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Did Firefox Update restart my Windows session?

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I left my computer with a number of windows and documents open, some in the midst of making changes. When I returned, my other activity was gone and Firefox said it had just done an automatic update.

Did the Firefox update cancel all the programs I had active?

Did I get any warning that Firefox was going to do an automatic update?

I think no program should do an automatic restart of Windows without the explicit permission of the user. A warning that it will be started automatically in x minutes is not good enough, if the user has left the computer for several hours without recording all that was being worked on. Microsoft Windows does that as well and I think it is a nasty thing to do to users.

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Hi there! Firefox does not automatically restart your computer (I don't think applications can even do that). However, Windows does indeed restarts itself for updates, giving you only a few minutes to cancel. Now, IIRC it restarts the apps you had open at the time Windows was shutdown. And one of those apps that was restarted was Firefox, which - because it was restarted - applied an update it had downloaded in the background.

At least that's the best explanation I have. In no way did Firefox restart your Computer though.

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Hi there! Firefox does not automatically restart your computer (I don't think applications can even do that). However, Windows does indeed restarts itself for updates, giving you only a few minutes to cancel. Now, IIRC it restarts the apps you had open at the time Windows was shutdown. And one of those apps that was restarted was Firefox, which - because it was restarted - applied an update it had downloaded in the background.

At least that's the best explanation I have. In no way did Firefox restart your Computer though.

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Thanks for the information. It looks like I can blame M$ for being so inconsiderate. Again.