Build: 2002060708 Mac OS X: 10.1.5 Marked: Trivial due to lack of use If one enters chrome://messenger/content/messenger.xul as a url in the URLBar and presses return Mail & News launches. However, the listed accounts endlessly resort them self’s. Reproducible always. What should happen is that Main and News should load in the browser window… or open a new Mail & News window if it is not desirable to load Main & News in a browser window.
To my knowledge, that is not a supported method of launching MailNews. What's the bug here?
If it is not supported the user should not be allowed to do this... at least not with out some form of warning. Even if it is not a supported method, it is a bug. Allowing a user to do something that is not supported, which could lead to a crash or an unstable situation in my book is a bug. Supported or not it does not do what is expected… work or disallow the event for occurring. Maybe the severity at the very least the severity should be changed from trivial to enhancement. Something needs to be done. Sites like xulplanet.com use mail and news as an example of how the call chrome files (http://www.xulplanet.com/tutorials/xultu/chromeurl.html)
*** Bug 151526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Supported or not, for me this functionality has been a great way to use Mozilla. I keep Mozilla open all the time, I constantly have the Messenger open in the first tab, and I do surfing in other tabs. Mail notification is not good enough, Messenger window is slow to open, and yet too large to keep it open as yet another window. I'm going back to 1.0 until this bug is fixed.
W2KSP3 Mozilla 1.3b 2003021008 You should change this from 'Unconfirmed" And don't dismiss this feature as unsupported, while Mozilla is instructing on it in the FAQ. As long as people are being lured into using it, it is not "Trivial." I tried this only because it is mentioned at http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/faq/mail-news.html#3.4 > 3.4. Can I open Mail/News in a tab in the browser? > > Enter chrome://messenger/contents/messenger.xul in the address bar of a tab. You can bookmark this tab, including as part of a group bookmark. > > Note: This is unsupported. Odd things may happen, e.g., all of Mozilla closing when you close the tab. I've just had some Windows malfunction and have a clean installation of W2k. Trying to setup Mozilla again, which is always difficult. :) So I don't yet have an email account setup, and was looking (again) for a clue about how to designate where my profile is already stored. So, having no profile at all, I did not get behavior recognizable as the loop described in initial report of the bug, but was prompted to set up a profile, and then the hourglass throbbed and the system became unresponsive. No problem killing it with TaskManager.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
wontfix per developer CTho. This will not be supported.