User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0 (Beta/Release) Build ID: 20131202135815 Steps to reproduce: Switch between desktop and tablet mode, or vice versa. Actual results: The transition is slow and reloads all tabs. Expected results: Faster transitions, tabs shouldn't reload.
Desktop Firefox and Windows 8 Touch ("Metro" style) Firefox are two different applications; to switch between them we need to close one and then open the other. We can work on making shutdown and startup faster, but we don't really have any viable near-term options for completely eliminating the restart. Long-term we could work toward a system more like Internet Explorer where both apps can run at the same time and share data. Maybe both frontends could use IPC to talk to a shared back-end process. Then maybe we could move tabs between them without reloading. However, this would require a major rewrite of large parts of both desktop and Metro Firefox.
Mass close of bugs in obsolete product https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1350354
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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