Thunderbird should respond to session save requests



13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Christian Wolf, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050311 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (X11/20050227)

I'm using Gnome. When I quit my session and check the mark "Save changes to
session", all programs get a notification to save their state to be able to
restore it when I log in again. Thunderbird does not honor this request.

This would be a nice feature, allowing me to place TB on a specific (virtual)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 3

12 years ago
I agree this would be a nice feature.
Couldn't this be reopened ?

Comment 4

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
QA Contact: general
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

Comment 5

8 years ago
is there comparable function in firefox?  should we confirm this?
I did a real quick test on this; Firefox starts up when logging in with GNOME Session Manager enabled.  Thunderbird does not start up (that's probably this bug) but TB does save its own session, e.g. all tabs are reopened when TB is manually started.

If it's the case that Thunderbird needs to explicitly respond to the Session Manager requests, than I say CONFIRMED.  I have no idea how it's currently handled by Firefox.

More info:

Comment 7

8 years ago
I have also tested this bug in both Gnome and Kde and found problem in both - firefox is automatically reopened on next login but Thunderbird is not lunched.

I tried to analysis this issue and found following:

When you log out from system, Session management will create an entry/file for running application. It does same for Thunderbird.

In Gnome: /home/<user name>/.config/gnome-session/saved-session
In KDE: /home/nir/.kde/share/config/session

Both entry logged 'command' for Thunderbird process as 'thunderbird-bin'. But similar entry for Firefox logs command as 'firefox'.

In linux, 'firefox command can open up firefox but 'thunderbird-bin' command can't do same for Thunderbird. it should be 'thunderbird'.

I'm attaching two session files that will demonstrate the issue.

Comment 8

8 years ago
Created attachment 448207 [details]
Thunderbird Session file (Gnome)

Comment 9

8 years ago
Created attachment 448208 [details]
Firefox Session (Gnome)

Comment 10

8 years ago
Created attachment 448209 [details]
Thunderbird Session file (KDE)

Comment 11

8 years ago
Created attachment 448210 [details]
Firefox Session File (KDE)

Comment 12

7 years ago
This should be fixed in most cases by MOZ_APP_LAUNCHER being set in the application launcher script /usr/bin/thunderbird (see bug 453689).  I'm still seeing an issue with "restore saved session" functionality (as opposed to restoring session as it was on logout), see bug 609635.

Comment 13

7 years ago
Fix actually appears to be in bug 508986, this probably should be closed as a dupe.


7 years ago
Last Resolved: 13 years ago7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 508986
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