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joefromsd
 
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Post Posted January 22nd, 2022, 10:10 pm

Every time I click on a desktop shortcut, that site comes up along with a Session Restore tab.

how do I stop that SR from appearing every time?

joefromsd
 
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Post Posted January 23rd, 2022, 12:25 pm

Darn I thought this would be an easy one?

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Post Posted January 24th, 2022, 8:42 am

I hope someone has some insight and advice about this.

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Post Posted January 24th, 2022, 10:01 pm

Is anyone here?

xanthon

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Post Posted January 24th, 2022, 11:21 pm

Does that not happen if you open the browser without using a "desktop shortcut"? You could check the preference at the top of the General page in Settings "Open previous windows and tabs". If that is not selected, the browser shouldn't try to restore the previous session.

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Post Posted January 25th, 2022, 6:01 am

Does the same thing occur if you start the program in Mozilla Troubleshoot Mode?

http://support.mozilla.org/kb/diagnose-firefox-issues-using-troubleshoot-mode

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Post Posted January 26th, 2022, 11:30 am

Sorry for the delay, not getting notifications.

The "Open previous windows and tabs" is not checked. I haven't tried safe mode but would rather get this solved so I can use FFox normally again.

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Post Posted January 26th, 2022, 12:40 pm

Are you getting a dialog that says "Sorry.We're having trouble getting your pages back." as that could mean Firefox has crashed.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session#w_after-a-crash

Are you making sure Firefox is completely closed before shutting down Windows?. Make sure you use File > Exit or Menu button Exit and allow Firefox to finish running before you shut down the system. If you use the X on title bar then that only closes that one window.

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Post Posted January 26th, 2022, 2:57 pm

I did that File > Exit, but just now clicked a shortcut and it came up along with the last page tab I was on.

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Post Posted January 29th, 2022, 11:28 am

One of your session history files might be locked or corrupted. Try:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1364036#answer-1473720

In that thread it worked for the next startup, but the problem returned. That suggests something is going wrong during program shutdown, or some other program or process is locking/removing files in Firefox's profile folder. Not solved there, but maybe you won't have a recurrence.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2022, 10:24 am

joefromsd wrote:I did that File > Exit, but just now clicked a shortcut and it came up along with the last page tab I was on.



Your showing that your using Firefox 96, there was a recent update to '97', now 97.0.1 that claims to 'fix' the 'session restore' issue.
See here: https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-9701/

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