My home page is ignored when I switch LAN settings




13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: scloughley, Unassigned)


1.8 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [testday-20120713])



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

I operate from home and from the office, and use two networks for my internet access (office network has many security features, my home network is open and relatively insecure).  When I switch from one network to the other, I have to close Firefox and restart, - otherwise I get "page not found".
This is a minor inconvenience, but it works fine.
My LAN setting is as follows:
Automatic proxy configuration URL is http://proxy:8083/

However, each time I do this, Firefox adds a fresh tab and uses its own default home page - the one you get when you upgrade from one version to the next.  I have SessionSaver loaded as extension.
This is irritating, because now I have to also close down this new tab it adds in, every time I restart Firefox when moving from one network to the other.

I believe this is a bug, and I found noone else to have logged it.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  See above

Comment 1

13 years ago
This is probably rather a core than a Firefox issue. 

See also previous similar reports for Camino bug 167900 and bug 327599.
Component: Startup and Profile System → Networking: HTTP
Product: Firefox → Core
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch


13 years ago
Keywords: qawanted
QA Contact: startup → networking.http

Comment 2

7 years ago
After Bug 327599 was fixed, do you still experiencing this problem?
Whiteboard: [testday-20120713], [closeme 2012-08-01]
This is not reproducible for me with the latest Nightly. Please reopen if you can reproduce.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Keywords: qawanted
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [testday-20120713], [closeme 2012-08-01] → [testday-20120713]
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