Tabs Do Not Always Reopen On Startup

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: John, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4

For the second time in the past 6 weeks, I have opened Firefox and my tabs from the previous session did not reopen.  In both instances, I had closed down Firefox normally and shut down the machine.  I always close Firefox by clicking on the red "X" in the top right corner of the title bar.  The next day after booting the machine, I started Firefox and the tabs were gone.  In the Tools -> Options -> Main panel, under Startup, I verified that "When Firefox starts" is set to "Show my windows and tabs from last time".  I have also verified that browser.sessionstore.enabled is set to true.  In each case, I can see that the sessionstore.js file is there, and is about 17kb. I had about 8-10 tabs open when I shut down each time.

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
Unable to reproduce.  Happened once on version 2.0.0.3, about 5 weeks ago.  Happened again today on version 2.0.0.4 - 20070515.

Comment 1

12 years ago
When this happens the next time, please try to rescue sessionstore.js and upload it here (after having checked with a text editor that it contains no compromising data).

You could also try to copy it away, close Firefox, copy it back and re-start Firefox again and see whether you'll get them back in that way (if you don't, it'll help - otherwise the issue lies somewhere else).

Also please list all the extensions you're using, as one of them might be responsible for such intermittent failures.
Component: Tabbed Browser → Session Restore
QA Contact: tabbed.browser → session.restore
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Comment 2

12 years ago
Just had it happen again.  I had 9 tabs open when I closed FF last night.  First thing this morning after booting the machine, I started FF and all the tabs were gone.  The interesting thing is that the page that did come up just happened to be in the last tab (left-to-right) when I closed FF last night.

I immediately shut down FF and went to look at the sessionstore.js file.  Its only 2kb, so I'm assuming it would do no good to post that file here?  If it will help, I'm saving to another location before going back into FF.

As for extensions, here's what I have, and their status:
1) Bandwith Tester 0.4.2 - inactive, "Not compatible with Firefox 2.0.0.4
2) Cooliris Previews 2.3.9 - not enabled
3) del.icio.us Complete 1.3 - enabled
4) DictionarySearch 2.0.2 - enabled
5) DOM Inspector 1.8.1.4 - enabled
6) Favorites Converter (export) 1.0.1 - inactive, "Not compatible with Firefox 2.0.0.4
7) FireFTP 0.96.4 - enabled
8) IE Tab 1.3.3.20070528 - enabled
9) PDF Download 0.8.1 - enabled
10) Talkback 2.0.0.4 - enabled
11) Viamatic foXpose 0.6 - enabled

Didn't realize I had that many extensions, so I'm going to clear out a bunch of them now.

Please let me know anything else I can do to help track down this bug.

Thanks!!!!

Comment 3

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I immediately shut down FF and went to look at the sessionstore.js file.

Hm, after shutting down it's overwritten immediately... so, if you wouldn't mind installing the Session Manager extension (from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2324 ) which automatically creates a backup.

> 8) IE Tab 1.3.3.20070528 - enabled

I'm not sure how well IE Tab integrates into Session Restore. Could it be that you had one or several tabs using IE's rendering engine when this bug happened?
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Comment 4

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > I immediately shut down FF and went to look at the sessionstore.js file.
> 
> Hm, after shutting down it's overwritten immediately... so, if you wouldn't
> mind installing the Session Manager extension (from
> https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2324 ) which automatically creates a backup.
Done.
> 
> > 8) IE Tab 1.3.3.20070528 - enabled
> 
> I'm not sure how well IE Tab integrates into Session Restore. Could it be that
> you had one or several tabs using IE's rendering engine when this bug happened?
No.  I rarely use IE Tab any more.  There used to be a few sites I visited that did not render correctly in FF.  Haven't run into one of them in a while.


Comment 5

11 years ago
John: Has this ever happened again? If not, please close this bug as WORKSFORME.

Comment 6

10 years ago
Closing as INCOMPLETE due to no reaction to comment #5.

John: Should you still be around, please either reopen this bug or change its resolution to WORKSFORME (even if you managed to solve your issue, we'd appreciate knowing about it for future reference).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 7

10 years ago
This appears to be fixed in version 3.  Have not experienced this issue since upgrading.
Resolution: INCOMPLETE → FIXED

Comment 8

10 years ago
Thanks for the feedback.
Resolution: FIXED → WORKSFORME
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