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When Thunderbird is built with GTK2, Thunderbird identifies itself as "Gecko" to Window Managers.



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14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Andrew Keyser, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Whiteboard: dupme)



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040307 Firefox/0.8.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040307 Firefox/0.8.0+

When built with GTK2, Thunderbird identifies itself as "Gecko" to Window
Managers such as Fluxbox. This screws up the ability of Fluxbox and other Window
Managers to automatically send Thunderbird to my Thunderbird desktop, as Firefox
is also named Gecko to the Window Manager and they both end up on my Firefox

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Verify you have a GTK2 build of Thunderbird
2. Execute "xprop WM_CLASS|cut -d \" -f 2|xmessage -file - -center"
3. Click on a Thunderbird window.

Actual Results:  
Command reports "Gecko".

Expected Results:  
Command should report "thunderbird" or similar.

Comment 1

14 years ago
there's a general bug about the apps all identifying themselves as gecko with
gtk2. someone dupe this please
Whiteboard: dupme


13 years ago
Blocks: 198952
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