Clicking "Read Mail" will start a new Thunderbird if one is already running




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: cross, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
I have Firefox and Thunderbird running nearly all the time that I'm using my
Windows (XP SP1) machine.  When I select "Read mail" from Firefox's Tools menu,
it will start up a new Thunderbird, so that I then have two.

It should check to see if one is running, and restore it/bring-it-to-front, or
the like.

I fear this may have similar complications for "New Message".  I would hope the
existing Thunderbird will make a compose window, but fear a new one is
instantiated to do this.

Comment 1

14 years ago
This creates a hassle with the MinimizeToTray extension.  If a user in Firefox
selects Tools->Read Mail, he would expect his minimized Thunderbird to restore.
 But it doesnt, it loads a second instance of Thunderbird. 

Like the description said, it would be easier to restore and bring to front an
instance of Thunderbird if it's already running.

We may be able to program a workaround in the extension, but it would seem
fixing this bug is a better soltuion.


14 years ago
Depends on: 220196


13 years ago
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → menus
Version: 1.0 Branch → unspecified

Comment 2

13 years ago
This bug no longer appears on my machine.  Running TB 1.5 beta and FF 1.5 beta.
 Clicking on Tools-Read Mail does not launch a second instance.

Comment 3

13 years ago
this is also fixed for me - WFM XP TB version 1.6a1 (20050920),  FF Mozilla/5.0
(Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050925 Firefox/1.6a1

marking WFM 
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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