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Firefox only restores last 3 windows open, doesn't show recently windows from last session, doesn't add restored windows to recent history

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Every time I have a series of windows open, I want to restore the whole session when I re-open.

However, say I have 5 windows open: if it gives the option to "Restore Session" in the main window, Firefox will only restore the last 3 windows and will not store any other windows in 'recent windows' or 'recent tabs'. If it gives an option to "Restore Session" it doesn't store anything in the 'recent windows/recent tabs' drop-down. If it DOESN'T give an option to "Restore Session" it will only store the last 3 windows in the 'recent windows' section and nothing in 'recent tabs'. If I chose to "Restore Session" or open 'recent windows' it does not re-enter those windows into my current history.

The combination of the above problems is making Firefox unusable for me.

Why is this happening? Chromium does not have this issue, but I would prefer to use Firefox for the customization and general aesthetic of the interface.

Every time I have a series of windows open, I want to restore the whole session when I re-open. However, say I have 5 windows open: if it gives the option to "Restore Session" in the main window, Firefox will only restore the last 3 windows and will not store any other windows in 'recent windows' or 'recent tabs'. If it gives an option to "Restore Session" it doesn't store anything in the 'recent windows/recent tabs' drop-down. If it DOESN'T give an option to "Restore Session" it will only store the last 3 windows in the 'recent windows' section and nothing in 'recent tabs'. If I chose to "Restore Session" or open 'recent windows' it does not re-enter those windows into my current history. The combination of the above problems is making Firefox unusable for me. Why is this happening? Chromium does not have this issue, but I would prefer to use Firefox for the customization and general aesthetic of the interface.

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Enter about:config in the urlbar and set browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo = 5

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Also some sysinfo

Arch Linux 4.19.18-1-lts Firefox Quantum (v65)

Also some sysinfo Arch Linux 4.19.18-1-lts Firefox Quantum (v65)
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Enter about:config in the urlbar and set browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo = 5

Enter ''about:config'' in the urlbar and set ''browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo'' = '''5'''
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Awesome!!!

Ok this is a good moment, I was losing all hope for browsers in general. Now I feel guilty lol... defs gonna give firefox more lattitude next time :)

Awesome!!! Ok this is a good moment, I was losing all hope for browsers in general. Now I feel guilty lol... defs gonna give firefox more lattitude next time :)
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