Can't launch mail, address book, composer, etc (either from "window" menu or w/ control-key shortcuts). Also Help / About Mozilla & About Plugins the same. A new line is added to the window list, with no text (see screenshot attached). This is specific to my user profile. Running as root, or as another user, does not have this behavior. Everything ran fine from RC1. Oddly, on the Window menu the "IRC Chat" item does not display an icon, while all the others do. Also, exiting this build closes its windows and appears to have exited, but the processes are still running. I am able to start the other components from the command line (mozilla -mail), but the same behavior is exhibited, including can't launch browser from these windows. Will be happy to provide profile information & anything else to help debug this--was really not expecting RC1->RC2 to break this bad for me! (I would have attached a gzip of my profile directory, but I'm assuming that's got all my passwords included in it??). Also some links seem to be dead (including the one from bugzilla-helper.html to submit this bug!!)
Created attachment 83277 [details] Screenshot--Look at the window list on the WIndow Menu--also no icon on IRC Chat
Have you instaleld third-party Themes ? Can you try a new profile with "mozilla -profilemanager" ?
It was the same on Win2000 for me after installing RC2 and still using the old profile from RC1. Don't know about the IRC icon, but no new window would open (including view-source, Chatzilla and plain "Open new window". Also Mozilla did not exit properly, had to be killed by Windows Taskmanager. Try using a new profile, I'm sure it will help. But I'm really interested, what profile changes might have caused this...
I did not try creating a new profile, as I get normal functionality with my other already-existing profiles. It seems this was indeed theme-related. I removed my "third-party" themes, and everything seems to work ok now. What's up with this? Are themes given enough power that they can break basic Mozilla functionality?
yes, they have the power. see http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138239#c4 for another problem. I have no problem with a new version of the pinball Theme -> wfm (broken Theme)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: profile specific--Many problems inc. can't launch components mail, etc. → Many problems -- can't launch components mail, etc. (3rd party theme)
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