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This may sound like a slightly basic question but is there any way to bring up the session recovery dialog box via an 'argument'?
One of the tabs that I left open is causing issues and won't allow Firefox to open so I need to recover one of my previous browsing sessions and can't seem to find any other way of doing this.
You could open up the crashrecovery.bak file in your profile and replace the crashing URL with something safe like http://www.mozilla.com/. You should back up the file before editing it and do this with Firefox closed, of course.
Many thanks for that Peng You saved me from more aggravation!
I have a bunch of pages I use frequently, but not every day. Before TBX/SessionSaver/SessionManager, what I would do is add these to a menu in my bookmarks toolbar. More recently, thanks to these three awesome extensions, I've taken to just leaving them open all the time; SessionManager is even more amazing for this, because it doesn't reload all my tabs when I open my browser.
Now I'm getting to the point where I have too many tabs at any given time I installed ColorfulTabs to more easily find the one I want, but often they will just overflow the width of my window. I've seen some extensions that help with that -- there are multiline tab bars (eeew! It just breaks the metaphor too much), tab bar scrolling, tab bars at both top and bottom... none of them good enough.
What about adding a sidebar to SessionManager, the "tab bag"? I hit a key, the tab bag pops in. I drag tabs to it -- tabs that I know I will need later this week, but probably not today. SessionManager dutifully takes note of them; it's not, from its point of view, much different from a closed tab, except it's more persistant, it won't "fall off" the list when I close other tabs. Then I hit that key to hide the tab bar, and get back to work with a more manageable tab bar.
Then tomorrow, when I need the Python Library Reference again, I hit the same key, look at my tab bag, select the one I want, it pops back where it was, and I can close the tab bag.
I believe such a thing would be a small, but noticeable change to the way we use browsers, just as much as the TBX/SessionSaver/SessionManager lineage was.
@lalomartins: Sounds like an interesting idea. Pity that I don't have the time for actually implementing it...
@lalomartins: maybe scrapbook is interesting for you ...
Just a note:
Ever since the 20060707 build ( http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=436139 ), Firefox crashes frequently when using Session Manager (v0.4.2).
It is unknown whether this is due to a bug in Session Manager or Firefox, but these crashes were not occurring before this build (of Firefox).
(Some discussion about the crashing: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=437273)
Does this mean there is no longer a problem?
Edit: *Never mind* I've just verified that it still prevents preservation of POST data.
As I've already mentioned elsewhere, I'll discontinue all development and user support of this extension at the end of July.
The crash recovering and closed tab reopening parts have now been integrated into what will eventually become Firefox 2. The differences are however notable enough that rewriting the UI bits would take me considerable time which I don't feel motivated to dedicate and somebody else will quite surely invest anyway.
In case you are considering a take-over: should time allow it, I'd offer to answer your questions while getting started; and desertfox has already offered assistance as well. Whoever eventually continues to maintain or even further develop this extension, please mention it here so that I can adjust the links...
UPDATE: Morac has kindly uploaded a version compatible with Firefox 2.0.
Last edited by old zeniko on January 4th, 2007, 8:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
That tab bag idea sounds really cool.
A general sidebar where you could browse your sessions as trees and open and delete tabs from them and drag-and-drop tabs you have open to them would be pretty cool, too, and that could then be used as a tab bag.
Not that I have the faintest idea how to code such a thing or anything, of course. 8)
Where are all the top-notch developers who aren't busy doing other things?
Sounds like a nice idea... having far too many tabs open is certainly a problem
Avant lets you save all your tabs as a group and you can then select individual items from each group or open the entire thing
*smile* i have also the problem of too many open tabs so im looking for this small extension:
maybe this tree overview can be inserted in the "tab bag" idea ... with the possibility to hide:
a) hide a tab
b) hide a full firefox window with all tabs
zeniko: would you be able to at least fix the following before the end of this month?: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 81#2376681
Also, Session Manager now spews many "onBrowserKeyUp is not defined" errors to the console - probably because of the Bon Echo compatibility hack of yours I implemented.
The Tab Clicking Options issue should be fixed as of today's <a href="http://www.haslo.ch/zeniko/software/sessionmanager-dev.xpi">testing version</a> (0.4.2.3+).
That's bug 344264 which should soon be fixed.
Note that updating the version will require you to reapply the work-around for the "beta 1 crasher" bug 344214:
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