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Hello, I've set up my app tabs twice, but they are gone after I have quit Firefox. On restarting, the only tab is my home page. Thanks, and hope you can help.

Hello, I've set up my app tabs twice, but they are gone after I have quit Firefox. On restarting, the only tab is my home page. Thanks, and hope you can help.

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I used app tabs the first time, and every time.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Picasa plugin.
  • iPhoto6
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0b12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b12

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Dedagen 0 solutions 1 answers

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Just loaded Firefox 4.0 Final release and had this problem. I normally tell Firefox to forget browser history. When I disable this feature Firefox remembers my App Tabs. I really wish I didn't have to ch9ose between these options! I like to keep my browser history, cache, etc clean for added security and privacy. I'm opting for security over convenience so I guess I'm not going to use App Tabs for now.

Just loaded Firefox 4.0 Final release and had this problem. I normally tell Firefox to forget browser history. When I disable this feature Firefox remembers my App Tabs. I really wish I didn't have to ch9ose between these options! I like to keep my browser history, cache, etc clean for added security and privacy. I'm opting for security over convenience so I guess I'm not going to use App Tabs for now.

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Thanks dedagen, that works, but like you I prefer to clear the browser history also. I imagine they'll address this issue eventually. Happy Browsing!

Thanks dedagen, that works, but like you I prefer to clear the browser history also. I imagine they'll address this issue eventually. Happy Browsing!
mailboxtom@gmail.com 0 solutions 1 answers

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Thanks LapinAgile. I completely agree that App Tabs should be separate from history. This is a security risk. It's like lollipops from strangers.

Thanks LapinAgile. I completely agree that App Tabs should be separate from history. This is a security risk. It's like lollipops from strangers.
sinsaside 0 solutions 1 answers

even when i have firefox remember everything, or when i go custom and uncheck the box, my app tabs still disappear :-(

even when i have firefox remember everything, or when i go custom and uncheck the box, my app tabs still disappear :-(
cor-el
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Make sure that you not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history mode.

  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Firefox > Preferences > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"
Make sure that you not run Firefox in permanent [[Private Browsing]] mode. * You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differences Firefox > Preferences] > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History" * To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differences Firefox > Preferences] > Privacy, choose the setting <b>Firefox will: Use custom settings for history</b> * Uncheck: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"
mikey1377 0 solutions 1 answers

Even in FF5 with "Firefox will remember history" set, I still loose my app tabs.

Even in FF5 with "Firefox will remember history" set, I still loose my app tabs.
cor-el
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Make sure that you do not use Clear Recent History to clear the Browsing History when you close Firefox.

Make sure that you do not use Clear Recent History to clear the <i>Browsing History</i> when you close Firefox. *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Clear+Recent+History *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Firefox+does+not+ask+to+save+tabs+and+windows+on+exit
Khal 0 solutions 1 answers

I just discovered app tabs yesterday. Seemed like a cool feature, but like others in this thread, they disappear when I close the browser. I have not cleared history and don't automatically clear history. Is there any reason to think clearing history has something to do with the app tabs?

Firefox version: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

I just discovered app tabs yesterday. Seemed like a cool feature, but like others in this thread, they disappear when I close the browser. I have not cleared history and don't automatically clear history. Is there any reason to think clearing history has something to do with the app tabs? Firefox version: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1
InTheY2K 0 solutions 4 answers

I just found out about App-Tabs with FF8. Also the same problem.

Pinned three tabs as App-Tab (facebook, twitter and my favorite forum). Sometimes they're there, when I open FF, but every other time they disappear and I have to re-pin them. Weird.

Firefox Version 8.0, Windows 7 Professional (Build 7601, SP1)

I just found out about App-Tabs with FF8. Also the same problem. Pinned three tabs as App-Tab (facebook, twitter and my favorite forum). Sometimes they're there, when I open FF, but every other time they disappear and I have to re-pin them. Weird. Firefox Version 8.0, Windows 7 Professional (Build 7601, SP1)
InTheY2K 0 solutions 4 answers

Hmmm... I just observed that clicking on one of the app-tabs resulted in displaying the page in a new window (and detaching the tab from the previous window in the process). When I now close the new window the pinned app-tab is gone.

Could this be a hint?

Hmmm... I just observed that clicking on one of the app-tabs resulted in displaying the page in a new window (and detaching the tab from the previous window in the process). When I now close the new window the pinned app-tab is gone. Could this be a hint?