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I looked for info on "how to save a window". Googling got me to : https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/941808

a. That article is out of date. And, like so many, IT DOES NOT STATE TO WHAT VERSIONS OF FIREFOX IT APPLIES. That is nuissance, considering how often Firefox changes.

b. That article also states to right click and tab and use "Bookmark All Tabs". There is no such right click option. (ff v107.1)

Useless, out-of-date articles should not be archived when they become obsolete. Or, they should be archived with an indication that they no longer apply.

c. How do I save a window?

I looked for info on "how to save a window". Googling got me to : https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/941808 a. That article is out of date. And, like so many, IT DOES NOT STATE TO WHAT VERSIONS OF FIREFOX IT APPLIES. That is nuissance, considering how often Firefox changes. b. That article also states to right click and tab and use "Bookmark All Tabs". There is no such right click option. (ff v107.1) Useless, out-of-date articles should not be archived when they become obsolete. Or, they should be archived with an indication that they no longer apply. c. How do I save a window?

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Hi Joe, the articles are the ones with "kb" (for Knowledge Base) in the URL. Forum posts go out of date quickly. I'm not sure why the ones in the "bm" locale tend to be indexed for longer in Google.

I think one of these is what you need:

(A) Bookmark the URLs of every tab in the current window to a new folder. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+D
  • (menu bar) Alt+B > Bookmark all tabs...

(B) Bookmark the URLs of selected tabs in the current window to a new folder: Ctrl+Click each tab to add it to the selection, then right-click any of the selected tabs > Bookmark Tabs...

Success?

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I just visited that old post and in the tag cloud on the right side of the question it says "Firefox 16.0". Wow, that really is obsolete.

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that's a rather tedious and, IMHO, ridiculous (but maybe the only) way to save a window. Since FF can restore an entire window (from the bookmarks menu), why is there no simple way to SAVE an entire window? Totally illogical. Am I just the first person to think this? I doubt.

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"Bookmark All Tabs" is simple once you find it. But it definitely could be easier to find.

You can propose menu changes over on the Mozilla Connect site. Create a new entry in the "Ideas" section and see whether other users agree:

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/idb-p/ideas


How are you restoring an entire window from the Bookmarks menu? I'm familiar with the "Open All in Tabs" option, which creates new tabs for all the bookmarks in a folder on the menu -- in the current window. But if you are using a different method, how do you use it?

Or -- do you mean History > Recently Closed Windows?

Those aren't bookmarks, the data is saved in a session history file and intended for reversing accidental closure or crashes immediately after the problem occurs.

There are some session manager add-ons that let you save open tabs in a window without worrying about how soon Firefox might bump that window off the "recent" list. I haven't tested any of these in the past two years, so maybe there are some improved ones by now, but these are the old timers:

I think there is an idea posted on Mozilla Connect to add similar features directly into Firefox. I don't have the link, but probably you can find it over there and vote for it if this is what you meant.

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geez. now I'm starting to look stupid. I have a bookmarks folder named "saved windows". I thought it was created as a part of FF. Now I realize that forgetful, old ME must have created it. And, yes, there is no way to just open all the tabs in a SAVED WINDOWS bookmark in a New Window.

I have discovered this is the easiest way (without an addon):

1. open a new window

2. then choose OPEN ALL BOOKMARKS from the Bookmark FOLDER with the urls I want.

3. Close the first tab.

This step is because you can't open a NEW WINDOW without opening a tab of some sort. I just discovered if I remove any URL from the settings for HOME/New Windows and Tabs it opens a plain new tab (so little overhead or storage usage).

I think this is easier than installing just another addon that sits around and uses storage. Now that I think about this, I could automate the entire process rather easily with AutoHotkey.

thanks for answers JSCHER2000. very helpful and nice of you to deal with my obtuseness.

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Perhaps using the Shift key will save a step in your workflow. Either:

(1) Right-click the bookmark folder, then Shift+click Open All Bookmarks to direct Firefox to open the bookmarks in a new window

(2) Expand the folder of bookmarks you want to open in a new window, then Shift+click "Open All in Tabs" to direct Firefox to open the bookmarks in a new window

But this still leaves the issue of adding new folders to that menu. I can't rule out the possibility that there was an add-on which made using "Bookmark All Tabs" easier than it is now. ??

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