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is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

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is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

in a few occasions when i open a new window, and close the window with my existing tab groups first. i can't recover the tab groups that i've created

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Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

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.

New Contributor

Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

thanks, that works, but it requires a bit of effort to change habit. it can be a bit inconvenient to do instead of a quick alt+f4

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Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

Alt+F4 only closes the current window and not the Firefox program with all open windows.

New Contributor

Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

yes that is exactly the problem , here's the sequence :

normally i only open 1 firefox window, and it has all my tab groups. so i am able to open/close firefox and retain these tab groups.

and then there are times when i just have to open a new window, and unfortunately, there are times when

- i close my base window first ( the one with the tab groups )
- then i am left with the new window ( which no longer retains my tab groups )
- i have no choice but to close this new window

when i reopen firefox, i no longer have my old tab groups. so this is where my problem lies. of course if can make the habit of always going to firefox > exit, at least the tab groups are always available.

it would have been great if these tab groups are stored permanently, like bookmarks. it just feels convenient to use.

New Contributor

Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

So, just to be sure, if a case like this does happen (such as mistakenly 'x-ing' out a window), there is no way to recover the massive amount of tab groupings?

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Re: is there a way to make tab groups permanent?

If you close a window by accident then try to restore that window via the History menu (Recently Closed Windows).
That may also work on a next start, providing session restore is working properly.