Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#15289 new defect

Tor Browser doesn't close/exit correctly

Reported by: remus Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Tor Browser (4.0.4) is showing inconsistent and faulty behavior for me when I try to close it. When I close the browser, the window disappears like expected, but the process isn't terminated, it just keeps running (although not recognizable unless I start Tor Browser from the terminal).

If I then later (in the same desktop session) want to open Tor Browser again, I get the "Firefox is already running" error popup.

After restarting the computer, when I start Tor Browser, it opens normally but then, instead of a blank tab, shows this error page:

Well, this is embarrassing.
Tor Browser is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page.

and offering to restore the last tab from my previous session.

This happens most, but not all of the time when I close the browser, and I haven't really been able to work out under what conditions it will work normally or fail like this. (Also not by starting it from a terminal with --debug.)
Also, apart from this (after I click "Close" for the "restore my previous session" suggestion, or after I manually kill the still running process), everything seems to work fine. But it's still annoying.

OS: Linux 3.18.6-1-ARCH x86_64
Tor Browser: 4.0.4

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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