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Can't restore previous sessions even though checked Restore previous sessions

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I want to restore previous sessions but not save Browsing & Download History, Form & Search History, Cache and Offline Website Data. So in Settings > Privacy & Security > History > Settings for Clearing History, i ticked those options. I also made sure in about:config that "privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions" is false.

But every time i close Firefox and relaunch it, it opens up a new tab rather than restoring. I checked the "sessionstore-backups" folder in my profile folder and indeed every time i closed Firefox, the folder deletes itself. I realised if i put "privacy.clearOnShutdown.history" as false the browser restores, but i only want the ability restore previous sessions without storing any history.

Is there any way around this?

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Sorry, but the way Firefox is designed, session history is cleared when you clear browsing history.

The "privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions" preference relates to old-fashioned "basic authentication" sessions (called "Active Logins" in the dialog).

You could consider using an extension to store your current set of tabs independently of Firefox's built-in feature. These are the ones I'm aware of that you might investigate/try out (I don't use them myself):

Use database storage:

Use bookmark storage:

Modified by jscher2000