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hard to close or impossible to close tab after opening a mailto link in another tab




Tabbed Browser
13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Jesse Janzer, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050519 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050519 Firefox/1.0.4

If you open a mailto link in another tab, there are some sometimes predictable
and sometimes random problems with it.

First Case (reproducibility: always)
1) open the mailto in another tab
2) close the new mail window
3) move to the new tab
4) attempt to close
^^^ I was unable to close the tab by clicking on the default "close tab X
button", "ctrl-w", or "right clicking the tab and hitting 'close tab'"

Second Case (reproducibility: sometimes)
1) open a mailto in a new tab
2) navigate to the new tab (ignore the new mail window)
3) attempt to close the new tab (before closing the new mail window)
^^^ sometimes it doesn't work... sometimes it does work

Third Case (reproducibility: sometimes)
1) open a mailto in a new tab
2) navigate to the new tab
3) close the new mail window
4) attempt to close the new tab

sometimes after you get a "stuck" tab, if you change tabs and come back to it
you can close it.

Reproducible: Sometimes

If you're really lazy I put a page that has a mailto link:
Do you have any extensions that could be affecting this behavior? If so, it
might be a good idea to try and reproduce it in safe mode.

Comment 2

13 years ago
I was unable to run firefox -safe-mode for some reason:
firefox -safe-mode
*** loading the extensions datasource
*** nsExtensionManager::start - (safe mode) failure, catching exception so
finalize window can close = [Exception... "Component returned failure code:
0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED) [nsIFile.create]"  nsresult:
"0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)"  location: "JS frame ::
file:///usr/lib/MozillaFirefox/components/nsExtensionManager.js ::
getDirInternal :: line 141"  data: no]

^^^ the extensions were still loaded...

However, I tested it on firefox 1.0.4 on a windows machine (that doesn't have
any extensions installed) and I was able to reproduce the same problems.
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