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I am using Win XP and Mac OS The Pinned Tabs disappear - I don't understand when they do So I have to redo them manually once in a day or two

Is there a simple solution ?

I am using Win XP and Mac OS The Pinned Tabs disappear - I don't understand when they do So I have to redo them manually once in a day or two Is there a simple solution ?

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cor-el
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App (pinned) tabs and Tab Groups (Panorama) are stored as part of the session data in the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder.

You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak files in the Firefox profile folder that store session data.

Delete the sessionstore.js file and possible sessionstore-##.js files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox profile folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible).


Also make sure that in case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":

  • do not clear the Browsing History

Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.

App (pinned) tabs and Tab Groups (Panorama) are stored as part of the session data in the sessionstore.js file in the Firefox profile folder. You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak files in the Firefox profile folder that store session data. Delete the sessionstore.js file and possible sessionstore-##.js files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox profile folder. *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Multiple_profile_files_created Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible). ---- Also make sure that in case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes": *do not clear the Browsing History *Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" > Settings *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Clear+Recent+History Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.

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Sounds complicated - but I have done your suggestions. I am still losing the pinned tabs on closing Firefox FF asks if I want to close all tabs. By saying yes all tabs, including pinned tabs disappear Sometimes I need to force quit FF. The pinned tabs disappear again

As for Win XP: I could not find any .js files in XP The folder name is rmp50gtk.default under Firefox- Profiles folders.

The s c "preferences" are found under Tools Options General. It is set to: Show my windows and tabs from last time

It works for while but soon the pinned tabs are lost. It is quite a useless task to rebuild thos icons each time. Is there a bookmark for multiple tabs ?

Sounds complicated - but I have done your suggestions. I am still losing the pinned tabs on closing Firefox FF asks if I want to close all tabs. By saying yes all tabs, including pinned tabs disappear Sometimes I need to force quit FF. The pinned tabs disappear again As for Win XP: I could not find any .js files in XP The folder name is rmp50gtk.default under Firefox- Profiles folders. The s c "preferences" are found under Tools Options General. It is set to: Show my windows and tabs from last time It works for while but soon the pinned tabs are lost. It is quite a useless task to rebuild thos icons each time. Is there a bookmark for multiple tabs ?

Modified by minkowski

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Pinned tabs cannot be saved neither on a Mac or Windows based Firefox That is my experience. Anybody suggesting something better ?

Pinned tabs cannot be saved neither on a Mac or Windows based Firefox That is my experience. Anybody suggesting something better ?
cor-el
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You have to make sure to keep the history and not to use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history because you loose pinned tabs that way.


You have to make sure to keep the history and not to use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history because you loose pinned tabs that way. *Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" > Settings *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Clear+Recent+History ---- *App Tab Initializer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/app-tab-initializer/

Question owner

My setting on Mac is: Firefox - Preferences - Privacy: Firefox: "Will remember history" But the pinned tabs will not be saved when I close Firefox

My setting on Mac is: Firefox - Preferences - Privacy: Firefox: "Will remember history" But the pinned tabs will not be saved when I close Firefox
cor-el
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Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes"?

Are you closing open Firefox windows or are you closing Firefox (Firefox > Quit) while browser windows are still open?

If you close browser windows then the Firefox application is still running.

Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes"? Are you closing open Firefox windows or are you closing Firefox (Firefox > Quit) while browser windows are still open? If you close browser windows then the Firefox application is still running.

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Quit FF - I know no other way to close FF.

Quit FF - I know no other way to close FF.
Mr. News 5 solutions 79 answers

FF 28.0 is doing the exact same thing to me on Win 8.1. Pinned tabs vanish every 2-3 days. Have Privacy on "Remember History."

FF 28.0 is doing the exact same thing to me on Win 8.1. Pinned tabs vanish every 2-3 days. Have Privacy on "Remember History."
ZZFPG 0 solutions 4 answers

Seems like having to not clear history in order to use Pinned tabs is a conflict with those of use that are concerned about security. Can this restriction be removed with the understanding that pinned tabs will violate the clearing of the history for the pinned sites?

Seems like having to not clear history in order to use Pinned tabs is a conflict with those of use that are concerned about security. Can this restriction be removed with the understanding that pinned tabs will violate the clearing of the history for the pinned sites?