Preferences bug: Home page widget does not stick

VERIFIED INVALID

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SeaMonkey
Preferences
VERIFIED INVALID
16 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Jonathan Abbey, Assigned: Samir Gehani)

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Description

16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.7+) Gecko/20020124
BuildID:    2002012421

After installing Linux 2002012421, I find my home page set to the mozilla start
URL.  I hit 'home', I'm still at the mozilla start url.  I set it in preferences
by typing it into the home page url widget and hit 'ok', nothing happens.  I set
it again through the widget, hit 'ok', quit the browser, restart the browser,
I'm still on the mozilla start url, and when I go to the preferences dialog, the
home page url is still set to mozilla start.

I was finally able to get the home page url changed, but only by visiting my
preferred home page in the browser, then bringing up preferences and using the
'use current page' button to set the home page.

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Installed 2002012421 Linux
2.Started browser, found myself at mozilla start from not having set my home
page url after resetting my profile to test against another bug
3.Try to set the home page url by typing into the appropriate text field in the
preference dialog

Actual Results:  Home page is not changed

Expected Results:  Home page should be set
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Comment 1

16 years ago
Okay, I think this is my bad.  I had a munged prefs.js file.. I had tried
to transfer an entry from my old profile, but screwed up the grep and cat,
leaving a line like:

prefs.js:user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons", true);

in the prefs.js file.  When I quit mozilla, fixed my prefs.js file, and
restarted, I was able to successfully change the home url using the text widget
in the preferences box.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
v
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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