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When restoring a session, tabs won't load automatically. How do I fix this?


This happens every time I restore my session: whenever I restore my session, instead of loading each tab automatically like it's supposed to do, it only loads the tab I'm on & SOME of the others, so I have to go to each tab (a lot of them) and then the pages load. This is extremely frustrating and is such a waste of time! How do I get EVERY tab to load automatically? This has been driving me nuts! Please help! Thanks. Also, it STILL happens in Safe Mode (I tested that in December). I also have my settings correct (says for the browser to load tabs automatically. Please help!

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Tyler Downer
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Please update to Firefox 18.0.2 Update Firefox to the latest version

Then go to Firefox > Options > Tabs, and uncheck "Don't load tabs until selected"

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You can also right click a tab and use Reload All Tabs.

Note that Firefox will load tab from the cache and you may not get the current page, but the version of the page that you accessed the previous time.