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Can not set to default mapi client checkbox in preferences is missing with error text in its place



MailNews Core
Simple MAPI
13 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Tony Chandler, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040728
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040728

Using latest nightly build, the checkbox in preferences to set mozilla as the
default mail client is no longer there and is replaced by larger red text as follows

<checkbox id="mailnewsEnableMapi" labe

The above appears to be truncated by the preferences window.

Tried with a clean profile and install makes no difference.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Edit > Preferences
2.>Mail & Newsgroups

Actual Results:  
Prefence check box for setting Mozilla as default mail client MIA, but replace
by error text.

Expected Results:  
Check box to select mozilla as default mapi client

Comment 1

13 years ago
Confirming with Mozilla 2004072708 on Win NT 4.0.

Additionally I would not asked if I want to set Mozilla as the default mailer on
first start of Mailnews.

Please add the keyword regression.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Regression timeframe between 2004072307 and 2004072708 (from dupes) but I
haven't tested it to narrow it down.

Comment 3

13 years ago
*** Bug 253689 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4

13 years ago
attachment 154757 [details]
screenshot 2004072909-trunk/WinXP

Comment 5

13 years ago
First test regression between 2004072307 and 2004072408
but with that build no script error, but missing checkbox

Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> First test regression between 2004072307 and 2004072408

That was wrong. I tested with all available builds for me on WinNT4 again.
build 2004072408 works, 2004072509 fails

checkins during that timeframe

I guess Bug 252056 is guilty in particular the changes to jar.mn and so on.
It seems the move from en-win.jar to en-US.jar is not reflected in
chrome.rdf/installed-chrome.txt etc. See also duplicate bug 253642 comment 2.

Comment 7

13 years ago
*** Bug 253642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8

13 years ago
This is a regression ...

Mozilla 2004080408 on WinNT4. There seems now only one wrong file in the config
due to Bug 252056. I have found a workaround for it. You have to edit the file
installed-chrome.txt in your [Mozilla_Program_Path]\Mozilla\chrome directory.

Exit Mozilla completely and change the line




and move the line to the other en-US lines. Now start Mozilla two times. Now it
should work because the chrome.rdf is updated.

Comment 9

13 years ago
still not fixed ... 2004080509

2 symptoms: first the one from comment 0 and the second one from comment 1

Comment 10

13 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 253240 ***
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 11

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #8)
Thanks, Ostgote, for this workaround. I also had to delete XUL.mfl to get it
After starting, first time Mozilla took a very long time on my slow machine
until the Profilemanager came up.
When I saw the bug still after third start, I closed the browser, deleted
XUL.mfl, restarted, and it was gone.
Product: MailNews → Core


9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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