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Firefox isn't prompting me to save my open tabs before quitting. This is extremely frustrating. I have the setting checked off to prompt me before closing multiple tabs but it is closing without prompting me.
I just updated to Firefox 4.0. I had several tabs saved but when I installed this new version, it won't prompt me to save the tabs before quitting. When I relaunch the application, no tabs have been saved. I set my preferences to prompt me when closing multiple tabs but it isn't working.
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One change in Firefox 4 is to by default stop Firefox displaying the warning message, but it can be turned back on by changing some preferences.
- Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
- Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
- Locate the preference browser.tabs.warnOnClose, if its value is set to false, double-click on it to change its value to true
- Repeat this for these 3 preferences browser.warnOnQuit, browser.warnOnRestart and browser.showQuitWarning
If you always open the last set of tabs, an alternative approach is this:
- Click the orange Firefox button, then select options to open the options window
- Go to the General panel
- Change the setting "When Firefox starts" to "Show my windows and tabs from last time"
The described fix seems to work fine, and I appreciate the fast response. You might also point out that under History there is a Restore Previous Session option that will recover the bookmarks. Thank you for this!
Firefox developers, I've been a developer myself. Setting the default to not save tabs in Firefox 4 is going to make a lot of people VERY angry.
I'm a fairly educated user. After upgrading, the first thing I did was to check Preferences and try to make sure all settings were good to maintain what I've been accustomed to doing. I didn't take the Firefox 4 tour, but shut down the application to make sure caches were emptied. There was no warning about my multiple tabs, but it was too late to stop the process. When I opened it again, all my tabs were gone. As stated, Recover Previous Session brought them back, but a lot of people will not look for or find that function at once.
For everyone's sanity, please don't turn off the Preserve Tabs on Logout function without warning.
Thanks, Tony! I appreciate the reply. Your suggestions worked great. Thanks also to Andrew for the further suggestion about restoring previous session. Unfortunately, I tested it a few times with new tabs after having lost my original ones so it won't restore properly. Lost a few hours of work, Firefox developers! Not cool.
Modified by BethF123