Mozilla remains in memory as a hidden process, prevents starting Moz. again



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: ostorj, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hu-HU; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.7a

After using a Java banking app, and quitting Mozilla, it remains in memory
hidden with ~50MB memory footprint (Task Manager reveals it).
This prevents starting Mozilla again (new instance of Mozilla silently does not
display when you start it by clicking its icon). When you kill that hidden
process, Mozilla starts and works fine again.
Quick Launch is NOT enabled.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to
2. click on "Atmeneti" (temporary banking session)
3. accept SSL security warning window(s)
4. move your mouse left and right to generate random key
5. a login/password window appears. simply close that window, and also close
Actual Results:  
6. Try to start a new Mozilla instance. It should not display.
7. Open Task Manager: you will see that a mozilla.exe process is there, but its
is not displayed on Applications list. It occupies ~50MB memory.
8. Kill that hiden process.
9. MOzilla now is able to start and works fine.

Expected Results:  
When closing Mozilla, it should not remain in memory, and other instance should

Comment 1

15 years ago
dupe of bug Bug 236768?

Comment 2

14 years ago
There are now a number of unconfirmed bugs which seem to meet or converge on
this bug's description.

Bug 236768 (assigned), bug 229281 and bug 254281. There could be others.
Whiteboard: DUP of bug 236768
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 3

14 years ago
I went to
and move the mouse, close the window and restarted Mozilla and everything went
I tried with checking the radio button átmeneti változat (on the right side) and
then clicking the pseudo-button Belépés (it's an image, not an HTML button)
which triggered the hungarian applet in a secondary window
( ) , 
after the applet loaded, I moved the mouse, closed the window and restarted
Mozilla and everything went fine.
I can not reproduce the problem.

Mozilla 1.8b2 build 2005042206 under XP Pro SP2 with JRE version 1.5.0, build

Reporter, you may reopen the bug if you can reproduce it reliably. Make sure
you're using the latest build version of Mozilla and JRE.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: DUP of bug 236768
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