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Can I open multiple tabs in Firefox when WINDOWS starts up? Command line limits to about 204 characters...

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I know how to configure Firefox so that it opens multiple tabs every time you open Firefox. I want it to open multiple tabs when I start Windows. Or in other words, I don't want to connect to multiple web pages every time I open a browser, just the first time I log on for the day.

I tried appending the web sites in the command line of a Firefox shortcut in my Windows Startup folder. The problem is that in this approach, you're limited to as many URL's as you can type in about 204 characters ('C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' uses up 52 of the 256 characters available in a shortcut).

Is there a way to open more tabbed web sites than that?

What would be cool is if there was something like a FFstartup.ini file or something, where you could provide a list of websites as long as you want, and it would open them all. So, the command line would look like:

'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\FFstartup.ini'

...and the FFstartup.ini file would look like:

[Startup]

'http://www.yahoo.com'

'http://www.google.com'

'http://www.firefox.com'

etc...


If there's no current way to do this, how would I make this suggestion to be developed?

Thank you!

I know how to configure Firefox so that it opens multiple tabs every time you open ''Firefox''. I want it to open multiple tabs when I start ''Windows''. Or in other words, I don't want to connect to multiple web pages every time I open a browser, just the first time I log on for the day. I tried appending the web sites in the command line of a Firefox shortcut in my Windows Startup folder. The problem is that in this approach, you're limited to as many URL's as you can type in about 204 characters ('C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' uses up 52 of the 256 characters available in a shortcut). Is there a way to open more tabbed web sites than that? What would be cool is if there was something like a FFstartup.ini file or something, where you could provide a list of websites as long as you want, and it would open them all. So, the command line would look like: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe' 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\FFstartup.ini' ...and the FFstartup.ini file would look like: [Startup] 'http://www.yahoo.com' 'http://www.google.com' 'http://www.firefox.com' etc... If there's no current way to do this, how would I make this suggestion to be developed? Thank you!

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Use a .bat or .cmd file to start Firefox if you need more space than the target line in a shortcut allows.
Separate the URLs with spaces.

start "" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" http://www.yahoo.com http://www.google.com http://www.firefox.com