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Can tabs be turned off so they do not display on subsequent browsing sessions?

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When I switched from IE9 to Firefox I opened and switched between a number of browser windows. These now appear as tabs across the top of the browser window each time I open a new browser session.

Is there an option to delete individual tabs so they do not re-appear on subsequent browser sessions?

I currently have displayed 3 tabs for my gemail, two for Google account overview and one for Google help, plus one for Ask a Question Firefox. I can delete the tabs currently showing but they re-appear if I close and re-open Firefox browser.

Any info would be appreciated.

When I switched from IE9 to Firefox I opened and switched between a number of browser windows. These now appear as tabs across the top of the browser window each time I open a new browser session. Is there an option to delete individual tabs so they do not re-appear on subsequent browser sessions? I currently have displayed 3 tabs for my gemail, two for Google account overview and one for Google help, plus one for Ask a Question Firefox. I can delete the tabs currently showing but they re-appear if I close and re-open Firefox browser. Any info would be appreciated.

Chosen solution

Check that those tabs aren't set as multiple home pages.


It is also possible that there is a problem with the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Delete the sessionstore.js [2] file and possible sessionstore-##.js [3] files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them).

See also:

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Chosen Solution

Check that those tabs aren't set as multiple home pages.


It is also possible that there is a problem with the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Delete the sessionstore.js [2] file and possible sessionstore-##.js [3] files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them).

See also:

Check that those tabs aren't set as multiple home pages. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page ---- It is also possible that there is a problem with the files sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder. Delete the sessionstore.js [2] file and possible sessionstore-##.js [3] files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox Profile Folder. *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost, so you will have to create them again (make a note or bookmark them). See also: *[1] http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore *[2] http://kb.mozillazine.org/sessionstore.js *[3] http://kb.mozillazine.org/Multiple_profile_files_created

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Thanks cor-el


I opened multiple home pages whilst finding my way around Firefox. Your solution resolved the problem. I am impressed with Firefox over IE9.

Regards, Brian.Andrews

Thanks cor-el I opened multiple home pages whilst finding my way around Firefox. Your solution resolved the problem. I am impressed with Firefox over IE9. Regards, Brian.Andrews