[K12OSN] firefox --no-restore ?

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Tue Mar 18 14:55:19 UTC 2008

Peter Hartmann wrote:
>> If the teacher kills firefox2 with FL_Teachertool, the next time
>> it's launched the user is presented with the "firefox was shut
>> down improperly" and has the option to  start a new session or
>> restore. Is there a way to launch to a new session without
>> creating a new profile?

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question correctly.  When you
click on either "Restore Session" or "Start New Session" you are not
creating a new profile.  You are simply opening Firefox with the same
tabs, on the same pages that were open when it crashed (or was closed
externally).  So, if your concern is with new profiles, I don't think
anything needs to be done.

If, on the other hand, you want to take away the ability to restore a
session (i.e. you want to get rid of that "Restore Previous Session"
option and always start a new session) then you can change the
browser.sessionstore.enabled setting to false.  Of course, this removes
the feature altogether, including if the browser crashes rather than
being closed by the teacher.


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