X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

Why my costumized settings change back to default, when i close the browser?

Posted

I keep trying to customize that the browser open the windows and tabs from the last time and that before downloading something to ask me before and i save all this, but when i close it and open it again, the settings get to the default mode, meaning i get the home page instead of all the tabs i was having, and also the downloads get into the C: Downloads instead asking me where i want to save them. How can i fix this? I have the last version of Firefox (18.0.1).

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

I keep trying to customize that the browser open the windows and tabs from the last time and that before downloading something to ask me before and i save all this, but when i close it and open it again, the settings get to the default mode, meaning i get the home page instead of all the tabs i was having, and also the downloads get into the C: Downloads instead asking me where i want to save them. How can i fix this? I have the last version of Firefox (18.0.1).

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
2365 solutions 20922 answers

Helpful Reply

Have you checked out this article: How to fix preferences that won't save. Note: I would save the Reset step until after you have tried some of the specific things.

By the way, if you are using any sandboxing or virtual machine software to run Firefox, this may require a different approach.

Question owner

i did but nothing helped. now the settings are remaining there but when i open the browser it appears as the default way. so nothing changed :(. I don't know anything about sandboxes or virtual machines. my computer's Windows just got reinstalled. before i didn't have any problem with my browser :(

AliceWyman
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
191 solutions 1966 answers

Make sure you are selecting the right settings in the Options window - General panel:

  • Under Startup "When Firefox starts:" select Show my windows and tabs from last time
  • Under Downloads select Always ask me where to save files.

If you've done that, and if you already tried the other suggestions in the How to fix preferences that won't save article:

Try step 5 in the Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems article: Reinstall Firefox after first removing the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox" program folder (reference)

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10751 solutions 96757 answers

Note that you should be able to restore the previous sessions via "History > Restore Previous Session".

Question owner

I called the person that reinstalled my computer to help me and now my computer works. Finally. But thank you all for the answers and the support. Have a great day everyday :)