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Persistent Tabs: Auto-reload existing tabs after restart

If a user selects the option "On Restart, reopen any Tabs that were open when I closed the client", after restarting the Notes client, open Tabs remain "ghost" references, until a user actually clicks the tabs.

By clicking a tab, Notes will load the referenced item.

I suggest that there should be an option, where a Notes client will auto-reload all referenced Tab contents after restart, so that contents will be back in Cache.

This should make a working experience with tabs more responsive.

Furthermore, there is a problem with the current implementation:

  • Open database or document
  • Restart Notes
  • Open the same database or document again

As a result, new tabs will be opened for the same item, ending up in redundant tabs.

The expected behaviour should be to re-use existing tabs, because this is what Notes does, when all items are in Cache (i.e. when the Notes client was not restarted)

For power users, working with dozens of tabs, these redundant tabs after restart are quite annoying.


Toni Feric, Belsoft Collaboration

  • Guest
  • Jan 22 2020
  • Likely to implement
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  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2020 07:45pm

    @ Previous commenter:

    Yes, it may be a separate thread running in the background.

    Hence, the start procedure does not need to be slowed down.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2020 09:44am

    refreshing open tabs will slow down start procedure, maybe a background task to refresh at a later time after the startup itself might be more appropriate