Seamonkey now won't load second(etc) window from QuickStart.

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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SeaMonkey
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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Donald Hoffman, Unassigned)

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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070111 SeaMonkey/1.1
Build Identifier: seamonkey/1.1 as released/installed yesterday 1/23/07 (or so)

I just noticed it this morning, but now if I click Seamonkey on my Quickstart-Bar (or in folder) it does not load / will not load if there is already a Seamonkey window. NOTHING happens except a brief disk-seek. I can still open an additional window from the <W>indow pull-down, but this is an MS-Like PITA. When I click Seamonkey.lnk, a new version of Seamonkey is supposed to start!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a Seamonkey window.  Cannot then open an additional Seamonkey Window
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Not even IE6/7 are this disobedient!
Actual Results:  
Nada. A brief disk-seek (preceded by the disk spinning up if it had timed-out)
And nothing further.

Expected Results:  
Each time I click <Seamonkey.Lnk> an additional window should open ... just like all other reasonable software.

Perhaps it is in Preferences, but I have not been able to find it in 30 minutes searching. And "Help" just responds "Not Found".

I consider this a BUG.... = M.S. "feature" ... which we don't need.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
Also some of my add-ons stopped working/disappeared when I installed version 1.1

Is this going to be like a Sony Recovery-Disk Set, where the only way to repair/replace a damaged Windoz or Sony component is to wipe and repartition/reload the HD to Original Factory Specs, after which it takes 6-12 months to download and reinstall all the Windoz and Sony updates/upgrades, not to mention all the commercial software which has to be re-registered (assuming it's possible to re-register) and trying to remember / figure out how I had had all of it configured so it would work together non-destructively (?)
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Comment 2

12 years ago
this bug report was/is expanded in report 368281, for which a temporary fix has been found. Preventing the resident portion of Seamonkey from loading provides a workaround and restores functionality. See that report for details.  The Registry must be edited for the fix to "take". My previous add-on's are still missing, but at least I can now load a second Seamonkey, and view HTML files without locking up or crashing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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