After Closing Multiple Windows of a Given Profile, Reopening the Profile Does Not Restore All Windows

Description of the issue:

If I have multiple windows open under a given profile and I choose to close them from the Windows task bar, I am prompted multiple times, whether I want to close all tabs.

I answer “Yes” to all of them. The next time I open that profile, only the first window and its tabs are restored.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Create a Test Profile
  2. Open Settings for the Test Profile
  3. In the Get Started section, scroll down to the “On startup” option and make sure it is set to “Continue where you left off”
  4. Open 2 tabs to any web sites you prefer
  5. Open a new window under the Test Profile
  6. Open 2 more tabs, within that second window
  7. Minimize both windows of the Test Profile
  8. Right-Click on the icon for that Test Profile, in the Windows Task Bar
  9. Click on the [X Close window] option
  10. It should ask you twice, “Close all tabs?” Click the [Close all] button each time.
  11. Reopen an instance of that Test Profile

Expected result:

All of the previously open windows and tabs should be reopened.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.49.132 Chromium: 111.0.5563.147 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

Fresh install of Brave on a brand new (3 days old) Dell Precision 7770 laptop.

If you are closing individual windows it assumes you intended to close that window. Closed windows, as you’re seeing, are not part of the ‘session’ that is saved when you exit the browser (or profile).

However, if you use the profile menu to close all windows of a profile, e.g.:

or, if you use ≡ -> Exit; or, if the browser crashes, then it should save all the windows of the profile that were open at that time, and likewise restore them when you re-open the browser (or profile).

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Thank you soooo much! That worked perfectly!

I have several profiles, for several different aspects of my life and all of them currently have multiple tabs, grouped into windows, by topic/project/etc. Sometimes I need to do something real quick, using a specific profile, but I don’t like all those other windows hanging around all day. Up until now, the only way I’ve been able to solve that problem, was to restart Windows. :roll_eyes:

I really wish that Brave would add a “X Close # windows” to the context menu that pops up when you right-click the task bar icon. That way I wouldn’t have to open a whole window, just to close them all out… :thinking:

Thanks again! You’re a life saver! This conundrum has been causing major frustration for me for over a year! My stress level will me greatly reduced, thanks to you! :hugs:

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NP! Glad to help.

(BTW I wonder if you might be interested in something like Tablerone for your situation.)

I’ll have to check that out, but I suspect that if it only keeps track of the URLs, it might not match up to Brave’s capabilities.

I’d have to verify to be sure, but it seems to me that Brave saves more than just the URL. I’ve rebooted and re-opened tabs, that had un-submitted, partially written comments, that were restored into the form.

Unless that just happened to be a feature of the site I was using (one of the StackExchange sites) :thinking:

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