Closed Bug 111443 Opened 20 years ago Closed 15 years ago

-browser option not displayed in mozilla -help


(Core Graveyard :: Cmd-line Features, defect)

Windows 95
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: neil, Unassigned)




Usage: mozilla [ options ... ] [URL]
    where options include:

    -height <value>             Set height of startup window to <value>.
    -h or -help                 Print this message.
    -installer                  Start with 4.x migration window.
    -width <value>              Set width of startup window to <value>.
    -v or -version              Print mozilla version.
    -CreateProfile <profile>    Create <profile>.
    -P <profile>                Start with <profile>.
    -ProfileWizard              Start with profile wizard.
    -ProfileManager             Start with profile manager.
    -SelectProfile              Start with profile selection dialog.
    -UILocale <locale>          Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
    -contentLocale <locale>     Start with <locale> resources as content Locale.
    -console                    Start Mozilla with a debugging console.
    -nosplash                   Disable splash screen.
    -quiet                      Disable splash screen.
    -chat                       Start with an IRC chat client
    -addressbook                Start with the addressbook.
    -news                       Start with news.
    -jsconsole                  Start with Javascript Console
    -venkman                    Start with JavaScript debugger
    -edit <url>                 Start with editor.
    -chrome <url>               Load the specified chrome.
    -mail                       Start with mail.
    -compose <url>              Start with messenger compose.
I don't think there is a -browser option.  We just open a nav window by default 
so if you say -browser it looks like it works.  The same way as if you 
said "mozilla -cutelittlenavwindow".  No?
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
sorry, that arguement doesn't fly
mozilla w/o args runs whatever the default apps are, which might be mail if
you're silly enough to do edit>preferences>appearance: [ ]Navigator [x] Mozilla

I'm not sure i want this option but we'd need a better reason not to have it.
Resolution: INVALID → ---
OK.  It turns out we do have a "-browser" option.  That fact is obscured by the 
maze of macros used to implement it.  And that same maze of macros (and 
incumbent limitations on those macros supporting help text for more than one) 
prevents me from implementing it without more effort than it is worth, at this 
point in time.

Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
now that i'll buy. fwiw shaver is the last poor sap to volunteer to rewrite the 
commandline handler maze of twisty defines all confusing.
People (including my wife) do use [X] Mail [ ] Browser, and it works.

I'm not going to get to the command-line rewrite too soon, though someone whose
name eludes me has perhaps volunteered, in exchange for letting a minor MAPI
hack through in the meantime.
soon= 1.5years :-)
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1alpha → ---
The current suiterunner (codename for SeaMonkey running on top of toolkit) test builds have this option - when they are switched on, this will be fixed - therefore adding dep.
Depends on: suiterunner
This is fixed in the new SeaMonkey trunk builds specifically by the patch on bug 335550, and also by the switchover to the "new" SeaMonkey on bug 328887.
Closed: 20 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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