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When Firefox restores my tabs from last time, it doesn't always remember where I've scrolled to

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I have Firefox set to "Show my windows and tabs from last time" on startup. Since upgrading to Firefox 41, I've noticed that it doesn't always remember where I've scrolled to in all of the tabs, which it did perfectly before. Typically not every single tab is affected, but usually a decent portion are. Firefox 41.0.1 did not fix the issue.

I have Firefox set to "Show my windows and tabs from last time" on startup. Since upgrading to Firefox 41, I've noticed that it doesn't always remember where I've scrolled to in all of the tabs, which it did perfectly before. Typically not every single tab is affected, but usually a decent portion are. Firefox 41.0.1 did not fix the issue.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • 5.1.40416.0
  • Unity Player 5.2.0f3
  • This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.

Application

  • Firefox 41.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/41.0.1/Linux/en-US/

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Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No

Question owner

This issue seems to be related to the "Don't load tabs until selected" option, since it went away when I turned that off.

This issue seems to be related to the "Don't load tabs until selected" option, since it went away when I turned that off.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4393 solutions 61631 answers

If this is fixed, then That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

If this is fixed, then That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know.

Question owner

FredMcD said

If this is fixed, then That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

It worked around my issue, but there is still clearly a regression in Firefox that I'm working around, and the workaround degrades the user experience. Where should I file a bug for that?

''FredMcD [[#answer-797497|said]]'' <blockquote> If this is fixed, then That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' so others will know. </blockquote> It worked around my issue, but there is still clearly a regression in Firefox that I'm working around, and the workaround degrades the user experience. Where should I file a bug for that?

Modified by aroskuski

FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4393 solutions 61631 answers
'''[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ Look up bug reports here]''' {web link}

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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1218068

I've reported a bug for this issue.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1218068 I've reported a bug for this issue.