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Windows 7: Prevent Firefox from opening old pages

28 Jun 2013   #1
dc2000

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Prevent Firefox from opening old pages

I don't use Firefox on the regular basis, so pardon if I'm asking something simple. Say, I had 5 tabs open and then closed the main Firefox window. The next day I open up Firefox again and it loads up those 5 tabs automatically. Is there any way to make it stop doing it? (And only open my home page, i.e. Google. com)

PS. Firefox version is 21.0


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29 Jun 2013   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

In Firefox Options/General tab
Select Show my home page in the When Firefox starts dropdown list and click OK
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29 Jun 2013   #3
dc2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
In Firefox Options/General tab
Select Show my home page in the When Firefox starts dropdown list and click OK
Interesting. That is exactly what I have there...
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29 Jun 2013   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

That's interesting - I would have expected you have Show my windows and tabs from last time

Try selecting Show a blank page and saving it.
Does that change your FF startup ?
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29 Jun 2013   #5
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you have Tab Mix Plus, or something of that nature installed? With TMP, for example, there is an option to show previous tabs upon start-up, overriding Firefox's built-in Session Restore.
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30 Jun 2013   #6
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You say you don't use FF on a regular basis, so I'm unsure if you have many addons, or have customized it much. You can reset FF to it's default settings easily if you have not customized it much.

Reset Firefox preferences to troubleshoot and fix problems | Firefox Help

You could also run FF in it's own Safe Mode to see if an addon may be causing this behavior

Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

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