Allow modifying/restoring back-forward history for each tab

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Toolkit
WebExtensions: General
P5
enhancement
6 months ago
6 hours ago

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(Reporter: ntim, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [design-decision-needed])

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Description

6 months ago
Spin off bug 1378651
Can we get a real description on this bug?
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Comment 2

6 months ago
There needs to be a way to either setting/modifying/restoring each tab's back-forward history, in the context of session managers.
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Updated

6 months ago
Priority: -- → P5
Whiteboard: [design-decision-neeed]
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Updated

6 months ago
Whiteboard: [design-decision-neeed] → [design-decision-needed]
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Comment 5

2 months ago
@comment 4: while I *strongly* agree with the sentiment (I consider TMP and Session Manager absolutely crucial), let's bring this back to rational level.

Whenever sufficient API gets implemented, could we expect an early uplift (on near security vulnerability level of priority) if not straight to stable, then at least to beta ?

Comment 6

2 months ago
Just to confirm the value of an API to allow access to this information. Consider this use case:

Using portions of the API that were not completed in the latest version, a user could use firefox as a tool, similar to word or excel.  We could:
 - open a series of tabs and work on them over time
 - if we closed a tab accidentally, we could reopen the tab
 - if we closed a window and needed something in that window, we could reopen that window
 - if we had an important session, we could save it to our history for recovery later

In general, this functionality makes firefox so useful, it is hard to imagine not having this functionality.
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Updated

16 days ago
Blocks: 1427928
Severity: normal → enhancement
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Comment 10

10 days ago
To provide more examples of the value of this feature, here are two other addons that are unrelated to session management, that I do not think can be updated without this feature. Admittedly, they do the same thing, and did not have many users, but they're a good example of the utility of a tab history API. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/backtrack-tab-history/ and https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-history/.
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