Sunday, June 10, 2007

Firefox's "Restore Session"

I've known for some time that Firefox is a brilliant tool. They've proved it once again in their recent upgrade with the new "Restore Session" functionality. Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks so.

When Firefox crashed while trying to open a .PDF (fellow blogger Ben's problem too), it gave me the option of restarting with all the previous tabs I had open. How useful!

Reading the Knowledge Base description, I learned I can "Always restore sessions on start". Also useful. Because currently, each time I start Firefox, I open (in purposeful sequence):
  • A tab for streaming Internet radio (now playing: Digitally Imported / Chillout)
  • Gmail
  • Hotmail
  • school stuff (usually, *ugh*, Blackboard)
  • a Google page for various searching
  • whatever task I'm currently doing (1-, like, 20 tabs)
That's each time I start Firefox. How smart to automate that process. Thanks F'Fox!