I just switched to the Mac, and I installed Firefox and Chrome. For some reason, I can't get the functionality for opening the tabs and windows from the last session to work either browser.

  • Mac OS X 10.6.6
  • Firefox 3.6.13
  • Chrome 8.0.552.237

I have tried making different profiles and reinstalling the browsers but nothing works.

I have looked everywhere and can't come up with a solution. Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: Safari's "Reopen All Windows from Last Session" also doesn't restore last session windows.

EDIT 2: I just noticed that quitting the browser (versus closing it by clicking the x button) and restarting it does resume the last session in every browser.


1 Answer 1


Seeing your comment, this is because when you click the X on a Mac app, you are only closing the window, not the Application itself (like it does in Windows). Therefore you were still in a 'current' session, and that session had no windows.

  • I guess I have still to learn from the intrinsics of the Mac, but it does make sense. Thanks for the answer.
    – user2700
    Commented Jan 27, 2011 at 6:27

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