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I'm simply trying to restart firefox but want my windows to be saved...just like when you restart and firefox saves the websites you are on. How do I just restart the browers without losing my open websites?

I hope this question makes sense!

I'm simply trying to restart firefox but want my windows to be saved...just like when you restart and firefox saves the websites you are on. How do I just restart the browers without losing my open websites? I hope this question makes sense!

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cor-el
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This should do it:

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: "When Firefox Starts": "Show my windows and tabs from last time"
This should do it: *Tools > Options > General > Startup: "When Firefox Starts": "Show my windows and tabs from last time"

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I got as far as general but there isn't a startup option

I got as far as general but there isn't a startup option
cor-el
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The General tab in Tools > Options > General has three section: Startup , Downloads, Add-ons

The Startup section begins with "When Firefox Starts" and that item has a drop down selection list.

See Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings

The General tab in Tools > Options > General has three section: Startup , Downloads, Add-ons The Startup section begins with "When Firefox Starts" and that item has a drop down selection list.<br /> See [[Options window - General panel]]

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got it, thank you for clearing that up for me!! I leave my windows open and sometimes it sucks up memory and I have to restart firefox but I don't like to lose my tabs. thank you, hopefully this works.

I would like a way to restart while the tabs are open, like when you update or make changes to add ons and it tells you to restart firefox, that's what I was hoping there was a option for somewhere..but this should work, I'll just close the tabs and hopefully they will re-open again.

got it, thank you for clearing that up for me!! I leave my windows open and sometimes it sucks up memory and I have to restart firefox but I don't like to lose my tabs. thank you, hopefully this works. I would like a way to restart while the tabs are open, like when you update or make changes to add ons and it tells you to restart firefox, that's what I was hoping there was a option for somewhere..but this should work, I'll just close the tabs and hopefully they will re-open again.
Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers
You can try this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/207611/ Or look at these: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=restart&cat=all&lver=any&pid=1&sort=&pp=20&lup=&advanced=