Dialog that app will run in memory on shows one time

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.0.1


17 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: tpreston, Assigned: law)


Windows 98

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(Whiteboard: need input from blake/conrad)


(1 attachment)



17 years ago
w98 build 2001-10-15-05-0.9.4

1. Install build (if you have more than one profile, delete all but one)

2. Click the x in the upper right hand corner of the browser

3. A dialog will appear letting the user know that the browser will continue to 
run in memory

4. Uncheck the Don't show me this message again

5. Click ok

6. Start the browser again

7. Click the x in the upper right hand corner of the browser

Expected Results:
The dialog should appear again

Actual Results:
No dialog

Added note: if you right click the NS in sys tray and exit NS and start over, 
the dialog will appear again

Comment 1

17 years ago
I'm not sure we should show this dialog each and every time the last window 
closes.  Maybe it should re-show it if some amount of time has elapsed?
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.6

Comment 2

17 years ago
In a way, I like that the dialog does not appear all the time.  But the checkbox
message is misleading.  I like that the dialog appears again if I completely
exit the browser and re-enable Quick Launch upon the following launch.

Comment 3

17 years ago
This was discussed in a bugscape bug; please see the discussion there.

Comment 4

17 years ago
Blake, I can't find that bug.  You wouldn't happen to remember the bug number? 
No, didn't think so.  How about some more detail about the bug; e.g., who it was
assigned to, something in the summary that might help me spot it?  I tried
searching for "turbo" and "quick" in the summary.

Can you summarize the thinking that lead to the "one warning per session"
strategy?  I can see where that might get annoying (a dialog after you close
every window), but it seems like people might forget when it's been, say, 3
weeks since they saw the dialog (that's about how long I go between restarts on
my Win2K system).

I have a patch for this but I'm not confident about whether it should be fixed
until a concensus emerges about what the right thing to do is.  It seem that a
conscious decision was made to make it work the way it does, and I'd like to
understand that before undoing that decision.

Comment 5

17 years ago
Created attachment 55322 [details] [diff] [review]
Shows the dialog each time the last window closes

Comment 6

17 years ago
Moving out till 0.9.7.  Still waiting on input as to why it works the way it does.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.6 → mozilla0.9.7

Comment 7

17 years ago
OK, we need to reset on this bug.

With recent changes to make turbo mode work in multiple profile scenarios (BTW,
great work, Conrad), this warning dialog may no longer be necessary.

Should it be removed entirely, now?

If not, can anybody shed light on why it currently shows only once per "session"
(rather than each time the last window is closed)?

I really want to close this bug out; I'm just not sure how.

If we need to defer the decision on whether to have the dialog at all, can we
still make a decision as to whether it should show each time the last window closes?


17 years ago
Whiteboard: need input from blake/conrad

Comment 8

17 years ago
The following is an email I got from Blake, and my response:

>I believe the decision (in the bugscape bug that I'd swear exists but seems to 
>have disappeared) was to keep the dialog around to inform users how to 
>completely exit, but of course to remove the warning text about sensitive 
>information.  If I recall correctly, the reason that we were considering not 
>showing the dialog every time was because we assumed that users weren't so 
>stupid that they continuously needed to be reminded how to completely shut 
>down :-)

OK, I think I see, now.  When it's just a "by the way, you can quit completely 
by using the systray icon" sort of informational message, then it isn't so 
important that we keep it in the user's face.  Once per session may be enough.

>We agreed that, because this dialog was no longer a liability issue and a 
>warning to users, we didn't have to bother users with it every time they close 
>the last window.  The counter to that is that the user can just check "Don't 
>show this window again".  So it's up to you.

I think it should have been everytime, so long as the user's session was 
exposed.  That seems to no longer be the case.  Conrad, can you confirm that?

As to whether or not the "information" alert should show once, or each time, I 
think we should defer to UE.  So I'll ping Marlon about that.

>If you think we should go ahead and show it every time (personally I'd be 
>willing to leave it as it is), I'd be willing to sr it on the merits of the 

I'll hold off pending response from Conrad (about whether the message can be 
toned down re: the security risks), and Marlon (about whether we should show 
one time or each time).
> I think it should have been everytime, so long as the user's session was 
> exposed.  That seems to no longer be the case.  Conrad, can you confirm that?

Yes, since bug 86067 has been closed. So, I think that the message can be toned

Comment 10

17 years ago
So if quiting quicklaunch is the end of a session, i think we should really only
show the dialog once: the first time a user closes the last window in the first
session.  so the, "show me only once" question should be *checked* by default. 
 This will serve to inform users about the situation once, and will show them
how to turn it off in the future.  An image of the icon in systray might be
useful to demonstrate how it's done. 

Comment 11

17 years ago
OK, so it seems we've come full circle then (not that that's bad).

One last question (for Marlon): When the user unchecks the "Don't show me this
again" checkbox, *then* how often do we show the alert?  Choices are the same (I
think): the first time in each session the user closes the last window, or, each
time the user closes the last window.

BTW, the dialog has a picture of the systray icon where they will find the
"Exit" menu choice (soon to be renamed "Exit Quick Launch", as I recall).

Comment 12

17 years ago
Much less important an issue so resetting target milestone.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.7 → mozilla1.0.1

Comment 13

16 years ago
This bug sounds like it's the flip side of bug 133552.

Comment 14

16 years ago
I'm sure that the new turbo mode introduced by the checkin for bug 98673 has 
fixed this as well.  Therefore closing out as fixed.  Please re-open if I'm 
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 15

16 years ago
Testing results using commercial and mozilla  trunk build (2002053104, single 
and multiple profiles)  and commercial and mozilla branch (20020531, only single 

The dialog that comes  up on closing is not checked by default and will continue 
to display at each shutdown of last window until user checks the box.

This is what I would expect to happen and behavior is the same on all builds

Component: QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode) → QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode)
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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