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Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

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Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

I have disabled all extentions, add-ons, started up in Safe Mode or tried any other suggestions placed on the forum, but still, tabs are not saved.

I don't find a "enable" or "disable Save Tabs" in the preferences

As suggested, in the profile folder I have renamed the formhistory.sqlite to formhistory.sqlite.bak and sessionstore.js to sessionstore.js.bak

No saving of Tabs. Any suggestion? Tkx Yve

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

The prefs for Save & Quit the warning message have been set by default to false in current Firefox 4 beta versions (Bug 592822 - Remove quit warning dialog).

You can set the warn prefs on the about:config page to true via the right-click context menu or toggle with a double left-click.


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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

The prefs for Save & Quit the warning message have been set by default to false in current Firefox 4 beta versions (Bug 592822 - Remove quit warning dialog).

You can set the warn prefs on the about:config page to true via the right-click context menu or toggle with a double left-click.


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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

Thanks After changing the 'browser.warnOnQuit' from false to true in the 'about.conf' page, tabs are saved again. Thank you again Yve

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

I have a Mac. How do I access the about:config page so I can set this to the right settings? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

If you are trying to set the SAVE TABS in the preferences (about:config), it is not necessary anymore in the new Firefox 4.0b12 version. This version includes a possibility to Pin the individual Tabs as an APP TAB (small square on the left of the tabs) which will remain when you shut Firefox. No more "do you want to save tabs" question. APP TABS stay right where they are. Very practical. On the Mac, click control+Tab and select Pin as APP TAB in the popup menu. As far as reaching the about:config, I did it but don't remember how.... sorry Yve

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

How to go to about:config page Found it again. Open Firefox and type the following in the URL address: <about:config> end hit enter. There you will have all the lists of preferences. Ciao Yve

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

I went to both the standard preferences menu and the about:config to see if I could force it to prompt when closing, but to no avail, even though I ensured all appropriate warns were toggled on. There is clearly a bug in the latest betas. I first noticed this in the 4.0 Beta 10 version.

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

I checked it again and in my case it does work. In FF URL address (top line) enter "about:config" and hit enter. A message appears saying something about voiding warranty. Click OK and the config page appears. Under "Filter" type "browser.warnOnQuit". When it appears it should read: browser.warnOnQuit Status: default Type: boolean Value: true Restart FF and it should work. I see that you are using FF beta 4.01. As mentioned before, install beta 4.0b12 which you can download on the FF site and I believe this has been corrected by default. And with the app Tab innovation, you don't need it anymore anyhow, but it still gives you the warning. Yve

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

@ylegler

For me, app tab doesn't do what I want. I often have upwards of 30 (temporary) tabs open (thank you Panorama!) and I may have to restart my computer, want Firefox closed temporarily to regain some RAM or eek out some battery life on my laptop, however I do want those tabs to open again. Telling FF on quit to reopen them next time is a beautifully simple operation.

To go through every tab, tell it to save as app tab, then when FF is back up have to make it a normal tab again just to close it is extremely annoying and impractical when dealing with large numbers of temporary tabs.

I fully see the purpose of app tabs, but for this situation they do not apply at all.

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Re: Firefox 4.ob10 Mac: The "Save Tabs?" does not appear when quitting FF

OK, I understand what you mean. So the other solution is to quit FF without saving whatever tabs you have and do what ever (such as regain RAM). When you restart FF, go under History in the main menu and select "Restore previous session" and it will bring you back where you where before quitting.

Yve