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Old feature - ask to save session - community request

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You all may have read at least one time something about the session restore on closing or something known as the old "showQuitWarning" in the about config.

I'm not here to submit again this issue, but I would like to let you know that a lot of users worldwide are still experiencing the lack of this old feature... here you can see an example from the mozilla italian support forum ... and there are many more.

For completeness, i'll quickly resume the issue:

in the previous versions of firefox, enabling the "showQuitWarning" label in the about:config menu used to produce the following behaviour: -> when closing firefox with more than one tab open a confirmation box appeared showing 3 options:

     - save and quit
     - quit (without saving the session)
     - cancel

at the reopening of firefox, based on user settings, if it was chosen the "save and quit" option then the previous session used to be restored otherwise a new session would have been created.

To date, there are a lot of configuration to play with regarding session, closing and similar, but nothing covers some use cases that were perfectly covered by the old method, for example: -> the sessions are now always saved, even when the user doesn't want to, even when that session is just useless ->if you set the automatic session restore at each startup then you will have to manually close all the tabs open from the previous session even if you didn't mean to save them, or manually start a new session ->if you don't set the automatic session restore then at the startup you have to remember to manually reopen previous session, if you forget that, or for example your antivirus or an html file you click on, opens your browser and you instinctively close it then next time you open the browser you realize you've lost the session you had to manually restore.

So, please, before archiving this topic, do your own research on this subject and try to understand that could be something important. Let's make this community intercept users needs and show what a community means (that was the key aspect of the golden years of firefox)... let's prevent together other migrations to chrome or the new edge.

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Hi jayeyex479, please ignore the unofficial support solicitation that someone posted. We have no idea where that leads and don't want you to get scammed.

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jscher2000 said

Hi jayeyex479, please ignore the unofficial support solicitation that someone posted. We have no idea where that leads and don't want you to get scammed.

ahhaahahha That's all I needed ... smart scammers :D

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Hi jayeyex479, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Several years ago I switched to automatically restoring because of that scenario that some other application launches a window, you forget to restore, close the window, and then cursing ensues.

Although this is the official support forum, it's not a great place to discuss program change ideas because it's more like the emergency room. You have many choices to submit feature suggestions, depending on your desired style of interaction:

Discussion Sites/Advocacy

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Bug Tracking System

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jscher2000 said

Although this is the official support forum, it's not a great place to discuss program change ideas because it's more like the emergency room. You have many choices to submit feature suggestions, depending on your desired style of interaction:

which of them would you recommend to have greater probability of success?

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Hi jayeyex479, that's difficult to say. Reddit is the most active community, so more people will see it there, but it doesn't feed into any official process.