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Opening multiple home tabs only on first instance of Fire Fox

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I am a recent migrant from Chrome and I am currently in the process of setting up Fire Fox to my liking.

I would like to have 6 pages open on the first time I run Fire Fox and NOT on any subsequent times the browser is run.

I tried achieving this using the home tab settings in preferences but that keeps on opening the same 6 pages every time I run a new instance of Fire Fox which is obviously not what I want.

I did the required due googling trying to find a way to do this on my own but my search results did not turn up much so I decided to ask a question here.

Cheers.

I am a recent migrant from Chrome and I am currently in the process of setting up Fire Fox to my liking. I would like to have 6 pages open on the first time I run Fire Fox and NOT on any subsequent times the browser is run. I tried achieving this using the home tab settings in preferences but that keeps on opening the same 6 pages every time I run a new instance of Fire Fox which is obviously not what I want. I did the required due googling trying to find a way to do this on my own but my search results did not turn up much so I decided to ask a question here. Cheers.

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Hi codeRetard, Firefox doesn't have a built-in setting for this. Some workarounds are:

(1) Save the six tabs as pinned tabs and keep them open so Firefox will restore them at startup

More info: Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away

(2) Modify your Firefox shortcut with URLs to load at startup

For example (these are for Windows, sorry):

(3) The manual option: bookmark the URLs in one folder and then to launch them all, right-click that folder and choose Open All in Tabs

More info: Bookmarks in Firefox -- in the Bookmark a Page section, below the screenshot (Ctrl+Shift+d)

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Hi codeRetard, Firefox doesn't have a built-in setting for this. Some workarounds are:

(1) Save the six tabs as pinned tabs and keep them open so Firefox will restore them at startup

More info: Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away

(2) Modify your Firefox shortcut with URLs to load at startup

For example (these are for Windows, sorry):

(3) The manual option: bookmark the URLs in one folder and then to launch them all, right-click that folder and choose Open All in Tabs

More info: Bookmarks in Firefox -- in the Bookmark a Page section, below the screenshot (Ctrl+Shift+d)

Hi codeRetard, Firefox doesn't have a built-in setting for this. Some workarounds are: (1) Save the six tabs as ''pinned tabs'' and keep them open so Firefox will restore them at startup More info: [[Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away]] (2) Modify your Firefox shortcut with URLs to load at startup For example (these are for Windows, sorry): * [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1097071 Can you have a different action when you open your browser to when you click the home button in the browser?] * [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1086113 How do I open 2 websites on startup and 1 website when clicking the home button?] (3) The manual option: bookmark the URLs in one folder and then to launch them all, right-click that folder and choose Open All in Tabs More info: [[Bookmarks in Firefox]] -- in the Bookmark a Page section, below the screenshot (Ctrl+Shift+d)
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Thank you for your prompt reply.

Of the three different workarounds you mentioned, the pinned tabs seems to be the best option for me. However;

1. Firefox keeps warning me that I am about to close 6 tabs, and if I am sure I want to continue when I am closing the browser window 2. Fire Fox won't reopen the pinned tabs when I reopen the browser.

This is while the page you liked seems to suggest that once pinned they should keep on reopening with every subsequent browser launch.

Thank you for your prompt reply. Of the three different workarounds you mentioned, the pinned tabs seems to be the best option for me. However; 1. Firefox keeps warning me that I am about to close 6 tabs, and if I am sure I want to continue when I am closing the browser window 2. Fire Fox won't reopen the pinned tabs when I reopen the browser. This is while the page you liked seems to suggest that once pinned they ''should'' keep on reopening with every subsequent browser launch.
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codeRetard said

Thank you for your prompt reply. Of the three different workarounds you mentioned, the pinned tabs seems to be the best option for me. However; 1. Firefox keeps warning me that I am about to close 6 tabs, and if I am sure I want to continue when I am closing the browser window 2. Fire Fox won't reopen the pinned tabs when I reopen the browser. This is while the page you liked seems to suggest that once pinned they should keep on reopening with every subsequent browser launch.

Okay, so I had multiple browsers open at the time I implemented the pinned tabs and I believe that was why closing and reopening the browser in which the tabs where pinned kept on not doing what it should have.

What ended up fixing the issue was: 1. Closing all the other open Fire Fix browsers first. 2. Pinning the required pages on a fresh / last open browser instance. 3. Closing the browser using the Ctrl + Q keyboard shortcut 4. Re-opening the browser once more.

afterwards all everything is behaving as it should be / desired.

Cheers.

''codeRetard [[#answer-1230564|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you for your prompt reply. Of the three different workarounds you mentioned, the pinned tabs seems to be the best option for me. However; 1. Firefox keeps warning me that I am about to close 6 tabs, and if I am sure I want to continue when I am closing the browser window 2. Fire Fox won't reopen the pinned tabs when I reopen the browser. This is while the page you liked seems to suggest that once pinned they ''should'' keep on reopening with every subsequent browser launch. </blockquote> Okay, so I had multiple browsers open at the time I implemented the pinned tabs and I believe that was why closing and reopening the browser in which the tabs where pinned kept on not doing what it should have. What ended up fixing the issue was: 1. Closing all the other open Fire Fix browsers first. 2. Pinning the required pages on a fresh / last open browser instance. 3. Closing the browser using the Ctrl + Q keyboard shortcut 4. Re-opening the browser once more. afterwards all everything is behaving as it should be / desired. Cheers.
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Thank you for confirming the specific steps.

Thank you for confirming the specific steps.
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