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I had a bunch of tabs open and went to page that seemed quite suspect, it (=the page) wouldn't let me out, so I closed FF from the Task Manager. But now when I try opening it again it tries to open all previously opened tabs. Anyway to open FF without it opening the tabs that were open when it shut down?
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Question by:Jess31
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by:wellhole
ID: 33513614
If you've updated to the latest firefox, it should ask you if you want to open the tabs from the last session.
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ID: 33513620
Another easy option is to run it in safe mode (theres a shortcut in your program files menu).
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by:Jess31
ID: 33513796
I think it should be the latest ver.

When I open in Safe Mode it has several options but none of them is whether to not open the tabs. And if I press continue in safe mode it continues and tries to open the tabs
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by:sjl1986
ID: 33513798
If you can't find that shortcut. Click Start > Run and type "firefox.exe /safemode" without the quotes. But wellhole is right, if you have the latest version it should ask you which tabs to open and which to not re-open at startup.

If you need the latest version you can install it and it will upgrade over the one you currently have. www.getfirefox.com
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by:wellhole
ID: 33513904
goto getfirefox.com and see for yourself if unsure.
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by:sjl1986
ID: 33513927
Where you see those options, there should be a  check mark beside each title when you open firefox. You can go down the list unchecking each one which you do not want to start and then it will open everything left over. Or uncheck them all to start fresh. You do not need to enter safe mode to do this.
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by:SysExpert
ID: 33513976
In Internet options - startup - say blank page.

I hope this helps !
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by:SysExpert
ID: 33513998

Tools - Options - General - First thing is
When firefox starts - cange to blank page

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by:Marc Z
ID: 33514132
jess31,
since it keeps asking you to reopen old tabs, do this
Start->Run and enter this
firefox.exe "www.mozilla.org"

and hit Enter.  That should open Firefox to the mozilla page without asking you about old tabs. then follow SysExperts instructions to Options and disable the session restore.
firefox.exe "www.mozilla.org"

Open in new window

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by:Jess31
ID: 33514840
SysExpert:
Why would Internet Options refer to FireFox? I run 3 browsers on my pc.
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by:Jess31
ID: 33514862
mtz1of4:
It does NOT ask me to open old tabs, but it just opens them. If it asked that would not be a problem.
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by:Jess31
ID: 33514909
sjl1986:
Where you see those options, there should be a  check mark beside each title when you open firefox. You can go down the list unchecking each one which you do not want to start and then it will open everything left over. Or uncheck them all to start fresh. You do not need to enter safe mode to do this.

I'm not sure what you are referring to. Here is what i get:
Doc1.doc
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by:Marc Z
ID: 33514913
did you try my fix?
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by:SysExpert
ID: 33514955
please refer to my comment  ID:33513998

The previous one was not quite clear.
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by:SysExpert
ID: 33514988
Firefox Startup in general TAB - First option
FF-startup.JPG
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by:Marc Z
ID: 33515002
hold on Jess,
When it starts, are you crashing, or not?
I just assumed you were.  If not, then just go to Tools-Options-General
and change the Startup->When Firefox Starts to Show My Home Page.

You might have to put a good page address in the Home Page space.
FFHomePage.JPG
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by:Marc Z
ID: 33515011
Doh, too slow!!
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by:Jess31
ID: 33515014
SysExpert:
it still tries loading all the tabs!
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by:Jess31
ID: 33515052
mtz1of4:
where is this Tools at?
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by:Marc Z
ID: 33515063
what about my code above?

Basically the run needs to point at your Firefox.exe single space quotesURLendquotes

You can browse to your Firefox.exe, just make sure you then enter a space and quotes and url
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by:Marc Z
ID: 33515074
Jess, what OS are you running?

it might be under Edit-Preferences if Linux
or File-Preferences if MAC
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by:sjl1986
ID: 33515093
Jess, try what mtz said. That might work for you.

For what I was telling you to do, don't use Safemode, just load firefox normally. If you have the latest version, you should get a window that says "firefox saved your tabs", or something to that effect, and then lets you choose which ones to re-open.

Does Firefox lock up everytime you open it otherwise? You could just let it start loading the tabs and close them all as fast as you can while it's loading up.
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by:Jess31
ID: 33515104
mtz1of4:
what about my code above?

That code opens tabs just as well.

But I was able now to shut the tabs I didn't want before it completed loading them. So immediate problem solved.
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by:SysExpert
ID: 33515126
Did you save the options, close firefox and retry ?
If still an issue then you may have a BHO or a hijacked machine.

Clear the cache and try again.

make sure firefox is shit down and manually use task manager to close it via the processes also.

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by:sjl1986
ID: 33515166
Yeah, good point SysEx.

Click Start > Run and type "taskmgr" to access Task Manager (just one way to do it)

Sort the list by Image name, and be sure that EVERY firefox.exe process has been ended.

If nothing we've done so far fixes your problem you could let someone remote to you with TeamViewer, or you could start looking for viruses and spyware.
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by:sjl1986
ID: 33518078
All the help you got from so many different people and comments and you gave the first response ALL the points? That doesn't quite seem fair to me.
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