User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050819 Firefox/1.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050819 Firefox/1.0+ - Build ID: 2005081906 I think that the software update dialogue should mention that all tabs and current open will be lost on a restart after a software update for the browser. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Peform a browser update either by notification, or help check for updates 2. Download update if available. 3. Upon completion, update will ask you to restart your browser now or later, with no mention of lost pages or tabs. Actual Results: Lose all open tabs and current pages on restart Expected Results: Something along the lines of. " Please note, all tabs and current open pages will be lost on restart, do you wish to continue?"
WFM, although I tried it only in trunk. 1. Firefox asks if I want to restart or update later. 2. I get a close tab warning like usual. 3. I find the last visited addresses under Go and in my history.
Is the following the problem? During the update process there is a checkbox that asks something like "Do you want to use Firefox Start as your default start page?" If this is checked, then the current set of home page tabs is replaced by the Firefox start. In my earlier Firefox updates this checkbox was checked by default -- so it's easy to go through this page, leave it checked, and have the install process wipe out your home/start tab settings. In my last install (1.0.6), however, the checkbox was unchecked by default. Don't know if this is just the installer 'reading' this as a pref set by my last install, or a change in the installer config. If this is the problem, maybe the best thing to do is to change the install/update script to: a) have this unckecked by default b) if it is checked (selected by the user), make sure text is provided to warn the user that this will delete any tabs currently used for the start page
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050821 Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005082110 I have browser.tabs.warnOnClose true but FF closes w/o a warning at app update
(In reply to comment #4) > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050821 > Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005082110 > > I have browser.tabs.warnOnClose true but FF closes w/o a warning at app update Scrap this remark, it worked again a few build later.
This is fixed in Firefox 2 by the newly integrated Session Restore feature.
Well... session restore is only a partial solution to the problem, since we're restoring from cache, which doesn't restore postdata and other no-cache pages properly.
Some wording changes in bug 346795 might render this bug INVALID now. Regarding Benjamin's concerns, in my experience, session restore has gotten things right more often than wrong ...
The warning dialog that is displayed isn't part of app update and is also displayed when restarting via the add-ons manager, etc. If the wording for the warning dialog is not clear please file a bug against session restore. resolving -> wfm