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

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 401301

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Toolkit
Startup and Profile System
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 401301
8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: faaborg, Unassigned)

Tracking

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

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
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Created attachment 397427 [details]
Close Firefox dialog box

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
See also bug 295693.
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.

Comment 3

8 years ago
FWIW, the "kill the process ourselves" solution is covered by bug 286355 (on Windows) and is probably technically infeasible.

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 580046
Depends on: 401301
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 401301
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