Peter Smith did an article for Computerworld wherein he lists twenty Firefox extensions that he feels are ‘must haves’. I have to admit that I bookmark and save these list type articles. There are two main reason for doing this. The first and obvious reason is that there might be something on the list that will increase my efficiency on Firefox and save me some time. The second and less obvious reason is to check to see if one of my favorite extensions made it onto the list.

Unfortunately, the extension that I have in mind did not make it onto Peter’s list.

Therefore, I will add it here. The Firefox extension that has saved me many times is SessionSaver:

“SessionSaver restores your browser -exactly- as you left it, every startup, every time. Not even a crash will phase it. Windows, tabs, even things you were typing — they’re all saved. Use the menu to add + remove sessions; right, shift, or middle-clicking will delete. “Simple mode” for peace of mind, or “Expert mode” for advanced flexibility.”

link: SessionSaver

This extension is non obtrusive. You can install it and forget about it, until you have a problem. Then, when you restart Firefox, SessionSaver will return you to exactly where you were, prior to whatever unfortunate incident or wayward click took you. SessionSaver will rescue you – and it will try to do its part in maintaining a normal blood pressure. In the day to day routine, SessionSaver will open Firefox to the exact tabs you were on when you finished on the browser. It is just a great little extension to have.

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations

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