Opened 13 years ago

#506 closed defect (Duplicate)

When I restart Firefox, is Torbutton on or off?

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.1
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Cc: arma Actual Points:
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When my Firefox dies, and I restart it, it lets me restore my currently loaded
pages. But I have no way to decide whether I want to launch them with Tor or
without Tor -- it uses whatever state Torbutton decides to have. And I don't
know which state it's going to pick until I make my decision of whether to
restore or start fresh.

In the earlier Torbutton version, I could quickly click the toggle, and
that setting would be used for most of the loads. Now if I do that, it cancels
all the loads and I don't have any record of what the URLs were since they're
not even in the address bar by that point.

Worse (and this is the less solid part of my bug report), I think Torbutton
might be picking its state out of a hat when it starts, rather than having
a clear pattern.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: All]

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comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by mikeperry

This is the reason why the Shutdown option "Disable Session Saving" is recommended.
It should prevent Firefox from saving any session state to reload when it crashes
or shuts down. Are you perhaps still on 1.1.4? This option may not be in that

Torbutton also bases its state upon your proxy settings. So long as those match
expected values, the color of the button is set accordingly. Proxy settings
maintain themselves across firefox restarts. So whatever state it was in at
shutdown/crash, that is the state it will be upon startup.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
Duplicate of 503. If that option is disabled (perhaps to obtain tab close undo?) this is the expected behavior for now, until more fine grained control is implemented.

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