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Showing posts with label FreshStart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FreshStart. Show all posts

Sunday, May 12, 2024

FreshStart 1.7 is released!

Hey there, fellow FreshStarters!

Guess what? FreshStart just got a fresh update – version 1.7 is out now, and even I'm surprised, lol! If you're new to FreshStart, make sure to catch up on what you've missed with our previous posts.

What's New?

Visually, things haven't changed much, but under the hood, it's like we've given FreshStart a whole new engine to run on, all to keep up with the latest Manifest V3.

*Manifest V3 is a new requirement from Chrome web store if extensions want to stay on the store.

Patch 1.7.1 Updates: (RELEASED! 17th May)

Please make sure you have updated to the latest version. Thanks!

Hi, everyone, the comment section is not the official area to report bug, please email to

Open Session Problems - Fixed

Import session issues - Fixed

Snapshots gone from 1.6 gone - won't fixed
For the snapshots, they were meant to be valid for a very short period of time and will be overwritten multiple times during a standard chrome session. So there is no need to restore them to the extension. 

Please note that due to Manifest V3, the live cycle of the background task of an extension will not persist, so the crash restore functions might be affected somehow. (Might be a bit erratic but that the new Chrome's way I guess.)  

TooManyTabs for Chrome

Oh, and speaking of Manifest V3, I've also upgraded TooManyTabs (TMT), another Chrome's relics extension. If you're into that sort of thing, be sure to check it out!


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Friday, December 28, 2012

FreshStart 1.6 is released!

FreshStart Crash Recovery allows you to auto-save current sessions periodically. Unlike the normal FreshStart sessions, these auto-saved sessions are not stored as bookmarks.

In this update, the Crash Recovery function is greatly enhanced. In addition to the your last Chrome session, five more snapshots of your sessions are saved. These five snapshots are taken during your last five Chrome launches. They can serve as an extra backup when Chrome auto session restore fails.

Enable "Crash Recovery" in FreshStart Options and adjust the backup frequency if necessary.

Usually if Chrome crashed there should be a yellow "Restore" button that allows you to restore to your previous session. In the case when it fails, please open FreshStart popup and click the "Crash Recovery" button. (Note FreshStart "Crash Recovery" must be enabled already)

This will open the Restore Page that contains all your auto-saved sessions. Click on a snapshot link to see the content of the session. The session now includes time-stamps and the pinned state are saved. (Only for auto-save sessions)

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

FreshStart now has multiple windows session management

We know it is been a long wait and finally it's here! You can now save multiple windows into a single FreshStart session in version 1.5.0.

Two Panels View

The left panel is the current session, select windows and tabs you would like to save to a single FreshStart session. The right panel is the list of saved sessions, you can export, edit and remove sessions here.

Edit Session

The part with most changes is 'Edit Session'. Beside using checkbox to include/exclude tabs or windows, you may use drag & drop to move tabs around windows. In the picture below, I am dragging a tab from window (33) to window (103). Since both windows are checked, this will add two new windows to my session. You can also drag tabs directly to the existing windows (e.g. window 103). The window numbers are just Chrome's internal way of identifying windows. Don't be too bothered why they are of a particular number. =P

New options:

We have enabled custom zoom for the popup, please adjust it according to your need.

Open Sessions

Use left click to open a session in a new windows. If the session has more than one windows, it will open the same number of windows as specified in the session.

Advanced tips: With multiple window support, sessions will always open in new windows.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FreshStart 1.4 with Import and Export

Today we released FreshStart 1.4 for Chrome. This version consists of numerous interface improvements and a feature many of you have been asking for - Import/Export!

FreshStart sessions can be synchronized across computers with the built-in bookmark synchronization in Google Chrome. However sometimes you may want to share a session with your friends or quickly copy a bunch of links to another browser. Now you can easily export a session by putting your mouse over a session and clicking the "Export" icon.

To import a saved session, click on the "Import session" button at the bottom and paste your session into the box.

Other features include custom date formats and better confirmation dialogs. If you are using Chrome regularly FreshStart should be updated soon. Hope you like the new features!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

FreshStart - Cross Browser Session Manager

Manage your browsing session easily with FreshStart! If you have different sets of websites that matter to you at work, at home or at different times, or if you have multiple users on your Chrome, you should give this a try!

  • Save all open tabs to a new session, or hand select what to be saved
  • Sessions are saved in the "FreshStart Sessions" folder in bookmarks, allowing you to synchronize it with other computers
  • Crash recovery - autosave your windows every few minutes
  • Restore a session in a new window, or merge it with the current window by ctrl-click (Windows, Linux) or cmd-click (Mac)