Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

August 4, 2014

Configure Firefox to ask to save tabs on exit or not

Filed under: Computing,Settings — rmay4 @ 9:00 am
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Below are the instructions on how to add back the feature in Fire Fox that ask you if you want to save the open tabs on exit or not and also links to other ways to manually restore tabs after a crash or on a one time basis.. I love this feature to ask every time I close my browser and it seems every time I upgrade, it gets turned off and I have to reconfigure again.

To get back the original functionality of Firefox, that used to show a message on exit asking if we want to save the open tabs or not we need to dig a bit in Firefox’s configuration settings.

  1. Type about:config in your address bar and press enter.
  2. There are three entries we are interested in (four if you are using Firefox 12 or higher).
    • browser.tabs.warnOnClose
    • browser.warnOnQuit
    • browser.warnOnRestart
    • browser.showQuitWarning (for Firefox 12 and higher)

    Search for each one individually and make sure that their value is set to true.

  3. Restart Firefox.

Now every time you will close Firefox (assuming you have tabs open) you will get a message asking you if you want to save the current tabs or not.

Here are a couple other links to more information on similar:

Source: http://www.fluxbytes.com/software-tips/how-to-make-firefox-ask-to-save-tabs-on-exit/

Other sources:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/786128

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-bring-back-save-tabs-and-quit-feature-in-mozilla-firefox-4-0/
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-restore-my-tabs-last-time

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