FireFox order of windows changes after reboot


#1

Hi!

My system:

Acer VERITON MN: VM4630G-i7477X
32GB Ram
256GB SSD program drive
1-TB HDD data drive
Win7Pro 64-bit with Taskbar configuration manager “7+TaskbarTweaker”
FireFox v 56.0.2 (64-bit) with FireFox extension “TabMixPlus”

Problem:

I normally keep five (5) FireFox windows open with a total of 43 tabs between them.

Each window can have from 4 to 20 tabs.

Whenever I shutdown, reboot & restart FireFox the order of the windows shown
in the Taskbar is never the same.

Prior to shutting down I have ordered the FF windows the way I want them, but
upon rebooting and restarting FF the windows are never in the same order.

What to do?

Is there a setting I’ve missed?

Thanks for any advice!


#2

Can you explain how you set up the tab order in Firefox?


#3

I’m not talking about tab order.

The problem is with the order of FireFox windows along the Taskbar.

Within each window, the order of tabs is intact.

But if I order five windows in 1-2-3-4-5 order, when I shutdown, reboot and
restart FireFox the windows may come back as 3-1-2-4-5 or 2-4-3-5-1 or
3-2-1-5-4 or any other combination.

I want to know how to keep my FireFox windows arranged as 1-2-3-4-5
along the Taskbar every time I shutdown, reboot and restart FireFox.

:slight_smile:


#4

This is not a definitive answer, but I’m almost certain the order the windows are in after a restart will be determined by how many tabs there are (and how big the pages in them) open in each window - in other words the lightest ones will finish loading first. This would be easy to test by ordering them in increasing size and seeing if they retain that order after a restart.


#5

@ Gordon Hay

Good idea, however, I tried your suggestion and . . .
same result: windows still rearranging upon
closing and re-opneing FireFox :frowning:

Is there a way to lock in the order of FF windows
using a utility or something else?

Thanks!


#6

Could you open each Firefox as a separate instance of the program and pin it to taskbar?