opened FF via a web link in email. Opened a new tab, clicked "home", FF opened a new window with an old recovered set of tabs.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Mike Deliman, Unassigned)

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

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

I opened Firefox by clicking a link in an email in Thunderbird.  It did not recover a previous session, it only opened the link I clicked on.  I did open more tabs in that FF session.  I opened a 4th tab, and clicked "home" to go to google search.

Firefox did two odd things the second I clicked "home".

1) it opened a whole new window with tabs recovered from some previous crashed session, a session that crashed in January.
2) It did open a tab at "home" in the window I clicked on, but not the tab I'd just created for "home" - it opened a new tab on that firefox window.


Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have Firefox save a crashed session
2. open Firefox via an email link
3. open a couple more tabs
4. select an empty tab
5. click on "home"
Actual Results:  
variable - this doesn't reproduce the problem every time.

Expected Results:  
I would expect the "home url" to be opened in the tab selected, I would not expect Firefox to open a whole new window with some ancient recovered crashed session in it.

Default theme is in use.
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.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 3

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new
> profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to
> see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment
> on this bug.

working on it - need to find a URL that crashes firefox...
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