Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

PC Automatically Loads Previous Surfing Tabs

  1. Sep 10, 2017 #1

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Hi All,
    Just curious: every time I connect , go online, my PC automatically loads
    all the tabs from my previous internet session. Why is it doing this?
    Thanks.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 10, 2017 #2

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    It is a setting in chrome and firefox: start previous session.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2017 #3

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I see, a restriction of sorts , of Norton Ghost, to web surfing. Thanks.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2017 #4

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Would that, the settings to reload previous session, explain problems in that PC is trying to logon to server I used in previous session?
     
  6. Sep 15, 2017 #5

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    I guess this depends on your and/or the cookie settings of the login page. If the page automatically logs you off, then the "start with previous session" option will either get you on the login page, wants you to resend the query information or might struggle to find the correct entry point, which might also depend on the programming code. Some webpages automatically redirect to their index page, if the information for specific pages isn't available anymore and others simply send a 404.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2017 #6

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I log of at the end of each session, and then turn the machine off. So I imagine cache is emptied.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2017 #7

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    I wouldn't bet. I empty my Chrome history from time to time and it is always around 500 MB or more. Maybe it's different for FF, which I stopped using because it loaded everything in one process which soon got so large, that one had to regularly quit the program and restart it. As I've been annoyed long enough, I switched to Chrome, which has a better load distribution. The disadvantage (and also advantage) is, that it remembers basically everything. I know its mama is a huge data collector but I don't care. Shall they get happy with it.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2017 #8

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    You can always throw the data collection off by doing random searches when, e.g., you take a bathroom or otherwise break: Albanian Puppetry, 13th century Mongolian coins, then NASCAR, Kasperle guignol, etc. Let them fit that into any ML algorithm.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2017 #9

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    So it is you, who is responsible for the 83 hits I got for "underwater biathlon"?! :-p
     
  11. Sep 15, 2017 #10

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yes, as well as for my motto : " One is a Crowd".
     
  12. Sep 15, 2017 #11

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    You really shouldn't say this to a German ...
     
  13. Sep 15, 2017 #12

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Sorry, not getting the reference.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2017 #13

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    Reminds me on a pun I recently read:

    My morning ritual.
    I wake up and wished I was dead.
    Then I drink a coffee and wished all others were.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2017 #14

    fresh_42

    Staff: Mentor

    Crowd = Kraut
     
  16. Sep 15, 2017 #15

    WWGD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Wow, I thought I had the worse possible puns, but you beat me on that one.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: PC Automatically Loads Previous Surfing Tabs
  1. New surf engine (Replies: 3)

  2. Calculator for the PC (Replies: 8)

  3. Mac or PC? (Replies: 11)

Loading...