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How to temporarily disable restore previous session

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I have FF configured to restore previous sessions, but from time to time, I go to a web page that locks up FF. I force FF to exit, then I want to start FF with only the home page tab. Is there a command line option to do this?

I have FF configured to restore previous sessions, but from time to time, I go to a web page that locks up FF. I force FF to exit, then I want to start FF with only the home page tab. Is there a command line option to do this?

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FredMcD
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A way out of a trap page is to (force it if needed) Close Firefox. Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select Open New Window. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by Menu > File > Exit. This will flush out that web page from the Session Store.

A way out of a trap page is to (force it if needed) '''Close Firefox. ''' Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select '''Open New Window. ''' +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by '''Menu > File > Exit. ''' This will flush out that web page from the '''Session Store. '''
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You can set this pref to 0 to always show the Session Restore page in case of a crash or when you use the Windows Task Manager to force a shutdown.

  • browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes = 0

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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You can set this pref to 0 to always show the Session Restore page in case of a crash or when you use the Windows Task Manager to force a shutdown. *browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes = 0 You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config ''(edited to fix some typos)''

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Great! That fixes my problem. Thank you

Great! That fixes my problem. Thank you
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You're welcome.

I noticed typos in my reply that I've fixed.

You're welcome. I noticed typos in my reply that I've fixed.
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