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My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

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My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

I go to options, set it up to open to my homepage, and it still opens to whatever page I visited last. I tried clearing my cache as well, no luck. What can I do to make my browser open to my homepage every time?

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New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

Hello,

Did you change the When Firefox Starts option?

New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

Yes. I actually never changed the When Firefox Starts option--one day it just started opening to whatever page I closed it on. I looked at the When Firefox Starts option and it was still set to my homepage, yet it always opens to the last page I was on before I closed the browser.

Site Moderator

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

Make sure that Firefox closes properly and that there isn't a hanging Firefox or plugin-container process left in the task manager as this may cause Firefox to think that the session crashed and thus needs to be restored.

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.

See also:

New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

I usually just hit the x in the upper right-hand corner to close out of the browser, this time I did it through the Firefox file menu as you suggested and had the same result. Looked at the other links you posted under your answer and neither link was appropriate. Any other suggestions?

Site Moderator

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

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.

New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

I appreciate you taking the time to offer suggestions, but I still don't have an answer. I don't get it.

New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

I am also having this problem, no matter what i do Firefox still opens to the last page me or my kids were on when we closed it. I have tried to "exit" and I have tried the X it doesn't matter. I have checked my settings as suggested..they are all fine. If anyone has anymore i would be glad to hear them,. Original Poster, have you fixed yours? If so I would love to hear from you.

Site Moderator

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

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

You can check for problems with preferences and try to rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default values.

New User

Re: My browser opens to whatever website I last visited, even though I have my settings set to open to my homepage

How do I find the Firefox profile folder?