Rstore previous session bug
Hey, I'm using the restore previous session feature. Its really helpful, but I assume since the last update it is not working properly. Whenever I use the private firefox browser (window) parallel to the normal one (window) and close the normal browser before the private one, my last active session of the normal browser is not restored.
When I close the private firefox window before the normal firefox browser window everything works fine with restoring the tabs.
Any way around? And please fix this annoying bug. Thanks!
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This is not a bug, but is how closing windows and closing Firefox works.
Only the last closed window is restored and if that is a PB mode window then you can't restore the previously closed regular window automatically.
If you close windows accidentally then you can check "History -> Recently Closed Tabs/Windows" for possible windows you can restore.
Make it a habit to use one of these to close Firefox if you are currently doing that by clicking the close X on the Firefox Title bar and to prevent losing important windows.
- "3-bar" menu button -> Exit (Power button)
- Windows: File -> Exit
- Mac: Firefox -> Quit Firefox
- Linux: File -> Quit
Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately this is new and wasn't implemented in earlier Firefox versions, (at least it didn't happen to me before). Would be great to have the restore option back at any time. Thanks!
Hmm, it's strange, if I create a new profile and test this out,
menu button > Restore Previous Session
brings back the closed regular window every time. And if I set it for automatic session restore, it works seamlessly.
So at least in theory, Firefox 79 works just the way you want. But perhaps there are some settings that affect it that I didn't discover in my brief tests.
Thanks. Yes strange and it really seems to be related to whether I close the privat window before or after the "normal" firefox.
I think I performed the test correctly. I had one regular and one private window open, I closed the regular window first, then spent a minute or two reading a page or navigating in the private window before closing it. Then I waited about 10 seconds before launching that profile again (launching in a new window from the about:profiles page where you create test profiles).
I can't explain why we are getting different results.
Thanks again! I'll try and error a little more.