Closed Bug 1728653 Opened 9 months ago Closed 8 months ago

Allow a silent start mode

Categories

(Firefox :: General, enhancement)

enhancement

Tracking

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RESOLVED FIXED
94 Branch
Tracking Status
firefox94 --- fixed

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(Reporter: dthayer, Assigned: dthayer)

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This will allow starting Firefox in the background, and on Windows will allow closing the last browser window without killing the main process. There is no plan for actually using this by default in Firefox proper, but it's needed for some explorations.

This will allow starting Firefox in the background, and on Windows will allow
closing the last browser window without killing the main process. There is no
plan for actually using this by default in Firefox proper, but it's needed for
some pine explorations.

There's more to this work that we'll need - this is just the first step. For
instance, we'll need a real way to actually kill firefox on Windows other than
through the task manager (we'll be putting something in the system tray to
allow this.)

The patch wasn't particularly large, so I didn't split out the rename of
MOZ_APP_SILENT_START to MOZ_APP_SILENT_RESTART - let me know if you'd like me
to do that though and I can.

Pushed by dothayer@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/401e8888c8a9
Allow a silent start mode r=bytesized,nalexander,application-update-reviewers,mossop
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 94 Branch
Blocks: 1733444
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