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jonr 08-16-2004 10:20 PM

Session Save in Firefox--deleting saved sessions
 
I use Firefox 0.9.3 and the SessionSaver extension. When I click on "Tools--SessionSaver" I get a cascaded menu that offers the names of saved sessions to restore, if desired. But I cannot figure out how to delete a saved session I don't want anymore. Eventually the list will be way too long!

I've searched all the directories that seemed they might offer the file with the saved-session data in it, with no luck. Did "grep" on some of the session titles with no luck. The website for the SessionSaver developer seems to be out of business or at least temporarily down.

Anybody know how to delete no-longer-wanted saved sessions?

motub 08-17-2004 04:41 AM

Session Saver saves the session data in ~/.mozilla/firefox/your_profile/prefs.js. Open this with a text editor when Firefox is not running, and delete the information for the sessions you no longer want.

That should do it.

Hope this helps.

jonr 08-17-2004 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by motub
Session Saver saves the session data in ~/.mozilla/firefox/your_profile/prefs.js. Open this with a text editor when Firefox is not running, and delete the information for the sessions you no longer want.

Thanks so much, motub! That did it.

By the way, the reason I didn't find the information I needed using "grep" was that in the prefs.js file, the name of the session uses an underscore character to indicate a space character. I even tried searching using the backslash-before-the-space routine, but of course that didn't work, 'cause there was no space to find. I need to improve my regular-expression skills, which are almost nonexistent. But there's so much I need to improve...



:study:

jonr 08-25-2004 01:22 PM

Whoa! Now it doesn't work anymore.
 
That solution worked, and now it doesn't. Sessions that are saved just continue to pile up; if I edit the prefs.js file manually it gets
overwritten with the same old information I deleted, next time I run Firefox...

Cannot get rid of the old sessions via about:config in the browser, either (as a user reported he was able to, in a post elsewhere).

I even removed firefox and the settings for it in ~/.mozilla/firefox, and reinstalled from a fresh download, and it STILL has all the session saver stuff.

I installed an "extensions uninstaller" extension (yes, there is such a thing) and it was unable to UNINSTALL session saver.

At this point I'm sorry I ever installed the session saver! If it worked right, I would like it. But it doesn't, and apparently there's no way to get rid of it.

Anybody got any ideas?


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