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Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

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Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

"Firefox can be configured to restore all windows and tabs that were open when the application is closed or terminated unexpectedly. This article describes the circumstances under which your session is restored and how you can configure it."

I have it set up, in "Tools", "Options", etc., for my windows and tabs to reopen & be restored to the webpages that they were previously at before I, for one reason or another, restarted my computer! But, after I restart my computer and the Firefox browser, it always goes to my homepage; the windows & tabs NEVER restart as they should!

It wasn't always like this. It has only been within the last few weeks that this has become a constant and consistent problem. I assume that a Firefox update somehow disabled something & that's why it isn't working properly but, whatever...

How do I fix this so that my windows & tabs reopen as they should!?

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Re: Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

Have you checked to make sure that under>> Options >> General >> That the startup behavior is appropriately? I had the same problem after upgrading and setting my homepage. It should be set to "show my windows and tabs from last time".

Just re-read your post. sounds like you've tried this already.

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Re: Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

Are you closing Firefox with File> Exit ("Firefox" button > x)

Because if you are not, then you are closing one window at a time and only your last window would be your session. Not to mention additional problems you may have in closing Firefox by not closing through Exit because of subtasks running.

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Re: Why won't my tabs & windows reopen as they should, even tho I have it set for them to do so?

I am not, and/or was not, closing Firefox with "File> Exit ("Firefox" button > x)", nor thru one window/tab at a time.

This would only apply, and/or ever applied, to when I would shut my computer down WITHOUT shutting Firefox down or when Firefox would crash and I would shut my computer down without restarting Firefox first. (And, perhaps, when my computer would crash without having shut down Firefox but, that hardly ever happens, or has ever happened, enough to be applicable.)

Since I first asked this question, however, the problem was resolved.