Closed Bug 205826 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
Setting the helper application to mozilla
.exe causes mozilla to open recursively and crash the system
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 I set application/x-perl to be "open using mozilla.exe". When I subsequently clicked on a .pl file on a webpage, it opened another mozilla window, which opened another, and another, ... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Preferences -> Helper Applications -> application/x-perl to be handled by mozilla.exe in programme files directory. 2. Find a webpage with anyfile.pl, which is not doing the .pl file as DHTML. 3. Click on it and watch your memory and CPU usage. Actual Results: My machine died. Expected Results: A warning to say that you can't specify mozilla.exe as the helper application? Or if a new mozilla window is started, don't let it recursively try to open it with another instance of mozilla?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167320 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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