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I just wanted to be able to assign some hotkeys for quick save/quick load. This can do that, but I only want ONE backup to be saved and I don't want to be prompted which backup to select. If I choose to discard session on browser close, my hotkeys don't work. Also, you have to be careful which hotkeys you assign, they can't be existing ones used by Firefox or they'll be overridden. There's not too many hotkeys, implementing a blacklist should only take maybe an hour or 2 in total.
Unfortunately, does not work with FF 41
Besides from this, it works perfect and i've been using it for years now. Also restores the unsaved session after a crash.
Any idea whether i can regain my lost sessions or not?
Useful before update, it can NOT to able to restore previous session but it know all the URL's tabs and organization in windows.
I regret that Session Manager, no matter what you do, will not allow you to set "Show my windows and tabs from last time" in the window where you are supposed to be able to do just that. If you do try to select that option, Session Manager will just switch it back to "Show my home page" when you hit "Apply" or "Ok".
As a result, Session Manager will never restore your tabs from last time if you close out of Firefox and come back, such as after a reboot.
I also am finding that, even if you tell Session Manager to make automatic backups of a session state, at some point Session Manager will switch that option to "off," and stop making automatic backups of your session.
Session Manager does not appear to do anything useful.
Essential tool, should be implemented in the browser alongside bookmarks. Easy to use and does what it says. Thanks.
I've had a few crashes while running FF 46.0.1 and restoring the tabs with Session Manager hasn't come up. Then I noticed that the add-on link in Tools(Menu toolbar option) disappeared. All the more after checking to Show my
windows and Tabs from last time in "When FF starts" it didn't work too. I'll be happy if the issue will be solved.
update: Solved in an hour
2 years ago I thought "well firefox session restore looks stable enough"
Today just lost 60 tabs after crash and no recover window
session manager & tree style tab.. are best addone
this problem happens when I load a session using Session Manager. the Session Manager loads the session with the urls on the tabs instead of pages titles.
I say to the developer, I think it is global problem so you do not need log file just try that on your firefox. This is not helping us in navigating using the drop down menu on the tabs bar
also I advice you to remove Double clicking an existing session overwrite that session, because the folowing scenarion could happen :
the session Manager opens in save mode and someone may forget that, and thinks it is in load mode, so he clicks on a session,
and sometimes the mouse double that click by itselfe for something wrong in it,
so that leads to overwrite that existing session and in this case the old session will not come back.
This happened with me.
Else that, it is great addon thank you
It's the thing that I ever needed but I have one question/suggestion. Is there any way to export the sessions to another laptop? I am about to change computers and I wouldn't want to lose my stored sessions in here. If anyone could help me with this, that would be WONDERFUL!
THANKS SO MUCH!
Please, dev, any ideas? :-S. I'm getting desperated here....
thanks to point out that Unloadtabs is responsible of that problem I had.
I can add that it is though mainly a problem with Firefox because it works well if you downgrade to v40.0.3
so no lose of the URLs of the tab, even if unloaded.
Though Session manager ought to try to fix this. Or Unloadtabs.
Great addon, nice work. I hate it, when Firefox crashes for example right before I can restore the last session, and all is gone.
The only flaw I encountered is, if some tabs are unloaded, maybe with the addon UnloadTab (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/unloadtab/?src=api) the url gets lost. I don't know exactly whether it is caused by that combination of addons, or something else.
Great work though!
metal321, big thanks.I have disabled fast dial and it fix "session not restore at startup" and "thouthands tabs about:blank"
defeats the purpose of a tab manager plugin if whenever you restore some of your tabs are lost and replaced by empty tabs. fix this quick
I just wanted to correct the record on my last review. All the problems I was having with Session Manager were being caused by Fast Dial. Not only that but Fast Dial was wreaking all sorts of havoc on Firefox. Fortunately I finally stumbled onto the cause. Normally Fast Dial is a good addon but something has obviously gone seriously wrong with it.
When I research something, or just find a lot of stuff I want to read/watch/whatnot, I can just save it for tomorrow, carry on where I left of.
Has all the right features, and they work perfect for me. A GREAT piece of work!
Wenn ich etwas recherchier, or einfach viel find was ich lesen/anschauen möchte, oder was auch immer, kann ich einfach alles für morgen abspeichern und genau da weiter machen, wo ich war.
Hat genau die richtigen Features und die funktionieren alle für mich perfekt. Eine GROßARTIGE Arbeit!
Not sure from which FF version, the session manager makes the tab titles shown as their url's. That some how a bit annoyed. I am using tab-mix plus in the same time. If I disable session manager, the problem is gone.
I'm slowly teaching myself Japanese. I've been using Session Manager to keep track of all the materials I've found. It had built up to 2 windows, with 34 tabs on one and just over 180 in the other. Keeping to this amount for months with no problems.
Suddenly, today, I accidentally closed one of the windows. I thought this would be no problem as it keeps backups for days. But. No. Somehow, after closing that window, it managed to remove that window from all of the 10 backups.
Going back to using Ctrl+Shift+D. Much more reliable.
I have used it in windows xp, xp pro, 8 and 10 and it works some then it starts failing. This script has a lot of problems and the only response I get is that Michael has a lot of other work to do and not time to support it.
The Addon makes the job but the user experiencie is very poor, specially compared with similar addons for other browsers like SessionBuddy for Google Chrome.
I have created auto-save sessions dozens of times telling it to save every 30 minute, and it works for some time but then it suddenly stops auto-saving.
I had another firefox crash recently and the newest backup was made more than 3 days ago. So I had to revert to this even though I remember creating an auto-save session very recently. Really annoying. Not sure if you have to create a auto-save session every time you restart Firefox or what, if so that's kind of unpractical.
If one juggles with too many tabs (using Tab groups) this plugin is a must.
Don't pay attention to s.c. 'reviews' by Biscuit1001 (who couldn't even find the toolbar buttons or menu items). By vvb Rrraven (who wrote:
"... The storage format looks like it was designed by drunken monkeys ..." - well, the format is written by mozilla kids, why complain here? To understand what you're talking about, should have clicked the links provided by developer and read about this extension). And, of course, by testcore (who - it looks like - posted garbage in a run by spite or just like the other two can't find his way out of a paper bag).
This is an excellent extension, very well supported through a dozen of years by now, loaded with options and works well.
To you, 'writers' i'd suggest learn to read before you write. Just above this review textbox, there's a site suggestion for a review which says among other things:
"Please do not post bug reports in reviews" . And the extension developer provided a link to the documentation (which is as complete as it can possibly be) and the thread where you can post any question you might have and/or report bugs (which usually are promptly fixed, BTW).
One of the best extensions out there, a must have i install first thing in every profile for years. Very highly recommend, nobody should browse without it!