User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030916 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030916 If I change the default webpage to http://www.yahoo.com, click OK and reload Mozilla, it still goes to the original default MOZILLA webpage. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.try it 2. 3. Actual Results: does not change from default. Acts like it is not saving changed preferences. Expected Results: changed preferences should be stored.
I notice that this problem does not occur in my Windows 2000 computers. Only in my (only) Windows 98 machine. I also notice that in the W98 machine the settings data is stored in c:\windows\application data|*.*
Works for me: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030916
Joe M., try to change the default page, then type about:config in the location bar. Look for browser.startup.homepage, and see what it says. If it has correctly changed to the new page, then look at it again after closing and restarting mozilla. Please report back here with the results.
Probably bug 219456
I think this had to do with loading Mozilla into a computer which had been recently updated from Windows 98 to Win 2000. The "Application Data" file was put in the windows directory instead of the usual c:\documents and settings\applications data directory and Mozilla apparently could not find it. (Neither did it pick up the old records.) When I reinstalled and deleted the application data/mozilla folder from the sub directory of windows, everything worked fine. But I lost my old profile data. I guess I could have moved it but it was not important.
per comment 5, I'm closing this bug as wontfix since this is no longer reproducible with the affected profile gone. Please reopen if you can provide reproducible steps in the future.
"wontfix" means there is a real reproducible issue that we have no plans to fix.