From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011 BuildID: 2001101117 On the two Windows XP machines I'm running at home, Mozilla fails to remember when I check/uncheck a 'Don't show me this message again' checkbox e.g. when I close the browser and it reminds me that Quick Launch is active, I choose for it not to tell me again. It'll remember that until I reboot/turn off the machine, and then it'll display it again next time around. The same goes for 'encrypted page' and 'unsecure connection' dialogs. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Choose to have Mozilla not show you a message again, e.g. the 'Quick Launch is still active' dialog, on a Windows XP machine. 2. Re-boot or turn off the computer. 3. Start Mozilla again and the dialog will be back, regardless of the setting you chose. Actual Results: Dialog boxes constantly reappeared Expected Results: Mozilla shouldn't have shown me the message again, after I chose not to see it. The same bug occurs in Netscape 6.1.
Assignee: sgehani → law
Component: Preferences → QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode)
QA Contact: sairuh → gbush
Questions: Do you have multiple profiles? Did you by any chance create your profile(s) when logged on as one WinXP user and see the problem only when logged on as another user? The only thing I can figure is that we are failing to write out the prefs.js file (due to WinXP multi-user restrictions, is my guess). Can you successfully change other prefs (e.g., change your home page)?
I have the same behaviour at home : WinXP Pro FR / Mozilla 0.9.6 I only have one profile, and I always use the same Windows login (with Admin rights). I can successfully change other preferences. I can check what's in prefs.js if you like. Do you know by heart the line I have to look for ?
I have the same Problem. Running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.6) Gecko/20011120 on Win2k. I only have one profile. I have only seen this bug since 0.9.6.
Same problem here. Win98, both 0.9.7 and 2001122103 (and various nightly builds from the past few weeks) Just one profile.
By the way, this isn't a QuickLaunch problem; it shows up for all kinds of preferences. The sort which pop up and have a "don't pop up again" option. Someone with sufficient authority should change Component to, say, Preferences.
Okay, i have a workaround and some other information. It appears to have been caused by something in my old prefs.js. Perhaps an older version of Moz put something in there that a recent version was choking on. Unfortunately, while trying to pinpoint the problem, i accidentally destroyed my old prefs.js, the one that caused the problem. So i can't reproduce it anymore. Can one of the other reporters please post their prefs.js as an attachment? Thanks.
17 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Resetting component to Preferences. This doesn't seem to be QuickLaunch- specific, according to the reporter.
Assignee: law → sgehani
Component: QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode) → Preferences
QA Contact: gbush → sairuh
-> Prefernces: Backend for a look.
Assignee: sgehani → bnesse
Component: Preferences → Preferences: Backend
prefs.js is a generated file, you should not be editing it. The JS parser is throwing an error and ignoring the remainder of the file. This is either invalid, or a dupe of bug 107264 (bad syntax in prefs.js causes file to be ignored), I'm not sure which. Marking as dupe. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107264 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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