[Bug 351253] [NEW] Firefox (update) lost my open tabs

Arttu Korhonen arttu at mbnet.fi
Sun Mar 29 21:49:55 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Update notifier told new updates were available, including some for

I was already surfing with Firefox, and let the update notifier download
(and then automatically install) those updates. After it had installed
those updates, it said restart of Firefox was necessary. I had some
stuff to do, so I checked and wrote some emails etc. After a while I
then thought now I could restart Firefox.

I closed Firefox, and let it wrote open tabs to hard disk, and then
opened it. As usual after update, extensions were checked, but it said
nothing. Then only "Welcome to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS user" page was shown, and
none of my open tabs, they were lost.

Also there are some other repeatable situations when Firefox loses open
tabs, like if I have "Downloads" window open, and close the main browser
window, then it's too easy to unintentionally lose all tabs. Firefox
should always take care that user does not lose his/her stuff.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Mar 30 00:28:49 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx ath_hal
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.8+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-386 i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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