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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • the developers behind Firefox should learn the difference between a crash, and a system shutdown. Because every single time I first open the browser, an annoying dialog box pops up

    Which OS are you using and how are you closing Firefox?

    I'm on Ubuntu and find that it behaves itself if I close Firefox with File > Quit, but not if I just log out of the OS leaving Firefox running.

    • Which OS are you using and how are you closing Firefox?

      Whenever I say "PC", I mean it in the traditional sense: a Windows box. Sorry for the confusion. And by shutting down, I mean using ALt-F4 in Explorer, or by using the "shut down" button in the Start menu.

      I'm on Ubuntu and find that it behaves itself if I close Firefox with File > Quit, but not if I just log out of the OS leaving Firefox running.

      Hmm, if I'm not mistaking, that sounds like the same problem...

      On Windows, if I tell the OS to shut down, it sends a different message to the open windows, than when you just close a window. But anyway, a message gets sent, something that obviously doesn't happen in a crash. It is a normal way to termina

      • You shut your computer down?
        • LOL. Yes, every day. Because, well, it saves on energy. Lots of it, some people claim. Several of those people switch off their TV because even the stand by mode takes up a lot of energy (= money), for nothing.

          And second: I want to give the computer a rest. I've had a hard disk break down after a few months of being on for 24 hours a day, because it has been warm for too long.

          I don't use my computer for more than 12-15 hours every day. And then, I shut it down. If I'm just gone for an hour or so, I leave it on.