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How FF can become smarter about implementing Session Restore

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FF needs to become "smarter" about Restoring. Only do a chunk of say 10 tabs at a time, and improve the error recognition & handling so it doesn't just spin forever. Sometimes it doesn't even show the spinner; just won't respond & Activity Monitor says its Not Responding. Can't tell if the Not Responding is due to an active but CPU stealing process that is proceeding, or a stuck process where I should Force Quit. Just have to let it go for 10 minutes before Force Quit.

Restore needs to have a popup window that tells me exactly what tab it is actively Restoring at the moment, and a timer showing how long it was been working on that Tab. And I need to be able to tell FF how long to try before abandoning that Tab. I need to be able to tell it to abandon that tab sooner via a click button. Abandoned tabs go into a menu for me to mess around with later.

Noticed that mozilla.org is often "on top" when FF hangs up. And just now, navigating from the main mozilla page to here (3 layers deep?) I had to wait 5-10 seconds for each page to load. Is the mozilla server just underpowered for the amount of traffic, or what?

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You do get a pop-up window, but only if Firefox crashes.

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar. Select General. Turn on Don't Load Tabs Until Selected.


Type about:config<Enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. This is where Firefox finds information it needs to run. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type browser.sessionstore.max and look at the settings.

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Already using Don't Load Tabs.

When I got the email notification, I went to this tab and Refreshed it to see your reply... and the spinner came up, and after 30 seconds the script error box. Seem to get a lot of problems loading mozilla.org.

Tell me more about "browser.sessionstore.max" is that the maximum number of tabs saved for a Restore? Why should I want to decrease that? I want 150 tabs open at once...

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Why should I want to decrease that?

I said to look at the settings. I did not say to change anything.

When I got the email notification, I went to this tab and Refreshed it to see your reply

You left the page on the browser after you sent your post? Why is that? Are you doing this with your other trouble web pages?

Do you have this problem when you use a link or bookmark?

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>You left the page on the browser after you sent your post? Why is that?

Of course I did. That's what tabs are for -- to easily go back to a page.

>I said to look at the settings. I did not say to change anything.

So what's the point of looking? The numbers are meaningless to me.

>Do you have this problem when you use a link or bookmark?

Yes, the new tab takes a while to load. I don't think my DSL speed is under tariff.

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I am calling for more help on this.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar

Select Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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I turned off hardware acceleration MONTHS ago.

I keep getting Unresponsive Script popups but the damn buttons don't work, so I can't select Stop Script.

Also, the popup can get covered up by the next tab which tries to be restored (session restore). So I don't even know there is a problem.

And the spinner comes up and prevents me from pushing the button -- but of course its non functional in the first place.