Closed Bug 513419 Opened 13 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Reduce the number of instances of the "Close Firefox" dialog

Categories

(Toolkit :: Startup and Profile System, defect)

x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 401301

People

(Reporter: faaborg, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)

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One window that can appear on start up is the "Close Firefox" dialog.  Things we can do to avoid this dialog (that are more advanced then giving the user a problem and a list of instructions) are:

1) wait a second or so and see if Firefox has closed, often Firefox was in the process of shutting down and the user decided to reopen it.

2) actually kill the process ourselves, it's unreasonable to expect the user to know how to kill an hung process.
Component: General → Startup and Profile System
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → startup
I think it is important that any automatic actions (even waiting) are visible so that the user knows what the problem is and take measures to avoid this in the future if possible.
FWIW, the "kill the process ourselves" solution is covered by bug 286355 (on Windows) and is probably technically infeasible.
Blocks: 580046
Depends on: zombieproc
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: zombieproc
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