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Problem with my Firefox brower - when I log off, it takes me back to the last search I did on the net with GOOGLE, even though google.com is my default page.


Problem with my Firefox browser - when I log off, it takes me back to the last search I did on the net with GOOGLE, even though WWW.google.com is my default page. What should I do?

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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  • Top 10 Contributor
2366 solutions 20923 answers

Normally, Firefox will start up following the directions on this tab:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > General > "When Firefox starts"

However, if Firefox detects that it crashed (did not shut down normally) it will instead try to restore your previous windows and tabs. Does that seem to be what's happening?

Wesley Branton
  • Top 25 Contributor
178 solutions 2062 answers

If Firefox is restoring your session because it think that it has crashed, you can disable this by following the steps below:

  1. Go to about:config on Firefox
  2. Find the browser.sessionstore.resume-from-crash setting
  3. Can the value from true to false
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10753 solutions 96760 answers

You can check if you have an user.js file in the Firefox profile folder that sets the browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once pref to true.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)