Restore ability to disable Session Restore completely

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Firefox
Session Restore
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Underpass, Unassigned)

Tracking

({privacy, sec-want})

39 Branch
privacy, sec-want
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150618135210

Steps to reproduce:

There used to be a preference in about:config to disable the Session Restore feature completely. This preference doesn't work anymore.


Actual results:

Not all users need this feature; many of them can see the huge amount of private data saved as a privacy concern. Furthermore, the browser consumes time and PC resources to do something not needed.


Expected results:

The preference browser.sessionstore.enabled should be brought back. Or, anyway, another method to disable the Session Restore should exist.

Thanks for your attention.
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Session Restore
For some people this is an unwanted privacy disaster. It used to be possible to disable session restore with a hidden pref, now it is no longer supported. Information can be reduced through various prefs, and it can all be blown away if you also blow away your entire history when you shut down, but you can't otherwise stop the files from being created and readable while you're browsing.

See also the discussion at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1068356
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: privacy, sec-want
Summary: Possibility to disable Session Restore completely → Restore ability to disable Session Restore completely
See Also: → bug 449596
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