I’ve run Firefox 2.0 under three different operating systems on several machines. And every time I start this otherwise excellent program after re-booting, it gives me the following error message
“Your last Firefox session closed unexpectedly. You can restore the tabs and windows from your previous session, or start a new session if you think the problem was related to a page you were viewing.”
My method of turning the thing off is in fact uncontroversial: I just click the “close window” button top right. So why does it consistently give me this buggy message? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because of one of the plugins I use, such as the indispensable Flashblock that kills animated ads. Anyway, some googling netted me a way to get rid of the error message.
In Firefox’s address field, type “about:config”. This opens a nifty page where you can get at the program’s myriad configuration parameters and change them by right-clicking in the Value column. Three parameters should be set as follows.
Set browser.startup.page to 1
Set browser.sessionstore.enabled to TRUE
Set browser.sessionstore.resume_session to FALSE
I really recommend Firefox. It’s Open Source, it’s free and it kills ads!