program does not appear when executed, must be killed by ending process

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
General
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minor
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Peter, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

This problem usually occurs when I first start my computer, but it happens at
other times as well.  I double click firefox from my desktop, and no window
opens at all. I must then end the process through the Windows Task Manager, and
then execute it again, whereupon it works fine.  It might be related to another
problem where when I start my computer, I do not connect to my internet
connection until I right click the network connection icon in the system tray
and hit repair.  Maybe firefox cannot connect to the internet so it fails to open?

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click firefox
Actual Results:  
No window opened, but program did run in background

Expected Results:  
Opened the browser window
Does it work if you start Firefox in the Firefox safemode instead of the normal
mode ?

Comment 2

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050522
Firefox/1.0+

WFM.  Reporter:  How long are you waiting before you kill the process, it takes
awhile to start up if you have a lot of extensions installed.  Please try to
reproduce this with a clean profile and then comment on the results of that here.

Also, some free advice from me.

If you have to repair your network connection everytime you restart your
computer, you need to make a startup script that has the following in it (naming
and figuring out how to set it to run at startup are your deal though):

::Repair my net connection on startup
ipconfig /release [adapter]
ipconfig /renew [adapter]
:end

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: program doe snot appear when executed, must be killed by ending process → program does not appear when executed, must be killed by ending process
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch

Comment 3

13 years ago
This usaully happens to me when I close firefox then try to open it again.

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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