The process firefox do not unload when I quit




9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: michel.carriere, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

The process firefox do not unload when I quit. I need to kill the process "firefox.exe" before reload it. Unless the windows firefox do not appear. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Quit firefox
2. Try to load it 
3. nothing happens
4. kill the process
5. the windows firefox appear with the same tab when the last windows (before quit)
Actual Results:  
Sometimes I need to step twice to resolve

Comment 1

9 years ago
Usually on exit firefox cleans up the sqlite files.
If your drive is fragmented, or it has been up a long time this might take a few seconds (maybe even a tiny bit longer).

If you get impatient and kill it, it'll just keep trying this every time it shuts down.

There might be other reasons, but basically I'm asking, if you wait, say, 15 seconds, can you open firefox again.

Going to look for existing bug on this, there might be one on not closing so fast while cleanup is happening or something...

Comment 2

9 years ago
bug #431635
bug #451555
bug #468302
bug #507903

None of these seem related to my speculation on brief active firefox.exe and none seem to have much dev activity.  Looking around some more.

Comment 3

9 years ago
bug #495024

Comment 4

9 years ago
I know for the file clean up time. I forgot to write that it appears after an update in november. And when this problem appear, no pop up window open ; more  generally no other firefox windows can open before killing the process ; and the old tabs are already here.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version,
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 7

8 years ago
Closing time are now acceptable.
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