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Losing all tabs when closing FF on MacOS with the red cross at the top left

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Hi,

I use the latest FF for MacOS.

When I "close" Firefox by clicking the red cross in the top left corner of the window, I lose all open tabs when I start again despite having the option of restoring the previous session checked. When I "close" the whole thing (right click on FF in the Dock, Quit, and then re-open), all my tabs are back normally.

So basically every time i click this red cross, by mistake or not, I lose anything that's open.

Feels like I did not have this issue before.

Anyone has a workaround or experiences a similar issue?

Thanks!

Hi, I use the latest FF for MacOS. When I "close" Firefox by clicking the red cross in the top left corner of the window, I lose all open tabs when I start again despite having the option of restoring the previous session checked. When I "close" the whole thing (right click on FF in the Dock, Quit, and then re-open), all my tabs are back normally. So basically every time i click this red cross, by mistake or not, I lose anything that's open. Feels like I did not have this issue before. Anyone has a workaround or experiences a similar issue? Thanks!

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The X is to close a window. To quit the browser you need to use the menu command or keyboard shortcut and wait at least, say 30 seconds, before shutting down your system so as to give Firefox time to say settings including open tabs and windows.

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Note that on Mac closing Firefox can be more complicated because you can close all open windows, but keep Firefox running with the menu bar visible or minimized in the Doc.

Make sure to use "Quit Firefox" with all windows still open, especially if you want to use "Restore Previous Session". Otherwise check "History -> Restore Previous Session" and "History -> Recently Closed Tabs/Windows".

See also these undo prefs in about:config.

  • browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo
  • browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo

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