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how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

I have just upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to Firefox 4. I had assumed that the new version would use the same settings as the previous one but it doesn't

The previous one always asked if I wante tabs saving when I closed it but this version (4) does not.

Is there a way of making it ask?

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Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

One change in Firefox 4 is to by default stop Firefox displaying the warning message, but it can be turned back on by changing some preferences.

  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, 

you will be taken to a list of preferences

  3. Locate the preference browser.tabs.warnOnClose,
if its value is set to false, double-click on it to change its value 

to true

  4. Repeat this for these 2 preferences 

browser.warnOnQuit, browser.warnOnRestart

  5. Starting with beta 12 there will be an additional preference 

that needs to be set to true - browser.showQuitWarning

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Many thanks for your help. I have done that but I do not get a warning when I close Firefox. Also, have several other problems with version 4 so rather than footle about with it I am going to uninstall it and use something else.

It seems that every time there is an update or upgrade it never retains previous settings and I am thinking that it is just not worth all the hassle.

Thanks again for your help

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Chris, unfortunately could be addon compatibility. Had same problem and solution did not work, but when restarting in safe mode with no themes addons etc it does work, ie FF asks if I want to Save and Quit etc.

So, if you have time you might want to play around with your addons and themes -or go back to FF3 and wait a month for people to upgrade the addons.

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Thanks I will give it a try. As far as I know there is one addon (Colorful tabs) that is not compatible with V4 but Firefox has inactivated it

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Ok, utterly bizarre solution for me. It was a bit of script that you can load with the Stylish addon called Sharp Minimal -which should just be appearance and FF4 had no problem with according to itself. Or maybe messing around with Safe Mode reset things for me?

Stopping 'Sharp minimal' solved the save tabs thing AND my own problem (which I can't find to close down) which was the loss of icons in location bar.

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Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Another problem is that when I click on a link it doesn't go into a new tab like the previous version did.

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

in options under the tabs section, it addresses links and tab handling. i hope this helps.

New User

Re: how to save tabs when closing firefox 4

Hi dankyhelpedyou,

I seem to be getting nowhere. I have a tick in the first four boxes under "Tools/Options/Tabs" but they don't work.

I couldn't remember how to run FF in safe mode so I clicked on "Help" and got help with running it in safe mode under Linux. One could not wish for a more Microsoft-esque bit of help than that!