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Everytime firefox opens, it has all my old tabs saved. How do I turn this off?

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I accidentally clicked "Don't ask again" when I had the final dialogue box open before closing FF which asks "Do you want to Save and Quit, Quit, or Cancel?" and I clicked Save and Quit. Now, every time I open FF, it has all my old tabs open. How can I stop this from happening? I've looked in Tools > Options but I can't see anything there.

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That happens if you have this setting: Tools > Options > General|Main > Startup: "When Firefox Starts": "Show my windows and tabs from last time"

Choose one of the other settings: Tools > Options > General|Main > Startup: "When Firefox Starts": "Show my home page" "Show a blank page"

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If you select "Show my home page", then also check the contents of "Home page" (same settings tab as above). If it contains multiple URLs, all those URLs will be opened each time. This drove me nuts for a while, as I had bookmarked all open tabs and used them as my "Home page", so kept getting an old news story on the news website I was using.