Mozilla has released Firefox 61.0.2 for Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux to resolve crash issues and to fix bugs.
For Windows users, it comes with a new feature that will automatically restore a user’s browsing sessions after Windows restarts. This is particularly useful, if Windows restarted your computer to install updates while you had Firefox open.
“Adds support for automatically restoring your Firefox session after Windows restarts,” Mozilla announced in their release notes. “Currently, this feature is not enabled by default for most users, but will be gradually enabled over the coming weeks.”
Other improvements in the Desktop version include
- Improved website rendering with the Retained Display List feature enabled.
- Fixed broken DevTools panels with certain extensions installed.
- Fixed a crash for users with some accessibility tools enabled.
You can download the latest version of Firefox from here.
How to disable the automatic session restore after Windows restarts
If you do not want Firefox to automatically restore your sessions after Windows restarts, you can disable this feature.
To do so, please follow these steps:
- Open Firefox and enter about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
- You will be shown a screen stating “This might void your warranty!”. Click on the “I accept the risk!” button.
- When the about:config screen opens, as shown below, enter toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart into the search field.
- When toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart appears, double-click on it to change the value to false as shown below.
- Firefox will now not automatically restart and restore sessions after Windows restarts.