How do I restore my tabs from last time?

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Want to visit the pages you had open the last time you used Firefox? Here are some easy ways to do it.

Restore the previous session from the default home page

If you had tabs and windows open when you closed Firefox, the default Firefox Start page will have a Restore Previous Session button. To get your tabs and windows back, just click it.

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Note: If you've set your home page to something other than the default Firefox home page, you can restore the default home page.

Restore the previous session from the History menu

Here's how to get back your tabs and windows from a previous session, if you don't use the default Firefox home page:

  1. Click on the menu button new fx menu on the right side of your toolbar.
  2. Select History to expand the drop-down list and choose Restore Previous Session.
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Restore the previous session from the Firefox menu

Here's how to get back your tabs and windows from a previous session using the Firefox menu:

  1. Click the menu button Fx57menu on the right side of your toolbar.
  2. Select Restore Previous Session.
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Restore the previous session every time you open Firefox

When Firefox starts, a single window is opened by default, displaying your specified home page. You can set Firefox to always show your windows and tabs from your previous session each time you start Firefox. To change your Firefox startup settings:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and choose Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the General panel.
  3. In the When Firefox starts drop-down menu, select Show my windows and tabs from last timeShow your windows and tabs from last time.
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  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.
For more information about Session Restore, see the article Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows.

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