User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 On Windows XP with "Group Similar Taskbar Buttons" selected, the Browswer and Mail/Newsgroup buttons do not group together into the same buttons as expected. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Right Click on Taskbar. 2. Select "Group Similar Taskbar Buttons" 3. Open Mozilla Browser and Mail/News. Actual Results: Both "programs" occupy seperate taskbar buttons even though they spawn from the same program, using up double the taskbar space. Expected Results: If Mozilla is built for Windows XP then it should follow this protocal and group it's taskbar buttons. This problem will still exist when Thunderbird and Firebird are incorporated into the Mozilla Suite.
I should add that this is an intermittant problem...
wfm in 1.6. Cristo, under what conditions is this reproducible, and when is it otherwise intermittent? Is it possibly related at all to the number of total applications open? I think default for windows is to group least used applications first, so if you have other apps open that you use less often, they'll group before mozilla windows.
This is done automatically by Windows; it is not something Mozill has to do for itself. Merely opening two windows spawned by the same app will not necessarily cause them to group; you have to have what Windows detects to be a close-to-too-many amount of taskbar buttons before it starts to group, and then it beings grouping the least-used applications. (This can be changed using Microsoft's TweakUI powertoy to automatically group when "x" windows from the same app are open or to start grouping the apps with the most windows before the ones that are simply least-used, but these settings are not the default.) I'm positive this will work if you (the bug reporter) open several other windows--for example, the browser, composer, mail, as well as several other Windows apps, like Notepad, Calculator, and others. (Browser and Mail group for me all the time.) As for Mozilla Firebird and Thunderbird, they won't group because they'll be separate processes. Windows won't know they have anything to do with each other--because they don't, unless they ever get that centralized GRE thing figured out. But even then they won't, because they'll still be separate apps. In other words, I'm sure this is the correct behavoir. I'm tempted to resolve this bug as invalid--don't take it personally, it just means it's not a Mozilla bug. :-) But if you still there there is a problem, I'll wait a little while.
Works for me also.
I find that this is intermittant at worst on WinXp and agree it's prolly an XP quirt. Go ahead and kill this bug :-P
You - being the reporter - can kill this bug yourself (actually you *should* if you don't think it is a problem [anymore]). Just resolve it as WORKSFORME.
Resolving as WORKSFORME.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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