Question from Marc H: Beginning last Tuesday, every time I load Firefox it opens all the pages that were open when I quit the previous session. It’s really irritating.
I must have done something wrong, but I don’t know when or how. Can you tell me how to get Firefox to always open nothing but my home page whenever it loads?
Rick’s answer: Marc, somehow a key setting has been changed that’s causing Firefox to behave that way, but luckily it’s very easy to fix. Here’s how:
1 – Open Firefox and click the Menu icon in the upper right-hand corner of the window (it looks like 3 horizontal lines stacked atop one another).
2 – Click Options.
3 – Make sure sure the General page is active (that link over in the left-hand column should be blue) and then uncheck the box beside Restore previous session.
4 – Click the Home link over in the left-hand column and set the Home Page to the web page you want to open every time you launch Firefox.
5 – Click the X in the top-right corner of the Firefox window to exit the browser.
That’s all there is to it. From now on Firefox should open with your home page displayed in the browser window without opening any other tabs.
I hope this helps, Marc. Good luck!
Update from Marc: Thanks Rick. I appreciate your help!
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