spit off from bug 501995 ------- Comment #7 From webchick 2009-07-05 16:13:01 PDT Thanks, Simon. Reading the discussion that led up to the change, I can understand the rationale, and agree that it probably makes the most sense for the majority of users. I will float a discussion on the newsgroup about adding some basic sanity-checking to this default behaviour; maybe if # of windows + # of tabs > 20 (some configurable value), prompt the user regardless of what the browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes variable is set to. ------- Comment #8 From chris hofmann 2009-07-17 08:39:45 PDT (-) [reply] ------- Private I think a summary of the discussion came down to agreement that the current settings and behavior is just fine for the case where there are few tabs or windows, but it is not as precise as it needs to be for the case where many tabs and windows are open at the time of last crash. Under those conditions start up after a crash or problem is quite jarring and the user is pretty much out of control. Boriss suggested this affects "power users", but I'd suggest having a lot of tabs and windows open is a function of length of browsing session and not tied to any particular skill level. Let's leave the current behavior as is, but just add a check that looks something like this if (more than ALOT_OF_TABS or ALOT_OF_WINDOWS were opened on last crash) // restoration will be a circus then show more session restore choices endif next is to figure out the definition of a lot of tabs and a lot of windows. I'd suggest more than 5 tabs and more than 3 or 4 windows is a lot. other suggestions?
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