After logging on with remote desktop rdesktop (RDP), browser starts up with wrong size windows or doesn't resize on screen size change



16 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: jerry, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)

Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(1 attachment)



16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314

From work I log on to my computer at home with Terminal Services Client
(rdesktop) a.k.a. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)...sorry for the many names! When
logged on I often start the Mozilla browser from the quicklaunch icon or the
desktop icon. The resolution on my work computer is 1152x768.

When I return home and start Mozilla again, the prompt for proxy-password takes
up the entire screen and no input fields are visible. The resolution on my home
computer is 1024x768.

After this, it is nessecary to kill mozilla.exe with the task manager and
restart it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log on to a remote XP workstation and use mozilla for surfing. It might be
nessecary to do this with a machine that has a different resolution than the
remote machine. 
2. Close the browser but keep the quicklaunch icon.
3. Go to the remote machine and start mozilla. The size of the window is wrong!

Actual Results:  
Mozilla shows the proxy password prompt as a full screen window. When pressing
escape I get the browser window - also broken.

Expected Results:  
The proxy password prompt should have been much smaller and the browser window also.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Assignee: jaggernaut → danm
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets → GFX: Win32
QA Contact: jrgm → ian

Comment 2

16 years ago
I don't have access to a machine running terminal services.

Comment 3

15 years ago
*** Bug 241429 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4

15 years ago
*** Bug 234934 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

15 years ago
*** Bug 231571 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

14 years ago
This may very well be related to bug 270375 (which may or may not be easier to

Comment 7

14 years ago
This bug happens to me on my WinXP laptop (notebook) all the time. I am running
Firefox 1.0.

Sometimes I plug my laptop into a 1280x1024 screen. Other times I use the laptop
LCD which is 1024x768.

I usually leave a firefox window running. When I open up the lid on the train,
my firefox window often (always?) has lost its vertical scrollbar. I have also
seen the other behaviour mentioned in the dupes, e.g. a newly created browser
window will have a vertical scrollbar. Also the status bar, the location bar,
and the tab bar all extend off the right hand side of the screen, even though
the window is maximised with the red close box in the top right corner.

I suspect the root cause is firefox not updating its internal variables
correctly in response to a desktop resize. So I think it is not specific to
Remote Desktop, because a desktop resize can occur for a number of reasons in WinXP.

This is an annoying bug to me even though I rarely actually drag the scrollbar,
because I use the scroll bar as an indication of how long a web page is, and
whereabouts I am in it.


14 years ago
Assignee: danm.moz → nobody
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Comment 10

12 years ago
I got this user report the other day, which seems like the same bug:

> Firefox has this issue where if you open it on a computer, then later remote desktop into that
> computer, the sizing of the tabs gets all screwed up - the content doesn't shrink to stay within 
> the boundaries of each tab's pane. The only fix seems to be closing and restarting Firefox.

Resolution: EXPIRED → ---

Comment 11

12 years ago
similar bugs, possibly to dupe:
 bug 270375
 bug 343132
 bug 315702
 bug 233897

 bug 329699
 bug 343132    	
Depends on: 62395
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: ian → win32
Summary: After logging on to machine with rdesktop (RDP), the browser starts up with wrong size windows → After logging on with remote desktop rdesktop (RDP), browser starts up with wrong size windows or doesn't resize on screen size change

Comment 12

11 years ago
darin, is this gone using newer RDP  - Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0), documented in microsoft KB925876 ?


11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 343132


11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 270375


11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 406789


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 418337


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 326431


10 years ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard

Comment 18

10 years ago
This bug still exists using Thunderbird v2.0.0.21 (20090302) and Remote Desktop client 6.0.6001. I'll attach a screen shot.

Comment 19

10 years ago
Created attachment 379038 [details]
Example showing the gap

Example showing the gap that appears each time I log in with Remote Desktop, then direct on the PC, then via Remote Desktop, etc... The example shows the result after doing several cycles.

Comment 20

10 years ago
Sorry -- I thought I was in the Thunderbird topic, but I see now this topic is referencing "the browser" (FireFox). However, that does suggest the issue is in the common underlying framework, rather than it being a FF or TB issue.

Comment 21

9 years ago
I have the same problem here in Thunderbird after I logged into a MS Windows remote desktop session.
My configuration:
- Local: Dual screen 2 desktops
- RDesktop: Dual Screen 1 desktop fullscreen
- Windows Vista x64
- Thunderbird on 2nd screen
- RDesktop started as mstsc /f /span

The resize icon appears on the top-right of the gap instead at the bottom right of the screen (which is not shown in the screenshot).
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