Closed (i.e., "former") windows reopen on next PM launch

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Closed (i.e., "former") windows reopen on next PM launch

Unread postby markfilipak » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 22:37

Scenario:
I close some PM windows -- call them: "former" windows -- but leave others open when I 'Quit'.
Behavior:
When I launch PM, those "former" windows sometimes reappear.
Repeatability:
Not repeatable.

The only way I've found to reliably eliminate "former" windows is to 'Restart...', let PM restart, and then 'Quit'.

I believe PM is not always properly saving its window list prior to quitting.

Note that I've tried various other methods, such as using the close [X] buttons to close the "former" windows prior to 'Quit', closing all the tabs in the "former" windows prior to 'Quit', etc. None of those methods are reliable.

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Re: Closed (i.e., "former") windows reopen on next PM launch

Unread postby therube » Thu, 06 Sep 2018, 23:11

Noted here, viewtopic.php?p=144562#p144562:

If I close all but the main window of my session and quit, starting Pale Moon later brings up the closed windows, always. Looks like session is not being saved properly. I quit browser using Ctrl+Q, and have given sufficient time (10s) for session files to be saved.

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Re: Closed (i.e., "former") windows reopen on next PM launch

Unread postby markfilipak » Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 02:22

therube wrote:Noted here, viewtopic.php?p=144562#p144562:

If I close all but the main window of my session and quit, starting Pale Moon later brings up the closed windows, always. Looks like session is not being saved properly. I quit browser using Ctrl+Q, and have given sufficient time (10s) for session files to be saved.
I have tried providing additional time. That's unreliable. Selecting (via menu) 'Restart...', then allow restart, then select 'Quit' seems to always work properly. I posted this with the hope that this information, this procedure would provide the needed clue to tracking down the bug.
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Re: Closed (i.e., "former") windows reopen on next PM launch

Unread postby markfilipak » Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 06:14

UPDATE
'Restart...', let PM restart, and then 'Quit' IS NOT RELIABLE either.

So, I appears there's no way to prevent PM from reopening windows that were closed in a previous session.
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