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A very simple and very useful add-on.
And to Linuxsapien, closing and re-launching FF is NOT the same as restarting. Close/re-launch means closing your open tab(s) and FF re-launches with your home page(s). Restart means exactly that - FF restarts in the same state with the same tab(s).
one of the most simple types of add-ons, yet the author "suggests" a few dollars? LOL.. this is for lazy people that cant be bothered to click close and re-open! dunderheids!
It would be better with a hotkey. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
by avada on January 12, 2011
I think this extension would be more useful if it had a (preferably configurable) hotkey.
I don't see a way to submit a bug report, so I'm doing it here.
On Kubuntu (Linux) 11.04 in Firefox 7, clicking the Restart icon sometimes restarts the entire X server.
This one delivers exactly as promised. I put it in the category of being so handy that I'm not sure why it's not part of Firefox. Great job!
Recommended. Much missed basic function in the default install.
Thanks to the dev for not only taking on the maintenance, but also adding a button to replace the missing menu accelerator.
Worth more than the default contribution to an admin because telling a novice to hit a toolbar restart button saves another 3 minutes of waiting time while a novice mouses around for the File menu or little x boxes and start menu icons.
Good Add On
To add a toolbar button just go to customize and find a restart button, drag and drop it to where you want and hey presto :) Love this add-on even more now! 5 stars :)
Please update the add-on.
It would be nice, if you can see the same icon in the File menu, as you can see in the status bar.
I am using Menu Icons Plus extension, and it is the only add-on not showing an icon in the File menu.
Working fine as far as I can tell under Firefox 5.0
I don't see how anyone can not give this a five star review. This is a great app that's super easy, small, and very effective. It's much better than all of the other add-on's available for the purpose of restarting Firefox because of it's simplicity.
Stupid popups get the FF windows all mixed up and then it wont reopen my tabs.
Restore all windows and then this restart addon are the easiest solution.
Manually saving tabs should be included in FF natively and so should restart.
Get it together FF!
Funciona correctamente y es realmente muy práctico. No hay que "Cerrar", buscar el Icono de Firefox y volver a Iniciar.
En Opciones,se crea un Icono, que se puede poner en la Barra de Herramientas, mas que cómodo.
Great - this should be a standard Firefox feature, so thanks for adding it.
It took me a while to figure out:
***HOW TO USE THE HOTKEY:***
The hotkey works when English version but does not work for Chinese (Traditional Chinese). For Asian languages, should add some EN characters behind them name (Ex: "(R)" ) so hotkey works.
It works, restores tabs, and is localized. It's just hotkey does not work for Traditional Chinese.
This addon is simple. It does what it says. The "Restart" menu entry appears in both the Firefox menu button dropdown and the traditional File menu. Excellent!
Nice simple restart Add-on, inserts a restart option in your menu and you can drag the button using customize on to your toolbar. I'm using FF4 with W7 (x64bit) and the Alt+F+R shortcut is not working for me?
Also, the developers should mention the fact that this Add-on WILL restore your tabs, some restart Add-ons don't. This is not mentioned in the description so I kept ignoring this Add-on until I read Ourben's review.
It's simple and clean, does the job and it restores previously opened tabs. I use FF4.
It restarts quickly, but does not restore my tabs (even though the prompt says that it will). I'm using Firefox 3.5.4. I actually wanted to report this as a bug, but I cannot find any instructions on how to submit a bug report for an add-on.
Great!! The fastest restart ever!! Really thank you!!
I think this extension would be more useful if it had a (preferably configurable) hotkey. Also the settings window is not right. I get an "about:config" text above the checkbox, which is clearly wrong. And a checkbox with a "Do not ask me again" text.
This plugin works great for all versions of Firefox (at time of writing, up to 4.0b7), so giving it 5/5 stars.
But if I use TabMixPlus' session manager instead of Firefox's built-in one, then it restarts with a blank tab instead of my previous tabs.
As a temporary measure until this problem is fixed, I'm using this to create a restart button in my toolbar.
Bug report filed here on the TabMixPlus forums.
Mind if we ask what's changed in 0.4?
just updated for firefox 4, that's basically it. it should work the same otherwise
Does anyone know if there is a way to make firefox restart if it remains inactive for a specified time?