Open Bug 366374 Opened 15 years ago Updated 6 years ago

[Mac] if you open a link from outside of the app (e.g. in tbird) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

All
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

People

(Reporter: moco, Unassigned)

Details

Attachments

(3 files)

if you click on a link (from tbird) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears.

seeing this on mac os x 10.4.8 trunk.  my own build from Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.9a2pre) Gecko/20070104 Minefield/3.0a2pre

I'll attach as screen shot.

note, if I then select a profile and start, the "empty" browser window goes away.
I did a little investigation of this while working on the DDE fiasco... I don't recall what the result is but I think I have a fix and I'll look into it.
You're lucky: brade said (in bug 295248) that it was a crasher, too.
It turns out that I don't have a fix. :(

Also, this affects opening urls in general from outside the app (e.g. using OS integration).
Summary: if you click on a link (in tbird) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears → if you open a link from outside of the app (e.g. in tbird, start->run) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears
For win32 we may be able to just hold off on processing dde events before the profile is loaded... not sure about other os's
robert showed me that on his PC, he could do this:

1) start firefox with "always ask" enabled in the profile manager
2) while the profile manager was open, click on a link in tbird (he ran from the "run" menu)
3) you get the "bad browser window" with no bookmarks (and all the js errors)
4) close the bad window
5) select and start a profile
6) you'll get a new browser window loaded to the clicked link (from step 2).

he's asked me "what happens on mac in this case?"  I'll try and see when I get near my laptop.

he also figured out a way (on windows) to reproducibly crash the browser (similar to what brade saw with bug #295248)
> he's asked me "what happens on mac in this case?"  I'll try and see when I get
> near my laptop.

robert, sorry for the delay.

for my mac, debug 10.4.8 trunk build, it does not do what windows does.  I do not get the browser window with the uri from step 2.

as for a mac opt fx 2 release build, I crash (see attached report.)  this could be the same thing that brade saw with bug #295248
This only happens on OS X. I cannot reproduce it on Windows. 
Hardware: PC → All
Attached image Empty window
This is really an empty window.
Posting (and voting) to keep this alive. Still happening on FF 12.0, Mac OS 10.6.8, default theme. I do not experience crashes but if FF is launched by clicking a link from any external application when Profile Manager is set to ask which profile, after choosing profile the browser goes to default load page (in my case, blank). If Profile Manger is set to not ask, when FF is launched by clicking link in another app, the page does load.

Blessings upon any dev(s) who can fix this irritating choice between not using Profile Manager, or not having pages load upon launch.
Summary: if you open a link from outside of the app (e.g. in tbird, start->run) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears → [Mac] if you open a link from outside of the app (e.g. in tbird) while the profile manager dialog is up, an "empty" browser window appears
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.