Home Page GROUP is not saved after closing. Always reverts back to random single home page

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: sailinggypsy, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040617
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040617

In Firefox 1.0 under Linux (Slackware) when I try to set a home page with a
group of pages/tabs ("use current group"), I go through the process and when
closing Firefox and reopen it the home page settings have reset back to a random
single page. If I set the home page as a single page (any page) OR a blank page
and close and reopen, the settings are kept correctly. Problem is obviously only
when saving a home page as group. The problem can be duplicated indefinitaly.

I have tried to reinstall Firefox multiple times with and without the Mozilla
Suite installed (1.7.3), I have deleted and created multiple new profiles, both
for Root and for a normal user, I have removed ALL traces of anything related to
Mozilla/Firefox in the Linux box ( in case some old profile was "hidden"
somewhere), and problem still appears every time. The Mozilla Suite is NOT
affected (in my case).

Any other information you need, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Thanks and keep up the excellent work!

Manny

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open browser
2.open the web-pages desired to be used as "home page group"
3.open preferences and click the "use current group" to set home page
4.groups is created
5. close firefox
6. reopen firefox and home page is back to a random page (usually mozilla.org or
yahoo.com) ignoring the previously set home page group

Actual Results:  
Firefox reverts back to random home page (usually mozilla.org or yahoo.com)
ignoring my settings for home page group

Expected Results:  
Home Page Group should be kept as set in preferences by user

It happens with ANY theme that I have installed, default or otherwise. I first
notices it before installing any other theme and working just wiht the default one.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I have the same problem, except that the usual pages are gamecopyworld.com or
adobe.com.  The home page set in the Preferences is correct and does not change,
and the home page will appear by hitting the "Home" button.

My system is Linux Redhat 9.

Comment 2

13 years ago
I fail to reproduce this bug with my trunk build. Saved home page group behaves
as expected upon restart of the browser.

Do you still get this bug with the latest nightly build?

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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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