox TELLING MYSELF that "No, Jo, THIS TIME they have had fixed it and all the tabs will STILL BE THERE, Firefox employs some intelligent coders, YOUR TABS AND HISTORY ARE SAFE, Jo!

but no :'(

This happens... EVERY time. Can you add a few lines of code to prompt me to save the current session BEFORE restarting the browser post-update??? Please? I beg you?


Thanks, Jo

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The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected at, where a team of people read it and gather data about the most common issues.

These can't get your data back but will help in the future.

These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backups of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

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If the user closes Firefox properly, the session should be saved. Always saves that session for me.

History > Restore Previous Session from the Menu Bar and when the Menu Bar is hidden (the default now-a-days) it can be temporarily displayed by hitting the Alt key. Gotta get the previous session restored because only one session is saved; close the next session without thinking and the "previous session" will be gone.

Also,no need to restart Windows after a Firefox update; that serves no purpose in Firefox.