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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 12:00 am

GHM113 wrote:
mgol wrote:I don't understand how that can be the case. Firefox WebExtensions are modeled after Chrome extensions and for Chrome there's an excellent Session Buddy extension: https://sessionbuddy.com/

Session Buddy is just a bookmarks manager with new UI, it can't even restore tabs in unloaded state. It also doesn't save tab history and addon-related data.

That's still useful and the I wouldn't call all the extension does "reopening closed tabs". And it's definitely better than the extension being disabled completely.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 1:22 am

Here is a list of APIs Session Manager WebExtension needs:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1378647
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1378651
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322485
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322060

Once they are added, SM WE will no longer be a pile of hacks. However, it might take a while.
Sorry for my poor English.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 1:02 pm

Thanks for the info. I've been dreading the move to WebExtensions for a while now, and am hating life already in the New v57 Nightly builds.

Is Michael (or anyone else, for that matter) working on making SM WE compliant / porting SM to use WE APIs / developing an alternate add-on with similar functionality?

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 1:29 pm

It looks like Morac is waiting for WE APIs:
viewtopic.php?p=14754834#p14754834
That makes sense, Mozilla has more than enough resources to develop APIs themselves.
Sorry for my poor English.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 3:08 pm

GHM113 wrote:It looks like Morac is waiting for WE APIs:
viewtopic.php?p=14754834#p14754834
That makes sense, Mozilla has more than enough resources to develop APIs themselves.

Yes: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14754831#p14754831
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 7:19 am

GHM113 wrote:It looks like Morac is waiting for WE APIs:
viewtopic.php?p=14754834#p14754834
That makes sense, Mozilla has more than enough resources to develop APIs themselves.



GHM113 wrote:
Morac wrote:The WebExtensions API allows reopening closed tabs and windows, but that's it. Also these don't persist after the browser is closed and reopened. Basically all SM would be able to do is reopen closed tabs.

Thank you! I created a thread on reddit, here is an interesting comment from Firefox dev:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... r/djt10jc/
I think this may get fixed by this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1322485 which links to this WE API https://developer.chrome.com/extensions ... od-discard. It is dependent on this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1284886 which has active work going on.

I seem to remember (don't take it as gospel!) that they intended to implement it differently from Chrome and allow tabs to be saved in the exact way that session store and Session Manager unloads tabs.

According to this comment, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.c ... 284886#c18 both bugs should be fixed by 57. Could anyone explain, please: do these bugs make any additional Session Manager functionality possible? Thank you.



It looks to me those API's are there now, unless I am reading it wrong.

If nothing else, an interim update that at least installs and allows things to partially work would be a good thing, so "early adopters" (people here) can test out for any potential issues, and have it ready to roll.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 3:41 am

Pinned tabs duplicated upon restore "bug"

Hello.

1)
With my current settings, I'm backing up upon shutdown and restoring upon startup.

2)
In my current session I have 2 windows, each with several tabs and several _pinned_ tabs.

3)
Upon each startup, I get 3-4 windows (instead of the 2), with the extra window(s) containing (duplicates of) the _pinned_ tabs (and no "normal" tabs).

4)
This means that on each startup I need to close those 2-3 redundant windows with duplicates of the pinned tabs.

Hoping that my description is sufficiently clear and not too confusing, is there a way to avoid these redundant window(s) ?
Last edited by chirpy_7 on August 16th, 2017, 12:33 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post Posted August 12th, 2017, 4:44 am

reopen closed tab no more working with latest firefox betas

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Post Posted August 13th, 2017, 10:15 am

WebExtensions

I suggest tracking things in the bug report that was opened on 2017-06-26:

Bug 26384 – Not compatible with firefox 57+?
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=26384

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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 9:23 am

I am new here, so forgive any unintended transgressions. Mozilla upgraded me to 55.0.1 and now Session Manager .8.1.13 will not load to my Browser menu bar, even though it is enabled through the Mozilla Extensions page. Has anyone else seen this...has Mozilla disabled Session Manager in this version? Is there a way to launch Session Manager without the menu icon in the browser? Thanks.

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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 9:50 am

See if there is a "Session Manager" item under the menu path Tools->Options.

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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 9:59 am

There is a session manager item at Tools, Add Ons, Extensions. It is enabled.

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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 10:09 am

No, I'm suggesting you might find an entry under the Tools menu for the Session Manager itself, not for the list of extensions.

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Post Posted August 16th, 2017, 10:19 am

Ah...no it is not there.

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