User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070312 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20070312 Firefox/188.8.131.52 Firefox should save text fields when restoring a crashed or saved session. If you're writing a long forum (or Bugzilla) post and the browser crashes, that is really frustrating since you lose the contents of it. Maybe something like autosave should save form fields every few seconds in case the browser crashes? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. write a long bugzilla bug 2. browser crashes, or you accidentally close firefox 3. start up that saved or crashed session Actual Results: form fields aren't saved Expected Results: save form fields the only workaround is to write posts in an external editor
This is only partially a duplicate of bug 346337. Much of it has indeed been implemented for Firefox 2.0 (there's a reason to update). Note however that due to privacy concerns, text fields aren't saved by default for web pages transmitted over a secure connection -- as is the case for Bugzilla. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/browser.sessionstore.privacy_level for how to change that (or use an extension such as Tab Mix Plus or Session Manager to expose that preference for you).