While surfing on Bugzilla I noticed that all of a sudden my Search sidebar went away, being replaced by a yellow window containing the text <button id="searchButton" label="&search.button.label;" --------^ I wanted to check into Edit / Preferences to re-select Google search, just to see that Edit / Preferences is gone as well obviously showing some Chrome innards... I will make a screenshot, as I cannot copy and paste from that window. This does not seem to be a duplicate of 136040 (taskbar disappearing because overlays.rdf gets overwritten), the taskbar is still there as well as the "Block images from this server" context dialog.
Created attachment 87106 [details] Screenshot of the window that now appears instead of Edit / Preferences
The effect of the bug is reversible, after terminating and restarting Mozilla both the Search sidebar and Edit / Preferences are back to normal. I'll have to see whether I can reproduce this bug. Just before it happened, I surfed Bugzilla.
This type of page is indicating parsing errors in the XML. Not sure how it would have happened...
please don't touch the Target Milestone or Priority fields, thanks
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → ---
Can you try to delete/rename the file "component.reg" in your mozilla binary directory ?
No visible changes at all. Mozilla created a new filecomponent.reg, and while it was running, it did not flush it's buffers, so the file remained open and at 0 bytes. Once I close Mozilla, the content was written. It is binary identical to the component.reg I removed from the directory.
Can you please do this : uninstall mozilla, delete all files in your mozilla binary directory and reinstall mozilla.
What exactly do you mean by "uninstall"? To my knowledge there is no way to uninstall Mozilla on OS/2. I can delete all of the files, if that is what you meant. Do you want me to delete all of Mozilla's files or just the ones in the bin directory?
just the ones in the bin directory and the directories under it. Have you been able to recreate this since it happened?
If you find a scenario that create this problem, please reopen
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Deleting and re-installing Mozilla did not change anything. So far I have not seen the bug appear a second time.
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