[Bug 567998] [NEW] Quitting the desktop kills (not quits) Firefox

Launchpad Bug Tracker 567998 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Dec 16 21:39:36 UTC 2010

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When shutting down or logging out of the X session, Firefox is killed
instead of closed (the equivalent of hitting the close decoration or
quit and waiting).

This is a problem if you want to keep important files encrypted - e.g. a
crash recovery session restore won't (can't) be encrypted, nor will
journal files, caches, or other things.  Actual crashes are rare so this
is probably tolerable or can be handled by encryption at higher levels.

However when simply restarting Ubuntu (e.g. a system update) if I don't
MANUALLY close firefox first (and if I do it won't restart automatically
which I would really want) it will also leave these files around.  I do
shut-down or restart fairly often.

A normal quit should do so in a way that shuts down the applications
cleanly in order for the applications to clean up any sensitive data
which might be left open.

Some of this probably needs to be fixed in firefox, but if you are doing
a "kill -9" it won't help.

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

Quitting the desktop kills (not quits) Firefox
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