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17 October 2006 @ 12:01 pm
"So, how's that working out for you, being clever?"  

[Cross-posted from my MovableType Blog]

I've been running Bon Echo (Firefox 2.0) for months now. I've been really happy with it. One of my favorite features is "Session Restore." (After spell-check in text boxes, something I'm using as we speak)

A while back I had the epiphany that if I force quit when upgrading, after the update, it'll ask me if I want to restore my session, and I just got a seamless upgrade! [*]

I haven't started a new session in months. I have boatloads of tabs that hold items I want to act on but haven't yet.


I guess they changed the session restore functionality between RC2 & RC3, and didn't bother to DtRT. I just started RC3, and was staring at a blank page. I just opened a bunch of my standard tabs, and tested session restore and it worked.


I'm not even sure I can guess at half of what I lost. Serves me right, I know, but still.

I thought I should warn anyone else who was similarly clever.

[*] This is also handy because having FF running for months on end seems to make the system (not FF) CPU utilization max out. It happens faster if I sleep the machine. Given this is a laptop that I take on the train, that's a bad thing.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: "My Past Lives" — Too Much Joy
The Onion Girl: abstracted thinkingtshuma on October 17th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
the config trim on minimize setting doesn't work for you? (I have no idea how it works or doesn't with the particular version you're using, it's just what kept firefox from gobbling my entire CPU and pagespace. I just minimize it once in a while, and it frees up a whole bunch of memory which it doesn't seem to gobble back up when I immediately maximize it. Weird, eh?)
Erik Ogan: haloeriktheplaid on October 18th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
I'd never heard of that option. Thanks for the tip . . . Hrm, it doesn't appear to be present in 2.0. :-/

le sigh.
Shadowdariaphoebe on October 18th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Huh. I've been using Tab Mix Plus in 1.5 for Session management... and force-crashing (when i don't need to, it will restore last session) for the same reason
Erik Ogan: cypruseriktheplaid on October 18th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
Apparently they decided that was a good enough feature to roll into the trunk.

Another feature I noticed not too long ago: the History menu now has a "Recently Closed Tabs" menu. Which is great when I go on a culling binge, and end up (inevitably) over-zealously closing something I didn't mean to.

Unfortunately, it appears to be window specific, but that's not a terrible thing.