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Today when I closed Firefox and reopened it the option to restore previous session was not shown, as a result I have lost half my pinned tabs (I managed to redo the rest from bookmarks) which were vital. I tried going into history but the option was greyed out.

This happened yesterday too but after redoing half my tabs I went to open gmail and it restored all my tabs, I tried the sane today but it failed so am stuck with half my tabs.

Please do not suggest I use synch as I only use one device.

Today when I closed Firefox and reopened it the option to restore previous session was not shown, as a result I have lost half my pinned tabs (I managed to redo the rest from bookmarks) which were vital. I tried going into history but the option was greyed out. This happened yesterday too but after redoing half my tabs I went to open gmail and it restored all my tabs, I tried the sane today but it failed so am stuck with half my tabs. Please do not suggest I use synch as I only use one device.

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Sorry, but I suggest you download Firefox from Mozilla and us sync to get the data over. This way if something goes boom, you have it in another browser. see screenshot https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

I run several versions of Firefox plus Waterfox on my laptops with no issues. Just download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder.

What OS? X11 or Wayland?

To restore last session manually, see details here --> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1420979#answer-1597405

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Hopefully these links will help.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-restore-browsing-session-backup https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1409242#answer-1572631


I have experienced the issue two or three times (not recently) but I have all open tabs bookmarked.

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None of those suggestions helped.

OS: Ubuntu 20.04LTS

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This may shed some light.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session#w_troubleshooting


If you have a lot of open tabs, changing the value of this preference in about:config may help. It relates to the History option Recently Closed Tabs. browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox

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That hasn't helped either.

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In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes".

  • do not clear the "Browsing history"

See also:

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It's set to remember history.

In History, restore previous session is greyed out.

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What's set here? see screenshot

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I have it set to remember history.

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My session failed on Nightly today, restored it, but this is happening a wee bit to often.  ;-/

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Session restore continues to be stable and reliable for me on Nightly.

a.frayed.knot.mate said

I went to open gmail and it restored all my tabs

This could happen if you have separate installations and/or profiles on your system.

Search your apps for "firefox" and see how many items show up. You can change the default in Ubuntu Settings > Default Apps > Web.

Go to about:profiles in the address bar to see other profiles. You won't see profiles across different package types (snap/flatpak/apt).

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Search your apps for "firefox" and see how many items show up. You can change the default in Ubuntu Settings > Default Apps > Web.

Showed only one profile

Go to about:profiles in the address bar to see other profiles. You won't see profiles across different package types (snap/flatpak/apt).

Showed two profiles so I deleted the non default one.

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Hi

Thank you for your question. This is something that we are currently looking into and hope to be able to respond to you soon with a more complete answer.

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Are you using the startup setting to restore the previous session automatically or do you use "History -> Restore Previous Session" ? You may have to check "History -> Recently Closed Windows/Tabs". This might be best:

  • Settings -> General -> Startup -> Open previous windows and tabs

Use one of these to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the Firefox Title bar, especially if you have multiple windows or Private Browsing windows open to prevent losing tabs in unnoticed windows.

  • "3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button)
  • Windows: File -> Exit
  • Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox
  • Linux: File -> Quit

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