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Since upgrading to 4.0.1, Firefox no longer asks me if I want my tabs saved, and I can't find where to set this preference. Help!!

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MacBook running OS X version 10.6.7

MacBook running OS X version 10.6.7

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cor-el
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Firefox 4 saves the previous session automatically, so there is no longer need for the dialog asking if you want to save the current session.

You can use "Firefox > History > Restore Previous Session" to get the previous session.

There is also a "Restore Previous Session" button on the default about:home Home page.

Another possibility is to use:

Firefox 4 saves the previous session automatically, so there is no longer need for the dialog asking if you want to save the current session. You can use "Firefox > History > Restore Previous Session" to get the previous session. There is also a "Restore Previous Session" button on the default <b>about:home</b> Home page. Another possibility is to use: * [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differences Firefox (Tools) > Options] > General > Startup: "When Firefox Starts": "Show my windows and tabs from last time"

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Thank you for the reply, cor-el. Let me see if I understand what you're saying.........

1. When I close Firefox, it will close all the current tabs, but will remember them. When I re-open Firefox, the tabs won't be there, but I can go to history>restore previous session, and they will pop up? If this is correct, it will work for me (as long as I remember to take the extra steps!), but it's extra "clicking" for me. In the old version, they just popped up.

2. What is the default 'about:home' Home page? When I open Firefox, I get Google.

3. On my version of Firefox, I have a Tools menu, but no "Options" choice. I have Tools>Web Search, Downloads, Add-ons, Set Up Sync, Error Console, Web Console, Page Info, Start Private Browsing, or Clear Recent History.

Further thoughts? Thank you.

Thank you for the reply, cor-el. Let me see if I understand what you're saying......... 1. When I close Firefox, it will close all the current tabs, but will remember them. When I re-open Firefox, the tabs won't be there, but I can go to history>restore previous session, and they will pop up? If this is correct, it will work for me (as long as I remember to take the extra steps!), but it's extra "clicking" for me. In the old version, they just popped up. 2. What is the default ''''''about:home'''''' Home page? When I open Firefox, I get Google. 3. On my version of Firefox, I have a Tools menu, but no "Options" choice. I have Tools>Web Search, Downloads, Add-ons, Set Up Sync, Error Console, Web Console, Page Info, Start Private Browsing, or Clear Recent History. Further thoughts? Thank you.
cor-el
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On Mac you can use Firefox > Preferences to get access to the preferences (options) and via the History menu you can open the previous session.

You can open the about:home Home page via the location bar. That is a build-in page that isn't opened via the internet.

On Mac you can use Firefox > Preferences to get access to the preferences (options) and via the History menu you can open the previous session. You can open the <b>about:home</b> Home page via the location bar. That is a build-in page that isn't opened via the internet.