Explorer upgrade week of October 3, 20002 disables back, stop and forward Mozzilla buttons



16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Frank, Assigned: asa)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020826

Downloaded the security upgrade for Internet Explorer for Windows 2000 SP3. 
Subsequently Mozzilla's back and forward buttons as well as the stop button have
ceased working.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.download the IE security upgrade for windows 2000 service pack 3
2.install the security upgrade
3.open Mozzilla

Actual Results:  
can not use the browser to navigate using buttons. 

Expected Results:  
back, forward and stop buttons should not be greyed out as a result of the IE

Comment 1

16 years ago
Isn't this a problem of Microsoft?

Comment 2

16 years ago
No, microsuck's illegal terrorist methods to disable other's software is a world
problem. It has happened before, on both WIN-DOS and on the Mac. And probably
they will lean on what the EULA for that downgrade says... something like "we
reserve the right to disable any other software which we believe is a security
concern...". Now, security is not what microsuck is really concerned about (the
words "secure" and "WIN-DOS" are mutually exclusive), but competition from a
much more competent browser maker.

I will not be surprised if this turns out to be the case here.
no blocker.

Please close mozilla and run "mozilla -profilemanager" and create an ADDITIONAL
test profile.
Severity: blocker → major

Comment 4

16 years ago
Do you have a link to the specific update which supposedly caused the issue?

Comment 5

16 years ago
There was a request for a link to the IE 6 security patch that caused the
browsers' back, stop and forward buttons to cease working.  In my case I
received a security patch notice from Microsoft via the 'automatic Windows
update' device on Windows 2000 SP3.  I allowed the patch baed on the 'security
threat' claimed by Microsoft (nikd at mac.com may have been correct!).  So
unfortunately I don't have 'a link'.  However my IE 6 used to be v 6.0 and now
it is 6.0.2800.1106 SP1, if that helps.  I also tried creating a new profile as
'matti' at epost sugggested, with no luck.  

Comment 6

16 years ago
I have uninstalled Mozzilla and reinstalled it.  It now works fine.  Creating a
new profile did not help :<.  Last 'security patch', I think I will download
from Microsoft.
>It now works fine.

Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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