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Browser.startup.page

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Background

Each time the web browser starts, this preference is consulted to determine what to display. It has superseded browser.sessionstore.resume_session as the preference determining whether saved sessions are restored.

Possible values and their effects

0

Start with a blank page (about:blank).

1

Start with the web page(s) defined as the home page(s). (Default)

2

Load the last visited page.

3

Resume the previous browser session

  • Firefox: Implemented after Firefox 2 beta 1
  • SeaMonkey: Implemented 2.0a3

UI

Firefox 2.0

“Show my home page,” Show a blank page,” and “Show my windows and tabs from last time” under “Tools → Options → Main → Startup → When Firefox starts” toggle between 1, 0, and 3, respectively.

Firefox 3.0

“Show my home page,” Show a blank page,” and “Show my windows and tabs from last time” under “Tools → Options → General → Startup → When Firefox starts” toggle between 1, 0, and 3, respectively.

SeaMonkey 2.0

“Edit → Preferences → Browser → Display on: Browser Startup.

Previous effects

For a short time (about ten days), the value of 3 caused the browser to start with the URL defined in browser.startup.splash.

First checked in

1999-06-19 by Seth Spitzer

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since milestone 8)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

Related bugs

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