Hard freeze when using "close group" feature from WinXP taskbar




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: matthew, Assigned: bugzilla)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

When closing a number of Firefox windows (typically > 7) by using the "Close
Group" option on the context menu which is displayed by right-clicking the
Firefox button on the taskbar, my IBM G40 laptop HARD FREEZES. Mouse cursor
ceases to move approximately 3 seconds after button disappears from taskbar and
keyboard is totally unresponsive. No other method of input (i.e. plugging in a
device to a USB port) generates a response, and the machine is unresponsive to
ARP requests on the network... it is just plain dead except the screen is frozen
on. I have to hard reset the machine to get it going again.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Firefox. Open a bunch of documents in multiple windows (not tabs).
2. Right click the Firefox group button on the task bar and click close group.

Actual Results:  
Machine has hard freeze.

Expected Results:  
firefox.exe process should terminate and Windows should continue to run.

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Comment 2

13 years ago
I can still reproduce the bug, and have upgraded twice since the initial report.
I am now using ff 1.0.4.

It appears to happen especially (and maybe exclusively) when one of the open
windows has a running Java applet in it. I have also upgraded my Sun JVM a
couple of times.

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I can still reproduce the bug, and have upgraded twice since the initial report.
> I am now using ff 1.0.4.

And in Firefox 1.5 beta 1, which is what the auto-resolve asked for ? That
version is based on code that is 1 years newer than yours.

Please download the most recent nightly build that is available at http://www.mozilla.org/developer and report back whether or not you're able to reproduce this issue.
Resolving WORKSFORME based upon lack of reply from original reporter.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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