New Window function does not work if browser.cache.check_doc_frequency is set to 1




13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: outrightunlawful, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




13 years ago
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.

Comment 1

13 years ago
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.

Comment 2

13 years ago
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.


12 years ago
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → menus

Comment 3

12 years ago
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.

Comment 4

10 years ago
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
marking wfm
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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