Firefox can't recover after my display driver crashes

My display driver is garbage, it crashes multiple times a day. It always has (I got this laptop second-hand).
I'm used to it. I've tried reinstalling drivers, editing the registry, reinstalling windows, switching browsers, etc etc etc
It's fine, I guess I can live with it crashing throughout the day, it flicks back on in a second or two.
HOWEVER, I can not live with it shutting down my browser EVERY TIME. Chrome and IE can recover from this, but apparently Firefox can't. Firefox just goes blank and won't respond- I lose all my pages. Chrome and IE will bounce back with the pages and tabs that were open when the display crapped out on me.
I guess my question is, how do I prevent this from happening?
Or can you fix firefox so that it can recover from this? I really hate using chrome. Help me out, firefox

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