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Does clean start close tabs? (Firefox for iOS)

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The release notes for the latest update for Firefox for iOS mention "clean start", stating that Firefox will start on your home page every time you reopen the browser after a couple of hours to avoid being distracted by the tabs of your last session.

The first thing I want to know is whether this clean start means (1) that all previously open tabs will be closed, or (2) that a new tab will open to the home page IN ADDITION to the previous tabs.

Is there an option to turn off this clean start behavior?

(I do want to keep my open tabs; it's why I leave some open. I close tabs I don't want any more. I can use history, but I hope I don't have to, because I don't want to have to scroll through history and remember what I wanted to keep every time I don't use the browser for some hours -- especially after every night's sleep! If this functionality closes tabs, then I don't want to upgrade. If it's optional, that's fine, and good for those who want it.)

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I appreciate that clean start doesn't remove existing open tabs, but I strongly dislike that it keep opening new ones every time I open the browser after 4hrs away. The only benefit I've seen mentioned is to impose help with supposed distractions. I do not want this "help" - how do I turn it off?

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Hi, hhw4.

Your reply seems to imply an answer to my question. I still want to ask explicitly: "DOES the new version close existing open tabs? Yes or No?"

It seems like you have used the new version and have the answer, but if your reply instead refers to an assumption or understanding from *before* using the new version, then I don't want to act on it. I don't want to install the new version until I know how it behaves.

And if it doesn't close existing tabs, I'll still want to know the same thing you do: How would we turn off the clean start behavior? But that's a follow-up question for me.

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Update: The "latest update" I mentioned is: Firefox Daylight 36.0 (5732)