How do I prevent Firefox from re-opening my last session upon reboot, for example after my laptop dies or I shutdown without closing browser windows? I never never ever … (read more)
How do I prevent Firefox from re-opening my last session upon reboot, for example after my laptop dies or I shutdown without closing browser windows? I never never ever want Firefox to restore pages at any time for any reason.
I use firefox for work, and I keep 7 separate firefox windows open to the sites I use to do my job. Because it's a pain opening them every time, I created a shell script (I'm using linux mint 21.1 by the way) to do it. I just double click a desktop icon to launch my shell script and all of my windows open in the order I like them to be in.
Unfortunately, if my laptop battery dies or if I just am in a hurry and I log out without closing everything, then the next time I log in and launch my script, it opens my first firefox window, which then decides to open ALL 7 of the windows that were killed when my laptop shut down, and then my script opens the remaining 6 windows it is supposed to open, for a total of 14 browser windows now open, and I have to close half of them.
What I tried:
I googled around and the only thing I could find was the browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once settting, which appears to have no effect whatsoever when I restart (my test was to set this flag to false, open 7 browser windows, restart my machine without closing the browser windows, and then launch my script and the result was 14 browsers open instead of 7).
I'm using Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint (mint-001 - 1.0) with a Firefox version number of 111.0.