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Firefox won't remember the tabs from when I closed it out last.

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I signed out of my laptop to go and do something else, and when i rebooted it, and clicked on firefox it came up with my homepage, Bing, instead of the five other tabs I had had on it. As a test, I pulled up two different tabs, Facebook and DeviantArt, and I purposefully closed it again, hoping it was only a minor problem. When I clocked back onto it, it was Bing again. I've gone to tools, options, and looked under the start up settings, and it says it will remember tabs from the last session, but it isn't, and when i look under history, it only says Bing, even though I've been using firefox for over a year and i have more history than that. It's a very annoying problem since i just got used to the layout, and i don't like internet explorer, so i would very much appreciate if someone could help with my problem.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Today

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Application

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.6
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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Yahoo! Toolbar
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Norton IPS
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Norton Toolbar
4.6
true
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Name
Value
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.bing.com
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.6
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.6
keyword.URL
http://websearch.ask.com/redirect?client=ff&src=kw&tb=LMW2&o=16046&locale=en_US&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1277929114
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cache
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata
false
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.promptOnSanitize
false
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Question owner

Only difference is my homepage is comcast.net

cor-el
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If you use Remove recent browsing, search and download history in Firefox 3.5/6 or Clear Private Data in Firefox 3 to clear the 'Browsing History' when Firefox is closed then restoring tabs from the last session (e.g. "Save & Quit" or "Show my windows and tabs from last time") doesn't work.

Make sure that you not run Firefox in Private Browsing - Browse the web without saving information about the sites you visit mode. In Private Browsing mode some menu items are disabled (grayed) and features like visited links and disabled and not available. You are in Private Browsing mode if you see "Tools > Stop Private Browsing", possibly grayed. ..... You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History" To see all History settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history Uncheck: [[ ] "Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session"