User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041110 Firefox/1.0 The New Window function, either in the File menu or as a toolbar icon, when clicked, does not bring up a new window if browser.cache.check_doc_frequency is set to 1. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use about:config to set browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 2. Restart Firefox 3. Attempt to use File->New Window or toolbar icon if included on toolbar Actual Results: A New Window does not appear, as it should do. Expected Results: Opened a new window.
I am seeing this on Mac OS X version 1.0.1. Changing the value to something else (i.e. "2") fixes it, returning it to "1" means new windows won't open. Another (likely) aspect of this bug is that when an external program tries to send a link to Firefox (such as clicking on a link in iChat), it doesn't work. Firefox will get the focus and come to the foreground, but nothing else happens - the new page doesn't load.
Additional info: Blowing away one's preferences completely - starting over from scratch - seems to fix this. I did try removing any and all extensions (before completely removing ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox), but that did not fix the issue.
No matter what my "browser.cache.check_doc_frequency" is set to, clicking File/New Window or using CTRL+N does not work. I'm using Windows XP Corporate with latest SP2.
WFM - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007102407 Minefield/3.0a9pre set browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 restarted Firefox ctrl + n still opens a window re: comment 1 external links work for me