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I typically work from a common set of Tabs, all pinned, so I can quickly return to them at next session. I have configured Firefox to Restore previous session at Startup. Occasionally, I move one or more tabs to my other monitor so I can compare the contents or other reasons. If I mistakenly close the wrong window first I lose all my default session tabs and their pinned configuration.

Is there a way to create a "default session" with pinned tabs that cannot be accidentally deleted?

I typically work from a common set of Tabs, all pinned, so I can quickly return to them at next session. I have configured Firefox to Restore previous session at Startup. Occasionally, I move one or more tabs to my other monitor so I can compare the contents or other reasons. If I mistakenly close the wrong window first I lose all my default session tabs and their pinned configuration. Is there a way to create a "default session" with pinned tabs that cannot be accidentally deleted?
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FredMcD
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Set up your tabs as you wish. Then, make that your startup page.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page

In the Bookmarks Manager, you can also set up a folder with those same links.

Right-click the folder and select Open All In Tabs.

Set up your tabs as you wish. Then, make that your startup page. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page In the Bookmarks Manager, you can also set up a folder with those same links. Right-click the folder and select '''Open All In Tabs.'''
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jscher2000
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Dick M said

If I mistakenly close the wrong window first I lose all my default session tabs and their pinned configuration.

Can you use one of these:

  • "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs)
  • "3-bar" menu button > Library > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs)
  • (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs)
Is there a way to create a "default session" with pinned tabs that cannot be accidentally deleted?

Among built-in features, the "Open All in Tabs" in FredMcD's reply is the most practical approach for re-opening them, but you'll need to pin them yourself.

There also are session management extensions you could consider. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out:

Use database storage:

Use bookmark storage:

''Dick M [[#question-1259118|said]]'' <blockquote> If I mistakenly close the wrong window first I lose all my default session tabs and their pinned configuration.</blockquote> Can you use one of these: * "Library" toolbar button > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs) * "3-bar" menu button > Library > History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs) * (menu bar) History > Recently Closed Windows (and within each restored window, Recently Closed Tabs) <blockquote> Is there a way to create a "default session" with pinned tabs that cannot be accidentally deleted? </blockquote> Among built-in features, the "Open All in Tabs" in FredMcD's reply is the most practical approach for re-opening them, but you'll need to pin them yourself. There also are session management extensions you could consider. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out: ''Use database storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tab-session-manager/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-boss/ ''Use bookmark storage:'' * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/session-sync/ * https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/my-sessions/
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cor-el
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See also: *StartupApps https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/startupapps/
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I have already tried the various suggestions. Most lead to 5-10 minutes of re-configuration. I guess I'm spoiled. It seems to me that a Firefox feature which includes the specification of a default session consisting of a list of pinned tabs would help a lot of us.

In the meanwhile, I'm going to try cor-el's suggested addon "StartupApps".

Thank you all for your suggestions. I have already tried the various suggestions. Most lead to 5-10 minutes of re-configuration. I guess I'm spoiled. It seems to me that a Firefox feature which includes the specification of a default session consisting of a list of pinned tabs would help a lot of us. In the meanwhile, I'm going to try cor-el's suggested addon "StartupApps".

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