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Firefox 3.5 Session Restore Problem

If you updated your Firefox to the current release level (3.5.7 as of this writing), you may have noticed that Mozilla – in their infinite wisdom –  made a change to the default settings, so that if Freefox crashes unexpectedly and you re-launch the browser, it will try to reopen the sessions (or tabs, or windows as the case may be).  Well this is all well-intentioned, I’m sure, however, Firefox doesn’t crash easily, and the most like cause if invalid code or corrupt data being fed from the site you are visiting and if that caused the crash in the first place, well guess what – it will crash again and again, and you’ll be stuck in a loop and that can be frustrating.  Therefore,  I recommend disabling this particular feature by following these steps:

(Before you start, if you are stuck in the loop, disconnect your internet connection first, so that the offending page can’t load)

  1. Open Firefox and in the address bar type “about:config” without the quotation marks (notice the colon between “about” and “config”)
  2. In the search field, type “sessionstore” and navigate down to browser.sessionstore.resumte_from_crash
  3. Double click the line to change the value from default setting of “true” to “false”

Firefox session restore from crash

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