Quick launch plays poorly with XP's "Always hide" system tray option



16 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: romi, Assigned: law)


Windows XP

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(Whiteboard: DUPEME)


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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

XP allows you to set "Always show", "Always hide" or "Hide when inactive"
properties for icons in the system tray; this functionality is available in the
"Customize Notifications" dialog which you can invoke with
R-Click-Startbar->Properties->Customize. Listed are both "Current Items" and
"Past Items". For some reason, a new entry is generated in the "Current Items"
list *each* time you start the Mozilla turbo launch e.g. after rebooting or by
manually killing and restarting Mozilla. This confuses the sys tray options so
even if you set "Always hide" on the icon, the next time you start up after
closing Mozilla completely, the icon will show up and yet another entry will be
added to the list. 

I've confirmed that this happens with 1.3a and 1.3b, can't speak for earlier

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on start menu, choose properties->taskbar->customize. 
2. Set "Hide on inactive" option for Mozilla tray icon. 
3. Close Mozilla, exit quick launch, restart. 
4. Watch Mozilla icon reappear. 

Actual Results:  
Mozilla icon displayed in systray. 

Expected Results:  
Mozilla icon shouldn't display in systray.

Comment 1

16 years ago
You surely have a problem with your WinXP :-)

My tray icon is hidden following your steps.

Using WinXP-Sp1 and a current CVS based trunk build.

Comment 2

16 years ago
this is yet another reason why we should remove support for abusing the
notification area. you'll live.
Whiteboard: DUPEME

Comment 3

16 years ago
Created attachment 114224 [details]
Screenshot of "Customize..." dialog demonstrating problem.

Here's a screenshot of the problem, in case there's any ambiguity in what I

Comment 4

16 years ago
Cannot reproduce here - icon stays hidden when I ask  XP SP1

Comment 5

16 years ago
Could not rproduce me either.. 

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212

Comment 6

15 years ago
This is a problem with Windows XP. In particular, when Moz crashes, it seems to
get confused on Icons. I've seen similar things happen with the new mail Icon.
The only real fix to this is make Mozilla not crash. :)

Suggest "Invalid" since it's not a problem with mozilla.

Comment 7

15 years ago
Marking invalid. Please see comment #6
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 8

15 years ago
Component: QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode) → QuickLaunch (AKA turbo mode)
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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