Behavior of File->Close and Alt-F4 is different

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
10 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: André Neves, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1

When I click the big X button or press Alt-F4, I expect Firefox to ask me if I want to have my open tabs saved before quitting, but instead it just asks if I really want to close everything. Exiting through the File menu gives me the expected behavior.

Why are these behaviors different at all? They should be the same, according to the Principle of Least Astonishment! And i'm astonished.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have multiple tabs open
2. Press Alt-F4 or click the upper-right X button
Actual Results:  
Saw "confirm close" dialog.

Expected Results:  
See "quit Firefox" dialog.

I recall choosing to have my tabs saved before, and I never-ever exit through the File menu, which means that probably the app must have followed my expected behavior somehow.
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles. If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Done.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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