Using SessionSaver in Firefox 2.0

My favorite addin for $g(Firefox) is SessionSaver which saves/restores all of your browser tabs (among other things) each time you shut down the browser so you can easily pick up where you left off. Firefox 2.0 added a similar feature but lands far short of the usefulness of SessionSaver. Ever since I upgraded to 2.0 I’ve been watching to see SessionSaver would be updated but I hadn’t found anything until I read through all of the comments on the here. There is a patch for SessionSaver available allowing it to work in FF 2.0. It’s a good thing because I’ve been considering moving back to FF 1.5 just to get SessionSaver back.

5 thoughts on “Using SessionSaver in Firefox 2.0

  1. Actually, Firefox 2.0 can be set to restore every session just as you left it, as SessionSaver does. Just go to Tools > Options > Main > Startup > When Firefox starts: and choose "Show my windows and tabs from last time." The option is obvious once you find it, but I and others have missed it until told about it!

  2. Hi chonhart,
    You’re right Firefox added a feature like this in 2.0 but as I mentioned in this post it really falls far short of SessionSaver. If you like the tab restore feature in Firefox, trust me you’ll like SessionSaver.
    -Steve

  3. Chonhart,
    The restore feature built into Firefox 2.0 is nice and works for the most part, but in cases like the one I was just in where I lost all of my tabs (and some were rather important), I really need the control that sessionsaver offered. As opposed to just hoping that your tabs will be saved.
    Firefox 2.0 has a great idea, they just need to expand upon it in future releases.

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