unfortunately, i closed my browser this afternoon, was greeted with the warning in my question, and when i reopened the browser, it did not relaunch my tabs as it is supp… (read more)
unfortunately, i closed my browser this afternoon, was greeted with the warning in my question, and when i reopened the browser, it did not relaunch my tabs as it is supposed to do (i did not have internet when i closed, but did when i reopened less than 1 min later). as an added bonus, that window was not in my recently closed windows nor in my user profile folder. this rather sucked for me as i had 500 ish tabs open, many needed as references for some research I'm currently in the midst of. on the bright side, my most recent update was a little over a week ago, and i had most of the tabs open at that time. i was able to restore them using the update session file in user profile folder and the following site https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html and then supplement the rest via my browsing history.
Here is where the question comes into play.
I've always had the restore previous window option checked, yet I still received the warning, and that IS the settings i would like. i want to be warned, and i want it to resume when i open. strangely enough, even though i got the warning when i closed and encountered the issue (along with every other instance in the past couple years), i cannot get my window to prompt me with the warning except under one condition. if i have more than one window open it will still ask, but this was rather anxiety inducing because i had just manually restored about 250 tabs.
i know i'll probably get a few responses saying i need to uncheck the restore previous window option at startup, but i do not accept that conclusion, through example I've had both function simultaneously, so i am asking for a solution that allows me to both receive the warning, and relaunch the tabs at startup. i know this is possible, and this is also evident from the fact that if i have multiple windows open, make sure they have at least 2 tabs, and attempt to close, i still get the warning.
i've checked about:config and made sure the warning was set to true, which it was. also, while my main intent is to get the warning dialogue fixed, i wouldn't mind getting an answer as to why my window was lost entirely to begin with. *edit* i did have a private window open when i attempted to relaunch the standard window, while my testing shows it won't relaunch the tabs ( which is both a new phenomenon and also in disregard for the settings of "restore previous session") it DOES keep this window under the recently closed windows.