Receiving personal message should open new tab or apear in "personal" tab



Other Applications
16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Joseph Doer, Assigned: Robert Ginda)


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:1.3) Gecko/20030309 Netscape/7.03 (AOL 8.0RC4)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030309

Receiving a personal message should open a new tab in ChatZilla or should apear
in the concerning "personal" tab for that contact.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open ChatZilla with an IRC-Channel
2. try to connect with /MSG <nickname> <text>
3. should open a new Tab with <nickname>

Actual Results:  
The sended and recieved private messages are written to the channel tab - not
the private tab.

Expected Results:  
An older Version opened a new tab and recieved the concerning messages from the
other <nick> in that personal tab.

Comment 1

16 years ago
BTW: This also happens using:
@<nickname> <text>

same way like using:
/MSG <nickname> <text>

Comment 2

16 years ago
I see you're using Netscape, not Mozilla.
Received personal messages should create a new tab assuming you have the pref
set that way (which is default).  You don't say which version of chatzilla you
have, but if you have a recent one, look in the pref panel under Interface to
find the option.
Using /msg will not create a new tab either, use /query instead.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Sorry, you are the wrong track. ;-)
Like you can see I use the latest 1.3 build 20030309. The User-Agent Suffix
"Netscape/7.03 (AOL 8.0RC4)" is a fake - Bugzilla takes it whithout beeing able
to change it - or do you know a Mozilla based Netscape 7.03 AOL8.0 as RC4 ?? ;-)

I use the with that Mozilla 1.3 build (20030309) bundled ChatZilla. The Version
is: Chatzilla 0.8.23

Some weeks ago the /MSG <nickname> <text> worked for this. OK, /query works to
open for myself but how about the incomming messages. They apaer in the channel
not the private tab.
And formaly it worked to send messages to myself into the private tab and I saw
the sending _and_ recieving message - which was nice to me.
Anyway, the messages like /MSG <nickname> <text> are so described in the from
Mozilla (
linked URL:

In the Interface-Pref I have all four tap-options activated. 
a. Create new tab for private messages
b. Limit private message tabs to [15]
c. Focus Private Message tabs when creates (the typing should be fixed :-))
d. Close tab when you leave a channel

And most people/programs (seams to) use @<nickname>[:] to send a private message
and those messages apear in ChatZilla as "important message" in the main
"server/network tab" _and_ the actual channel tab. (Yes, I selected the "copy
important messages to the network tab")

Comment 4

16 years ago
WFM: 2003032708-trunk/Linux.
A new tab is created when receiving a personal message.

Comment 5

16 years ago
I think you are misunderstanding.  The "important" messages, like the ones that
match your nick (e.g. "yournick: something") are not private, they are just
ordinary channel messages (everyone sees them).

Comment 6

16 years ago
marking invalid, reopen (with an explanation) if you think it's still valid
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Core → Other Applications
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