Whenever I update my system it seems inevitable that Firefox insists on saving my tabs, regardless of the settings I choose in Preferences.
By now I am used to going to About
:Config and changing the various browser settings to "False". I confess to being puzzled that this bug never seems to go away. but it seems a small price to pay for a program like Firefox.
However on my latest upgrade—to Linux Mint 16—that solution does not work.
The most recent posts I have found on the subject either talk about deleting a user.js file—see:
or say that one can enter that file with a text editor and change the settings shown there.
I haven't tried deleting a file yet (it seems a bit drastic).
When I opened the file with the text editor it opened "Read-Only". Reading it, it certainly shows the browser settings (that I have changed to "False" in About
:Config") as "True".
Aside from this problem simply being so much more stubborn than in the past, I find it interesting that on start-up, it is always my original tabs it restores, not the ones from the latest session. I don't think it was doing that before—but then, in past years I usually had the problem dealt with within minutes.
I will be grateful for any suggestions.