Exiting from mail creates an editor shell and doesn't exit. This is because goQuitApplication() in globalOverlay.xul creates an editor shell (why??) then tells the newly created editor shell to exit.
Bill, is this our bug?
No, it's a mail/news thing, I believe. I've changed the product to MailNews...
No, it's not a mailnews thing. The offending code is in globalOverlay.js, which is, er, global.
The problem was reported against mail ("Exiting from mail..."), the code in question is only deployed in MailNews windows (as best I can determine), and it was authored by a member of the MailNews team. Regardless of what one chooses to name the file containing the broken code, it's likely to get fixed sooner if I do what I can to get it assigned to somebody on that team.
I was thinking that this was part of the general quit/shutdown problem that you're working on, to which bug 8673 relates.
Reassign to hangas, who apparently authored goQuitApplication in rev 1.3 of that file.
I have problems quitting from the browser, too, though not precisely the same problem.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12893 ***
Verified as duplicate on 102599.
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