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Preferences->Appearance (Mail) ignored when profile manager is used



15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Leo A. Martin, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313

Tried to set preferences to open Mozilla with mail/newsgroups only, not browser.
It opens browser only, never mail/newsgroups.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Mozilla Profile Manager
2. Select any profile
Actual Results:  
Voila - only the browser window opens, even though Preferences is set to open
only mail/news

Expected Results:  
Open mail/news window, not browser window

This is quite irritating. Mozilla is very slow on my machine and this leads to
an extra 45-75 seconds each time I want to check my mail.

Comment 1

15 years ago
WFM in W32 20030612. Confirmed broken in gcc Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; U; Warp 4.5;
en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030509. Current gcc OS/2 nightlies were useless last I
checked a week ago. Not tested in vacpp 1.4rc2.

For OS/2, put this in your startup object(s) as a workaround:

-mail -P profilename
Ever confirmed: true
OS: other → OS/2

Comment 2

14 years ago
This is cross platform.

If you use the profile manager to start a profile, the fact that Mail is set to
start as the default application is ignored.

I recreated this on Windows 1.4.
OS: OS/2 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Preferences | Appearance | When Mozilla starts up,... opens browser window only no matter what I check → Preferences->Appearance (Mail) ignored when profile manager is used

Comment 3

14 years ago
I confirmed the problem under RedHat 7.3 and RedHat 9 but only using
the contributed RPMs from mozilla ftp site.

The standard binary distribution (.tar.gz) work fine.

Comment 4

14 years ago
The problem persist in mozilla 1.4.1 rpm's from Rawhide

Comment 5

14 years ago
Confirmed in Mozilla ms-windows 1.4
In my case, use several profiles, and automatically select the user profile with
the -P command line option.
Preferences/appearance/launch is configured to BOTH browser and email, and only
the browser opens.
Also very irritating, as Moz takes 1 or 2 minutes to load on my machine, loading
the email module + telecharging the mail takes several minutes more.  I used to
simply invoke Moz and do something else for 5 minutes.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Assignee: bugs → prefs
QA Contact: bugzilla
(Filter "spam" on 'prefs-nobody-20080612'.)
Assignee: prefs → nobody
QA Contact: prefs
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