User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030109 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030109 'Drop Drawers' is a launching utility that can be downloaded from the above web-site. If a URL is stored in one of its drawers, it should be possible to visit the relevant web-site by double-clicking on the URL in the drawer. If Mozilla is not running, this works perfectly well. If, however, Mozilla is already running, an infinite series of Mozilla windows begins to open, one after the other, and this can only be stopped by shutting Mozilla down. I reported this to Sig Software, the makers of Drop Drawers, and the following is from the reply by Gideon Greenspan, their chief developer (email@example.com): '…all Drop Drawers does … is send a single Apple Event (it doesn't even wait for the reply). So perhaps you could tell the Mozilla team there's a problem with handling GURL/GURL Apple Events' Mr. Greenspan has asked me to pass back to him anything the Mozilla engineers may have to say about this. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download Drop Drawers 1.6 (for Mac OS 7/8/9) and install it. 2. Open the drawer called 'Web Sites' and double-click on one of the sites already stored in it, or store one and double-click on it. Actual Results: If Mozilla is not running, it starts up and goes to the site. If Mozilla is already running, one window after another starts opening and this continues ('Stop' has no effect) until one shuts Mo`zilla down. Expected Results: In both cases, only one window should have opened and the chosen web-site should have been accessed. Mac G3 (old beige tower), OS 9.2.2. Modern theme.
Just to confirm that this seems to be a Mozilla bug (please see original report, with quotation from Drop Drawer's programmer) connected with Mozilla's handling of Apple Events, I tried resetting my choice of default browser (a) to Netscape 4.79, (b) to Internet Explorer 5.1. In neither case did the multiple opening of windows take place.
I have found another situation in which a similar malfunction occurs. If ZipIt 2.2 or 2.2.2 is downloaded from <http://www.maczipit.com/> and installed, a drop-down menu becomes available under 'Help'. The last item in the ZipIt help contents is 'I have a question that isn't answered here'. If this is clicked, Mozilla begins to open and close multiple windows. I am now using Mozilla 2003011508, which is the last relatively bug-free Mac OS 9.x version available. I tried to attach a compressed copy of ZipIt 2.2, which is a better version for OS 9.2.2 than ZipIt 2.2.2, but it was too big.
Further to Additional Comment 2, I omitted to say that, as in the case of 'Drop Drawers', the malfunction only occurs if Mozilla is already open.
I have found yet another situation in which a similar malfunction occurs, and a more commonly-found one. If one receives an e-mail in Outlook Express and it contains a link to a website and one clicks on it when Mozilla is set as one's default browser and it is already open, one again gets multiple windows opening and has to quit Mozilla to stop the process. If the e-mail is received in Mozilla Mail itself, this does not happen. I am still using Mozilla 2003011508, which is the last relatively bug-free Mac OS 9.x version available.
Bugs are targeted at mac classic, which is dead. Marking WONTFIX. Please reopen, if you can reproduce the bug on Mac OS X with 1.5beta or later.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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