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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20031111 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20031111 On JDS (Java Desktop System 2003) I was running Thunderbird version 0.6 (20040507) and tried to open a browser window using Mozilla 1.4 for Sun Java Desktop System <Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20031111>. I got an Alert with the message "Error launching browser window: TypeError: Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/component/browser/instance;1'] has no properties. I *think* that Mozilla is checking to see whether there's a mozilla process already running, finding one and telling it to open a browser window. But the mozilla process that's running is actually Thunderbird which can't open a browser window! If Thunderbird is not running then Mozilla opens a browser window as normal. If Firefox is running, (but not Thunderbird) then starting Mozilla actually opens a Firefox window (which is what leads me to believe it's just telling whatever mozilla process that's already running what to do). An additional piece of information is that if Thunderbird is running (whether it was started before Firefox or after it), Mozilla produces the same results - which is odd, since I would have expected it to pick up the 'first' mozilla process it found (e.g. if Firefox was started first then 'a' mozilla process would then be running first, before Thunderbird - but I get the same results). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Run JDS (!!) 2.Start Thunderbird 3.Start Mozilla Actual Results: See Details Expected Results: It should have started a Mozilla browser window. Severity level is minor for me because I often use Firefox anyway which works well with Thunderbird (i.e. no conflicts), however if anyone uses Thunderbird with the Mozilla browser then it'd be a pain because they'd have to close e-mail in order to browse!
(In reply to comment #0) > I *think* that Mozilla is checking to see whether there's a mozilla process > already running, finding one and telling it to open a browser window. where did you get mozilla from? blame your vendor. mozilla from mozilla.org does not do that.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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