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Sometimes, when Firefox doesn't quits cleanly (pêrhaps because it crashed, or because the whole computer crashed or didn't successfully terminated Firefox when shutting down), Firefox shows a Well, this is embarrassing page where you can manually select the tabs you want to restore.

I really like this feature, and I'd like to see that screen every time I start Firefox. I have a tendency of not closing tabs, and with this screen, I can choose which tabs I really want.

Is there a way (an extension I suppose) to get this message each time (other than manually crashing Firefox each time I want to quit it)?

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Here How to get the “well, this is embarrassing” screen every time you start Firefox blog.dt.in.th/2011/02/firefox-sessionrestore –  user107606 Dec 1 '11 at 5:41
    
Why don't you make this as an answer. I'll try it right away, and hope it will be the validated answer. –  user36520 Dec 2 '11 at 9:22
    
The problem is that on GNU/Linux, I don't have such a file, it must be included in a .jar. And I would need root access. –  user36520 Dec 2 '11 at 9:27
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You can display the session restore "well, this is embarrassing" page at any time once Firefox is running (and quite possibly all your tabs are already open!) by typing about:sessionrestore in the address bar. Can you do this if you have selected "Show a blank page" for the "When Firefox starts" option as Pierre suggests? Worth a try.

Can you make about:sessionrestore your "home page" and display your "home page" when Firefox starts?!

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I already tried that, but the list of tabs to restore is then empty –  user36520 Dec 2 '11 at 9:21
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I don't know if I'm getting well what your need is, but there is a preference that you can set to re-open Firefox with the tabs opened like they were when you've closed firefox the last time you used it :

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No, he's looking to have the "Which of the former tabs do you want me to open?" screen on restart, which is not an option here. –  CarlF Sep 22 '10 at 12:34
    
Ok. But he is not far from there.. He just has to close the opened tabs he doesn't want anymore. It's a reverse selection, and the websites are "reached" before he can choose the one he wants to keep. But it's way better than to have to crash an app ;°) –  Pierre Sep 22 '10 at 12:42
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This can be a problem with the file sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Profile Folder Delete sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak in the Profile Folder If you see files sessionstore-##.js with a number in the left part of the name like sessionstore-1.js then delete those as well.

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