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Firefox or Alien app closing problem

asked 2018-11-24 12:22:15 +0300

DaveRo gravatar image

This may not be a new problem: I used never to close Firefox but since SFOS3 I've been closing it accidentally by swiping down.

If I close Firefox, either by swiping down or on the cover page, it won't start up again cleanly. The main problem is that parts of my addons don't work, though I've noticed other effects - e.g. it doesn't render a recovered tab so you have to delete it.

I have to stop-restart Alien to recover full functionality.

Has anyone else noticed this? Any idea what might cause it? I'd guess it's Alien or the SFOS/Alien interface, not Firefox.

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answered 2018-11-25 14:37:47 +0300

DaveRo gravatar image

This is not actually an answer but I've found a way to get Firefox working again without restarting Alien.

In Firefox, settings, privacy, tap 'Clear private data on exit'. Select anything - I chose 'Open tabs'.

Now you get a 'Quit' option in the menu. Using that quits Firefox cleanly; the cover goes grey. Restart it and it works again.

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Asked: 2018-11-24 12:22:15 +0300

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