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Is there a way I can save/backup my opened tabs in Firefox. For instance when my PC crashes, I would like the newly installed Firefox to open the tabs on the old Firefox.

So am asking if I can backup the tabs on my Firefox (like the way bookmarks can be backup) so that after installing a new one I can let it open the saved tabs.

Is it possible in Firefox?

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The xmarks extension can synchronize your open tabs with a remote server. Just install it on all of your Firefoxes and synchronize your tabs on exit.

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Here is a HowToGeek tip that would help you,
Quick Tip: Save Windows and Tabs When Restarting Firefox
The Startup controls are in the first 'General' tab these days and the default setting is "Show my home page".

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There is also a firefox addon Bookmark Current Tab Set -- I'd keep a regular backup of the entire profile with this to completely recover firefox in case of a crash.

When running firefox on Ubuntu, I usually keep the profile backed-up all the time and run it off a ramdisk.

In general, backing up profile and frequent firefox restarts are useful to improve the firefox experience -- when you restart firefox all its previous process context is reset (your memory utilization figures get reset :-).

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That would not help if his PC crashes, as it does not itself synchronize the bookmark set with a remote location. –  whitequark Nov 23 '10 at 4:28
    
@whitequark, the idea would be to maintain a regular backup and restore from it in the event of a crash -- also check the askUbuntu reference I just added. –  nik Nov 23 '10 at 4:30
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