Startup issue: Selectively be able to invoke session restore

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 4.0



Session Restore
7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: limi, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 2 bugs, {meta})

Firefox 4.0
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(Note: this is filed as a meta bug as part of the “Paper Cut” bugs since we assume that there are multiple existing bugs related to this behavior. Please make them block this bug.)

People like the ability to selectively invoke session restore. From Reddit thread: “I generally don’t want it, but sometimes it would be very useful, especially when restarting for updates”

With the new design, we could put “Restart” and “Restart & Save Session” in the “Exit” combomenu.

The other option would be to offer this whenever *we* ask to restart the browser, ie. “Save Session & Restart” being the default button text and behavior. I can't see why we'd need a button that didn't do a session restore on these forced restarts, though.
Blocks: 565511
No longer blocks: 561125
Component: General → Session Restore
QA Contact: general → session.restore
Furthermore, we should now be able to "opt in" to a session restore using the new locally hosted home tab as well.
Blocks: 580046

Comment 2

7 years ago
Should this be resolved FIXED?
Depends on: 588482, 593421

Comment 3

6 years ago
I'm using Firefox 9.0.1. If you set the Home Page to "Mozilla Firefox Start Page" on Preferences panel, a button to "Restore Previous Session" is shown at Firefox start. Furthermore, you have the same option at the History menu, called "Restore Previous Session". Is this you have in mind? If so, this issue could be closed.
Yea, let's close this now. This was all in Firefox 4.
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 4.0
Bug 664314 would be nice to have.
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