Bug 145625 - Remember state after crashes
Summary: Remember state after crashes
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-01-20 05:00 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-11 12:07:19 UTC


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Description Christopher Beland 2005-01-20 05:00:45 UTC
firefox-1.0-2.fc3

Given how complicated web browsers are and the wide variety of input
they have to handle, they often crash.  Which is particularly annoying
if you, like me, usually have a large number of tabs or windows open
which contain a lot of state related to your current or future tasks.
My web browser also sometimes dies when my laptop battery konks out,
if I accidentally crash my X server, if I trip on my power cord, lean
on the power button, or after any of a number of minor computing
tragedies.

One of the best-ever features of Galeon is that upon startup after a
crash or unclean shutdown, it offers the user the chance to restore
their previous session.  It does this by simply recording open tabs
and windows in a file.  When the browser exits normally, the file is
deleted or empty.  So if the file exists on startup, Galeon knows it
died unexpectedly, and can restore state more or less as it was before
the interruption.

Everyone deserves a web browser with this feature.  It has saved me
annoyance and consternation and data loss sooo many times.  I hope
that it will either be incorporated into Firefox or a browser that
does have this feature will be chosen as the default for Fedora.

Thanks for reading,

Beland

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-09-11 12:07:19 UTC
AFAIK upstream Firefox does not have this feature, thus Fedora cannot do it. 
Request this feature upstream at bugzilla.mozilla.org.

Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2005-09-29 02:18:15 UTC
Okey...for the record, it's already been requested:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=159357

Comment 3 Christopher Beland 2007-08-26 19:50:00 UTC
This has been implemented in Firefox 2, which is included in Fedora 7.  (Yay!)


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