Firefox Crash + Restore tabs when Firefox crashes even if in Private Browsing mode

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: shawn.sumin, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

There were so many tabs open. When I used mDesktop to switch to another workspace (it minimizes all windows) Firefox crashed.

I was using Private Browsing mode, so now I need to figure out where I was from scratch.

Here is crash report:

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/2f86dd7e-f556-464c-a8c0-2527d2110531

This is basically 2 bugs in one report:

1. The Crash.
2. Restore tabs when Firefox crashes even if in Private Browsing mode

Reproducible: Always
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Updated

7 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
tracking-firefox5: --- → ?
tracking-firefox6: --- → ?
tracking-firefox7: --- → ?

Comment 1

7 years ago
Tracking and blocking flags are used for very specific purposes in monitoring the progress of Firefox development.  I've unset them.

For the crash, you may need to provide more information and someone who triages crashes will come along and link this to the appropriate bug.

For the restore tabs feature, this isn't possible.  Restore tabs requires saving information to your hard drive which is specifically not done in Private browsing mode.
blocking2.0: ? → ---
tracking-firefox5: ? → ---
tracking-firefox6: ? → ---
tracking-firefox7: ? → ---
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Isn't there a way to give an option to the user in settings for allowing restore tabs function.

If last URL of sites visited, if stored temporary on the Hard drive would be fine. Or atleast an option to allow the user to direct Firefox to do that, while in Private Browsing mode. This especially necessary when Firefox crashes. 

I use Private Browsing Mode, because it has less fingerprint per here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ , and I assume it is more Secure and has more privacy features built in because even Tor Browser bundle has Private Browsing mode on.
Component: General → Private Browsing
Keywords: crash, crashreportid, privacy
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Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 661018
The crash server is unable to process your report.
Please attach (using the "add an attachment" link above) a stacktrace from windbg if you can reproduce the problem.
- https://developer.mozilla.org/en/How_to_get_a_stacktrace_with_WinDbg

This report have to be marked incomplete if you can't reproduce it.
Keywords: privacy
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Comment 5

7 years ago
How do I reproduce the problem?

It was a fluke.
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Comment 6

7 years ago
Also this report ask for a feature request also: i.e. saving only URLs to Hard-disk to restore from crash.

re:
Isn't there a way to give an option to the user in settings for allowing restore tabs function.

If last URL of sites visited, if stored temporary on the Hard drive would be fine. Or atleast an option to allow the user to direct Firefox to do that, while in Private Browsing mode. This especially necessary when Firefox crashes. 

I use Private Browsing Mode, because it has less fingerprint per here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ , and I assume it is more Secure and has more privacy features built in because even Tor Browser bundle has Private Browsing mode on.
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Updated

7 years ago
Keywords: crash, crashreportid
Please only one issue in one bug report and we picked the first thing, the crash. The crash report is unfortunately useless and i have to mark this report incomplete.

The second issue doesn't belong into this report and is no bug (bug 513725)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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