Open Bug 202529 Opened 18 years ago Updated 10 years ago
Offline: Pref No "ask me at startup" checkbox for offline (if Mail/News not installed)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; de-AT; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; de-AT; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312 When I open the preferences I don't have the checkbox to set that mozilla asks me at startup if I want work offline. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
I'm sorry, I don't think I understand your problem.. When you open the preferences panel, you want to have a setting there that lets you toggle whether Mozilla should prompt you for offline browsing on startup ? You can toggle this by going to File->Work Offline... or by opening 'about:config' and playing with the 'offline.startup_state' preference.
yes, e.g. in Netscape 4.7, in the offline preferences I can set that the navigator or the email client asks if they shall dial or not. I also saw this feature in an older mozilla version (but I don't remember which version it was)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82487 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Offline was moved under MailNew prefs... See bug 127423. I think this patch also removed the "set the startup mode", it only supports "ask or don't ask me".
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Component: Browser-General → Networking
QA Contact: asa → benc
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Summary: No "ask me at startup" checkbox for offline startup available → Offline: Pref No "ask me at startup" checkbox for offline
I confirm this bug : I just upgraded from 1.5 to release 1.6 I do not use startup accelerator I do not use multiple profiles. Upgrade was performed by : uninstall old version (keep some plugins though), install new version with custom. Old profile data was preserved. Now Mozilla _ALWAYS_ asks me at startup wheather I want to work online or offline (behaviour changed since 1.5). This has quickly become _horribly_ annoying. (I have LAN access) I looked all through the preferences dialog and found nothing that would allow me to configure this new behaviour. Then, I looked at my profile and found in prefs.js : user_pref("offline.startup_state", 1); which I set to 0 and now Mozilla no longer asks me about work online/offline. I suggest that this behaviour be configurable somewhere in the preferences dialog (because _MOST_ people are not that skilled to look for such settings as I described above) and this behaviour be OFF by default (as up to 1.5 included)
I confirm this bug. It is a problem when you do not install mail/news with the browser. I suggest to change the summary to reflect this fact.
Why do we have a "ask me at startup" option for online status? Can we remove it all together?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Offline: Pref No "ask me at startup" checkbox for offline → Offline: Pref No "ask me at startup" checkbox for offline (if Mail/News not installed)
I have this bug too, and I have mail installed. This behaviour has changed since 1.5 and I agree with Andrei Boros, it's very annoying!
(In reply to comment #8) > I have this bug too, and I have mail installed. > This behaviour has changed since 1.5 and I agree with Andrei Boros, it's very > annoying! It's annoying to a lot of people. There's a whole thread in the support forum (http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=416093#416093) about the rather obscure way to fix this.
Offline used to be a the top level Pref UI but was moved to MailNews Pref UI (possibly because it didn't work, then MailNews made it work so they took control of it). I've found the related bugs, and I think they are going to be updated soon and we can get to fixing this bug.
Assignee: asa → darin
+cc: Diego I've added this to the networking prefs docs: http://www.mozilla.org/quality/networking/docs/netprefs.html Andrei: you can fix the setting by editing the prefs in "about:config". Email me if you need help.
*** Bug 239724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The checkbox isn't in Firefox, but is in SeaMonkey and Thunderbird... SeaMonkey is the only one where you can choose not to install mail/news. Therefore moving to SeaMonkey product.
Component: Networking → General
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
QA Contact: networking → general
We also have pref-offline.xul around that is unused and a useless commented-out item in preferences.xul about this. We should do something about that - either move it to a more global place like requested here or remove the unused references.
Component: General → Preferences
QA Contact: general → preferences
Bug 577514 Removed the redundant pref-offline UI which was commented out since 2001.
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