RC1 no longer asking if I want to save open pages on exit




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Aiken Drum, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0

In all builds up to and including FF3b5, firefox would ask if I wanted to save the open pages to be reopened the next time firefox started.  After the RC1 update, it no longer asks, and does not do it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Open a bunch of pages.
3. Select File->Exit and see if it asks whether you want to save your open pages.
4. Restart Firefox and see if it reopened them.
Actual Results:  
I was not asked if I wanted to save my open pages, and they were not saved+restored.

Expected Results:  
I should have been asked if I wanted to save my open pages, and it should have done so if I clicked Yes.

If this doesn't repro for you, you may need to configure Firefox to use windows instead of tabs, as I do.  (No offense, but I really, really dislike tabs.)

Comment 1

10 years ago

Someone told me that I needed to have at least 'browser.tabs.maxOpenBeforeWarn' pages open before I'd be asked if I wanted to save my session.  As the default value is 15, and as RC1 seems to be the first version that actually reads it, this explains why the feature suddenly stopped working.  Setting that value to 1 returned me to b5 behavior.

I think the real bug here is that the default for that value is 15.  Shouldn't it be 1?  2 at most?  Inconsistent behavior is the bane of a UI.  Not asking with 14 open, but asking with 15, is inconsistent and confusing for a regular user.  Heck, I'm a senior software engineer and I got confused.

Comment 2

10 years ago
No, browser.tabs.maxOpenBeforeWarn is something different. It controls the warning that will appear when you open a large number of tabs (if you bookmarked a group).


10 years ago
Component: Session Restore → General
QA Contact: session.restore → general
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Comment 3

10 years ago
You're right.  The seeming fix was coincidental.  Now when I set that value back to the default of 15, I'm still asked if I want to save my session on exit.

What's interesting is that had I re-installed b5 over a copy of the RC1 folder so I could run either.  I suspect that b5's installer changed some common data (profile?) back to something that works correctly.
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Last Resolved: 8 years ago
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