Reopen profiles with empty page

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One common issue users face when using browser profiles is the unplanned opening of tabs from previous sessions. This can lead to unintended page requests, which can be both inconvenient and frustrating. If you’ve encountered this problem, you’re not alone. Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure that your browser profiles start fresh every time while still persisting cookies.

Why Does This Happen?

Browsers often try to be helpful by reopening tabs from your last session. This feature can be useful if you accidentally close your browser or experience a crash. However, it can be problematic if you prefer to start each session with a clean slate.

Solution I: Setting a Default Start Page via GUI

To prevent your browser from opening tabs from previous sessions, you can configure the profile settings to always start with a specific page. This can be done in a couple of simple steps:

  1. Access Profile Settings:

    • Click on the three dots "..." next to your profile.
    • Select "Edit" from the dropdown menu.
  2. Navigate to Advanced Settings:

    • Once in the profile settings, click on "Advanced Settings"
    • Switch to the "Browser" tab.
  3. Set the Start Page:

    • In the "Start Page" section, input the URL you want to be displayed when you open the profile.
    • To start with a blank page, simply type about:newtab.or about:blank.

Solution II: Setting a Default Start Page via CLI

To prevent your browser from opening tabs from previous sessions, and opening each time with a new tab, you can use the following code:

  • const createProfileRequest = BuilderForCreateProfile
    .setStartPage('about:newtab') \

    See the full example here.

  • create_profile_request = BuilderForCreateProfile
    .set_start_page('about:newtab') \

    See the full example here.

Persisting Cookies

While configuring the start page to avoid reopening old tabs, you might worry about losing cookies. Rest assured, this method preserves your cookies, allowing you to retain login information and site preferences without issue.

Why This Works

Setting a specific start page instructs the browser to bypass the restoration of previous session tabs. By usingabout:newtab.or about:blank, you instruct the browser to open a new, blank tab, providing a fresh start without affecting your cookies.


By following these steps, you can ensure that your browser profiles always start fresh, preventing the hassle of dealing with tabs from previous sessions. This simple adjustment not only improves your browsing experience but also helps maintain productivity by eliminating unnecessary distractions. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

For more detailed information, always refer to the official documentation of your specific browser, as settings and options might vary slightly between different browsers and versions.

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