[Page Thumbnails] no thumbnails with browser.cache.disk.enable set to false

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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Firefox
Tabbed Browser
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: A, T, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
Thumbnails in about:newtab don't show up with the disk cache disabled, a lot of people run around with it disabled and opt for browser.cache.memory.enable only for both privacy and performance.

Now, it's normal to lose these thumbnails due to the volatile nature of system memory when the application closes or when the OS is restarted, but the thumbnails aren't even saved in the session, no matter how many times the site is visited, essentially, memory cache users are left without thumbnails.  
This also applies to when the disk cache is wiped clean, the thumbnails are lost and visiting the site is required for getting them back. 

You already use storage for different parts of the browser that are exempt from the cache(history,bookmarks,cookies, etc), why not move the thumbnails to its own storage for this?
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Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 455553

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 722160
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Tabbed Browser
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
QA Contact: untriaged → tabbed.browser
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Blocks: 497543
No longer depends on: 455553
Summary: about:newtab has no thumbnail previews if browser.cache.disk.enable is set to false → [Page Thumbnails] no thumbnails with browser.cache.disk.enable set to false

Comment 2

5 years ago
My disk cache is enabled, but I got 2-3 thumbnails at best - the other tabs show no thumbnail.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
(In reply to Ilia Penchev from comment #2)
> My disk cache is enabled, but I got 2-3 thumbnails at best - the other tabs
> show no thumbnail.

The thumbs sometimes don't generate after one visit to the site, I have noticed this as well, I could reproduce this on sites with a large amount of flash or java applets embedded, or sites with a large amount of hyperlinks before, not anymore though.
Will be fixed by bug 744388.
Depends on: 744388
Fixed by bug 744388.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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