Firefox Opening Old Windows On Startup

When I log into my workstation and start Firefox, all of the old windows were opening up.

It seems that if you log out with Firefox running, Firefox doesn’t always get a chance to shut things down cleanly, thus it assumes that it crashed. Thus, it appears that there are the following options:

  1. Close Firefox before shutting down the workstation.
  2. Turn off the “session restore from crash” feature thus:
    1. Type about:config in the browser window.
    2. Find the following option: browser.sessionrestore.resume_from_crash
    3. Click on it to set it to false.
    4. Don’t complain when Firefox doesn’t re-open your web pages if it crashes in the future.
  3. Just live with it as a minor annoyance.

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