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Reopen last browsing session does not seem to work by John Rigali


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Type: Bug
ID: 783568
Opened: 4/12/2013 6:56:27 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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I'm running Windows 7 x86 Home Premium on an HP Mini 210 VT notebook. Windows Update fed Internet Explorer 10 to it, along with other Microsoft product updates, on April 1. (An April Fools Day joke, I suppose?)

I almost always have a single Internet Explorer window open, with anywhere from 3 to 20± web pages tabbed. Most of my page opens are relatively short-lived (collecting data as part of a research effort), so I don't add those pages to my Favorites. When Internet Explorer 9 was in place and I installed software updates and had to reboot, I left IE open at time of shutdown so that the browsing session would be "remembered" so I could reopen it after reboot - which only failed two or three times since I bought the netbook back in 2010, and each of those failures appeared to have been due to unusual circumstances.

Since the upgrade to IE 10, I have rebooted the netbook four times in response to prompts from software updates, and each time IE 10 failed to reopen my last browsing session after the reboot:

April 2: updated ZoneAlarm Free AntiVirus + Firewall

April 11: updated Microsoft products (1st of two batches)

April 11: updated Microsoft products (2nd of two batches)

April 12 (today): updated Apple products

From Help | About:

Version: 10.0.9200.16540
Update Versions: 10.0.4 (KB2817183)
Product ID: 00150-20000-00003-AA459

I suppose that I could just start adding my opened pages to my Favorites, then delete them when I'm done with them, but I've become very accustomed to the "Reopen last browsing session" feature and want to rely on it.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/16/2013 at 3:00 PM
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Posted by Shakhan on 6/20/2014 at 12:03 PM
Good day John Rigali ! Pleased to meet and hopefully help you in the process of this reply to your request.

As of late. I've solved this problem with the simple work around of closing the entire active IE11 session every time before restarting Windows 8.1. I let the system fully reboot all active background services and automatic startup applications that I rely on a daily basis. Then I execute IE11 and all the open tabs in the last order of the last session is fully loaded in an un-paused state ["as if"] Windows 8.1 simply chose to do a "ReadyBoost" memory dump in an emergency scenario.

This took me some trial and curiosity to come to this conclusion of how to best cope with this subtle limitation of IE11 as Microsoft's Dev teams progress to improve the browser moving forward.
I truly hope this helps you along the way John. Take care and happy computing ! :-)