Compose window not closing when canceling message composition

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Tim K, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: version 0.9

This is posted in the mozillazine Thunderbird bugs forum:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=166108

Hi THere... 

I'm experiencing what I would call a bug. When I click compose, and then say 
change my mind not wanting to send the mail, the compost window will not close 
at all. I get the "do you want to save a draft" message, I choose no, and the 
compose window freaks out. The top header stays, but the rest is sort of 
transparent, and the window will not close unless I close out Thunderbird all 
together. 

Using Thunderbird 0.9 on XP SP2. 

Thanks!

Yep, I can confirm this bug, it happens to me too. I've also seen it happen 
when I actually compose a message, send it and after a while there's this 
shadow window hiding behind my main TB window, I call it shadow because it 
only has the borders and title bar but everything inside is transparent. The 
window cannot be closed either, the only way to make it go away is to close TB.


NOTE: I am using multiDesk (a multi dekstop manager), so it may be related, 
but I don't see similar behavior with other applications (and I use lots of 
apps), only Thunderbird seems to leave these shadow windows behind.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start composing a new message
2. Cancel message composition
Actual Results:  
A shadow window remains that cannot be closed.

Expected Results:  
Compose window should go away.

NOTE: I am using multiDesk (a multi dekstop manager), so it may be related, 
but I don't see similar behavior with other applications (and I use lots of 
apps), only Thunderbird seems to leave these shadow windows behind.
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Comment 1

13 years ago
It still happens in the 1.0 build 20041205

Is there anything special about closing the window to really make it go away?
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Created attachment 168969 [details]
Screenshot of the problem

Screenshot of the problem as of Thunderbird 1.0 official release build.
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