This one's weird. If browser.startup.homepage is void, the first browser window opened each time Firefox is started is unmaximisable. The Maximize button and Control menu command are disabled; Windows will not Tile, Cascade or Size the window. The resize grippy in the statusbar does still resize the window. Subsequently opened windows are maximisable. To reproduce: 1. Set browser.startup.homepage to "" (blank), e.g. by using the Options dialogue 2. Restart Firefox (Maximize button is disabled.) 3. Right-click Firefox's titlebar (Maximize and Size are disabled.) 4. Minimise any other open windows and right-click the taskbar (Tile and Cascade Windows are disabled.) 5. Open a new Firefox window (The new window maximises and resizes as normal) Workaround: set browser.startup.homepage to "about:blank"
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050805 Firefox/1.0+ ID:2005080512 Confirmed, and adding that it puts firefox into full-screen mode for me.
This is a regression. It worked in the 2005-01-17 build, but fails in the 2005-01-18 build. I think it is a regression from fixing bug 276588.
Requesting blocking1.8b4 because I suspect a fair number of users will clear (or have previously cleared) the homepage location field, get the blank page they expected and later become confused as to why Firefox won't maximise.
Created attachment 193074 [details] [diff] [review] reset home page pref to default on startup if there's no value Discussed with beltzner, we agreed this is the right course to take. If someone wants to open a blank homepage, they can click the button.
Just one question: isn't this a bug in the toolkit command-line handling, perhaps?
there might be an additional issue, but this patch is still necessary.
*** Bug 279145 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should have been a duplicate of bug 279145 which was opened back in Jan/2005, but since this report has some discussion and action taken, I'll close the other one as a duplicate.