Differences between restore session dialog(after firefox is killed) and about:sessionrestore

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Session Restore
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: AlinT, Unassigned)

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8 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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(2 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)

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Description

7 years ago
Created attachment 552367 [details]
screenshots of the 2 tabs

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/8.0a1

I encountered differences between Restore Session Dialog and about:sessionretore.
This issue is always reproducible.
I have to mention that i used a new clean profile everytime I tested it.

Steps to perform:
1.Open a few tab in Firefox
2.Kill the Firefox.exe process from the task manager
3.Open Firefox,and the Restore Session dialog can be seen.Don't click the Restore button,but instead open a new tab and enter in the location bar about:sessionrestore(you will be shown in the dropdown list to switch to the restore session,DON'T CLICK IT,just type about:sessionrestore).

Actual results:
Killing the firefox.exe process quits Firefox and after that openning Firefox again is showing the Restore Session dialog.Openning a new tab and typing about:sessionrestore isn't openning the Restore Session dialog with my tabs and windows, but instead a new session restore dialog.

Expected results.
Typing about:sessionrestore in the second tab should open the Restore session dialog with my tabs and windows that were opened in Firefox before killing it.
Created attachment 552398 [details]
about:sessionstore
Attachment #552367 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 552399 [details]
Restore Session dialog
Thanks for filing this bug. I'm investigating now to see if I can reproduce it on my end. For future reference, please just attach screenshots directly (don't combine them in a zip); this way we can view them in browser.

Thanks
This is an intentional change to reduce our memory footprint. See bug 588506
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I'm going to suggest that if about:sessionrestore is already open in a tab we should just switch to it. I see no reason why anyone would ever want to have about:sessionrestore open in more than one tab at the same time. Feel free to prove me wrong.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Ever confirmed: false
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
If that's what you'd like to make this bug about, then make it so. The bug as reported though is wontfix.
Filed bug 678224 as an ENHANCEMENT.

Resolving this bug as WONTFIX as per comment 6.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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