User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0 Build ID: 20150306140302 Steps to reproduce: 1. Open any site (for example this bug report). 2. Cause Firefox to crash and start it again. Actual results: Sometimes Firefox does automatically restore all previous tabs and sometimes it opens the "Restore Session" tab instead. Expected results: Maybe there could be an option in about:config to always use only one of these both methods.
// number of crashes that can occur before the about:sessionrestore page is displayed // (this pref has no effect if more than 6 hours have passed since the last crash) pref("browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes", 1); I have it set to 0, so I always get the "Restore Session" tab. You can set it to a higher value if you want it to appear less, but don't set it so high that you might get stuck in a restart-crash loop! I'm not sure why the cutoff is [6 hours]. I would have expected [5 minutes] or [1 minute after Firefox finishes restoring pinned & active tabs]. The cutoff was chosen in bug 448976, and indeed Simon worried about the confusion it might cause. It would be reasonable to file a (separate) bug asking to change the cutoff and/or make the cutoff also be a pref.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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