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How can one specify that multiple windows open (each with its own web page(s) ) when Firefox starts?

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I am on Firefox 15.0. I would prefer not to open multiple tabs to get multiple web sites up when Firefox is started. Instead, I prefer multiple windows. Some might have one tab, some might have several. For example, one window might have Gmail, another might have several different web pages related to weather, and another might simply have Google, and another Yahoo, and another, Orbitz. Since there may be five or six of these windows, with multiple web pages, perhaps 20 in toal, tabs get cluttered, and I don't prefer them anyway. I have plenty of memory and processing power.

Interestingly enough, if Firefox crashes, it allows you to restart with the pages it thinks you would want. It would be great to have a Start Firefox option similar to that!

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See :

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Open the PREFERENCES option,

switch to GENERAL

change your settings: StartUp - When Firefox Starts

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  #       Show my home page   
  #       Show a blank page 
  #       Show my windows and tabs from last time 

Personally,use a blank page as seems start firefox quicker.

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I don't want multiple web pages open on just a single window (the tab approach). I am aware of and know how to specify that option.

I want multiple windows open with web page and or web pages specified for each.

I don't want to copy some previous session information. By the time I finish, there may be multiple additional pages involved, from links or otherwise, that I don't want brought into Firefox at startup.

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Sorry, Firefox doesn't have a feature like that built-in. Look at session manager add-ons at AMO for an extension that meets your needs.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=session+manager

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You can reopen the windows and tabs from the previous session.

You can also use command line switches with a bash script or a modified Firefox desktop shortcut ant use -new-window -url <URL> to open a page in a new window.

<path to firefox>/firefox -new-window -url <URL1> -new-window -url <URL2>