When you start Mozilla, the splash screen shows and a application is added to the task bar. But the application is empty. Please see the attached image. Normally in Windows the application in the taskbar always contains a icon and the application name. Just for your info: This is only true until either the "Select User Profile" dialog comes up or until the browser starts. Expected: When you start Mozilla, and application with icon and name appears in the taskbar.
I think the splash screen should not actually appear at all in the taskbar. If memory serves me right, IE 4 has this problem but IE 5 does not. However many other apps with splash screens (Word, Excel etc.) do not have a taskbar entry for their splash screens.
I'm just saying that instead of a empty entry in the taskbar the entry should be the a icon and the text "Mozilla".
The same occurs in NT, I believe that the correct behaviour (which Netscape 4.0, MS Word and others follow) is that there's no taskbar entry for a splash screen. A splash screen should only be on the screen for a few seconds and therefore doesn't need to appear on the taskbar at anytime, however I don't think this is a bug that'll bother many people and doesn't affect the performance of the browser so I'm lowering the severity to minor.
Severity: normal → minor
Summary: No name in taskbar icon when starting Mozilla → Blank taskbar entry on Mozilla Splash screen
I agree that this is annoying. Reassigning and changing QA contact to XP Utilities, where the Splash Screen resides (according to bug 6391).
Assignee: leger → rickg
Component: Browser-General → XP Utilities
QA Contact: cbegle → rickg
Don -- one for you. :)
Assignee: rickg → don
This one seems to have been fixed with 2000022608. Running Win98 Can other platforms verify...
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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