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Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

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Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Under Tools>Options>General I have the browser set when I open the browser to "open up a blank page" but it keeps opening up previous tabs from the day before. How can I stop this? I read the forum boards but either did not find it or overlooked the answer. I checked all my other settings and cannot find anything that would be causing this. Please advise?

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Site Moderator

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Maybe you have pinned them . Right click on one of them, and select "unpin tab" . Please tell me if the problem persists.

Best Regards, Osman A.

New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Nope not pinned. I also checked to see if the Browser actually closed properly, and it appears to have. Nothing shows under the task manager.

I also tried clearing any cache files but no luck.

Site Moderator

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

I was hoping to avoid a full reset, but if anyone else has a suggestion, I'm open to it :-)

New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Could you provide a screenshot with the tabs? Or at least the name of the websites,please?

New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

@Osman, They are all different depending on where i go for example, Ebay, news sites, weather sites, shopping sites, etc...I dont know if it would help to list them? If I open 3 or 4 links or even upto 10, and then exit the browser, those same tabs will open to whatever website I had. Somehow the browser is remembering the previous sessions even though I have it set up to open a "blank Page" in the options menu.

All Star

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

You could set your home page to about:blank. That will get you a blank page.

New User

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Maybe the session is restoring permanently : http://kb.mozillazine.org/Session_Restore Take a look here. Maybe it helps with something.

Site Moderator

Re: Browser keeps opening with previous tabs from day before. How do I stop this?

Make sure that Firefox closes properly and that there isn't a hanging Firefox or plugin-container process left in the task manager.

Use "Firefox/File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit") to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the title bar.

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