User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030718 This is a problem with Mozilla 1.5 alpha that did not exist in 1.4. Sometimes, infrequently, when I launch Mozilla a window pops up telling me that Mozilla is not my default browser and asking me if I want to make it so. Mozilla is already my default browser. If I select [Yes] the borwser continues to open, but it does not load the sidebar. If I click [Yes], then close the browser and reopen it there is no message and the sidebar loads as normel. If I select [Cancel] the sidebar does not subsiquently load. If I select [Cancel[ and close the browser, upon reopening it the same message appears and the sidebar does not load. Work around: select [Yes] to make Mozilla the default browser, close the browser, and reopen it. I used Mozilla 1.4 for some time [in build years] and never had this problem. I have just downladed 1.5 beta and hope the problem will have been resolved, but saw no mention of it in the new features and known issues reports. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1.Launch Mozilla. Maybe it will happen; maybe it won't. Odds favor won't 2. 3. Actual Results: When Mozilla fails to recognizew itself as the default browser, it does not load the sidebar Expected Results: Recognized that it already was the default browser, launched normal, loaded the sidebar.
I installed Mozilla 1.5 beta after writing the above bug report. I was not encouraged when I opened the new version for the first time and was greeted with the same fault. I was using the basic (standard) theme at the time. I have used other themes, and the problem occurs using any theme, eliminating themes as a factor. I thought before updating my report to reflect the install of Mozilla 1.5 beta that I would wait to see if the new version would exhibit the fault again. It just did. I have been using it a lot over the past few days and this is the first time it has happened again. Therefore, I do not know how to replicate the problem. It does not mater if I launch Mozilla from the Start Menu or from a desktop icon, or from a hotlink within a program or an e-mail, or from clicking on a file in a folder. It happens randomly; how I open the program seems to have no effect. To reiterate, there are three parts to this launch bug. 1. Browser window opens in another area than it was last opened. This is a tip-off. Normally Mozilla opens in the same window location on the desktop where it was last opened. 2. A small alert window pops up saying that Mozilla is not the default browser, when in fact it already is. 3. The sidebar does not load. Work-around: click [Yes] to the *make Mozilla the default browser* querry, close the browser, and reopen the browser. It will then open normally without the pop-up window and with the sidebar loaded. Tony Chariott
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