Two browser windows open means all tabs deleted upon restart
allisondbl last edited by
@sgunhouse Again, thank you!!! But with GREAT respect I think you keep missing the point.
A) I of course have it set to reopen all tabs upon reopening Opera - so I have it set to a Session if that's the proper term - thank you!
B ) Had I REMEMBERED there were TWO open windows - which I NEVER have - I would have shut the second before rebooting. I forgot there were TWO WINDOWS open, and the problem is that WHEN THERE ARE --TWO OPERA WINDOWS-- OPEN IT WILL LOSE THE TABS OPEN IN THE FIRST WINDOW AND ONLY REOPEN WHAT WAS IN THE SECOND WINDOW.
C) Why I didn't initially panic was that the last time this happened - several iterations of Opera ago - I was able to go into History and if I dove deep enough, the PREVIOUS time that I rebooted when it had properly reopened Opera - I would see that list of tabs clustered together as they would have "reopened/reinitialized" themselves the LAST TIME OPERA OPENED WHEN IT --DID-- OPEN ALL THE TABS.
What made this instance so horrific is that while I HAD reopened and closed Opera - and thus reloaded all my tabs - in recent memory, when I went into History as far back as a MONTH there was NO instance of the tabs reopening in a clump so I could find them!
So it appears the problem is that somehow now in Opera when it reopens all the tabs upon rebooting it DOES NOT write them into HISTORY. This is truly bizarre and I don't get it. Now mind: I did NOT "touch" the tab and watch it individually reload, but that last time before the problem when Opera reloaded each tab circled and then the name of the site showed up on the tab as if it HAD reloaded the tabs which SHOULD have "written them" into Opera's History.
So I guess the BIG question is: is this NOT true? Does one now have to click on EACH INDIVIDUAL tab and make SURE it "fully reloads" to ensure it appears in history?
burnout426 last edited by
I tested this in Opera Stable and Opera Developer. Both are set to "continue where I left off".
In Opera Developer, I open it, and use ctrl + n to open more windows and then navigate to at least one site in each window. Then, I load up the task manager (windows 10), make sure the entry for Opera is collapsed and choose "end task" to kill Opera. Then, when I open Opera up, only the last window is restored.
Testing in Opera Stable, all the windows are restored.
I also tested opening multiple windows, closing all but the first and then killing Opera to see if the last opened windows wasn't restored, but it was no problem (even in Opera Developer).
So, I can kind of reproduce some issue in Opera Developer.
I'll have to test with actually restarting Windows instead of killing Opera to see if it changes anything.
sgunhouse Moderator last edited by
If you read the markdown formatting guide, you can place asterisks around text for bold, or underline or slash characters for italics. Unfortunately the forum seems to treat both as italics (and not recognize slash at all).
But again, you should close Opera before a shutdown or reboot if at all possible,
allisondbl last edited by
@burnout426 Thank you for working on this; I wanted to make sure this problem doesn't vanish into the aether. With respect to all, please let's not sidetrack into the --best-- way to handle Opera, but focus on the simple issue, just: if two Opera windows --are-- open when the computer shuts down, that the tabs in the first window are lost and, for some reason, do not seem to appear in the History.
So a way to ensure those tabs do not vanish would be appreciated.
parfilko last edited by
In addition to this useful suggestion:
Often second window opened when need to open private tab.
If then close first window, Opera lost previously opened tabs! (just because I forgot to close private window first)
But wait, windows with private tabs should not (and does not) remember tabs. So private should not be counted as last window to remember opened tabs.
- window1 has 20 opened tabs.
- open new private window2
- close window1 -> it should now remember all opened tabs, because it is last regular window and private windows should not be counted.
- regardless of closing private window2 ...
- ... if I open another not private window - it should restore all 20 previous tabs - because it is first regular window
I believe this logic make sence
A Former User last edited by
This just happened to me - nightmare. No recover options. Uninstalling and deleting Opera.