Clicking a URL shortcut icon opens two instances of Firefox

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: iseldon, Assigned: rstrong)

Tracking

({regression, verified1.8.1.2})

unspecified
x86
Windows XP
regression, verified1.8.1.2
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
blocking1.8.1.2 +

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(Not tracked)

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(1 attachment, 2 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070128 BonEcho/2.0.0.2pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070210 BonEcho/2.0.0.2pre

If you click on a URL shortcut icon eg Google, Firefox will open two instances. The first instance is the webpage of the URL, the second window which now has focus on top of the first window is whatever you have Firefox set to open to at startup (in my case homepage).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on a URL shortcut icon.
2.
3.
Actual Results:  
Two instances of Firefox open. The first instance is the URL destination webpage form the shortcut, eg www.google.com. Another instance of Firefox opens(set to whatever is in Options>Main>Startup eg my home page) on top of first window and steals focus from first window. 

Expected Results:  
Only one instance of Firefox set to the URL specified in the shortcut icon should open.

This bug can be produced in Vista and XP. When I did a format of Vista, there was an error message stating "Windows cannot find http://www.google.com/. Make sure you typed the name correctly and start again." AND an instance of Firefox also opened at whatever it was set to start at (I set it to my homepage).
I did not see this bug in the Feb 2 nightly build but see it in the Feb 10 build.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070210 BonEcho/2.0.0.2pre
I can't reproduce this. Started from the command line with C:\........\...\........\branch\firefox\firefox.exe "www.google.com" and I see only Google. I also tried editing the shortcut in the Properties\Target field with the same result. 
Could you give additional steps?
OK, I see now what you mean:

- Drag a bookmark to your desktop
- Close the browser and double-click on the shortcut.
Component: File Handling → Startup and Profile System
QA Contact: file.handling → startup
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Hm, I see similar (but not quite the same) behaviour in July 2004 builds and maybe earlier.
Component: Startup and Profile System → OS Integration
QA Contact: startup → os.integration
Attachment #254780 - Attachment is obsolete: true
I can confirm this, this happens when you don`t use the profile manager. 

When you use the profile manager, the url from the shortcut is displayed on Firefox start, but you will crash when you use the profile manager. Filed Bug 370123 about this.
Created attachment 254866 [details] [diff] [review]
patch - revert to eseentially the old behavior
Assignee: nobody → robert.bugzilla
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #254866 - Flags: review?(sspitzer)
Jay, if we respin I'd like to get this in 2.0.0.2... otherwise 2.0.0.3. Thanks
Created attachment 254867 [details] [diff] [review]
patch - revert to essentially the old behavior
Attachment #254866 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #254867 - Flags: review?(sspitzer)
Attachment #254866 - Flags: review?(sspitzer)
Comment on attachment 254867 [details] [diff] [review]
patch - revert to essentially the old behavior

r=sspitzer, thanks robert
Attachment #254867 - Flags: review?(sspitzer) → review+
Checked in to trunk
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
reminder to robert:  please log a spin off trunk bug about opening up multiple files (and shortcuts) from the desktop into multiple tabs, unless one exists already.
(In reply to comment #11)
> reminder to robert:  please log a spin off trunk bug about opening up multiple
> files (and shortcuts) from the desktop into multiple tabs, unless one exists
> already.
Filed bug 370227
Requesting 1.8.1.3 though if we do a respin I'd like to get this for 1.8.1.2
Flags: blocking1.8.1.3?
Flags: blocking1.8.1.2?

Updated

12 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8.1.3?
Flags: blocking1.8.1.2?
Flags: blocking1.8.1.2+
Attachment #254867 - Flags: approval1.8.1.2?
Which bug is this a regression from?
Keywords: regression
bug 353089 fixed a hack that was covering up this bug.
Blocks: 353089, 369465
Comment on attachment 254867 [details] [diff] [review]
patch - revert to essentially the old behavior

approved for 1.8 branch, a=dveditz
Attachment #254867 - Flags: approval1.8.1.2? → approval1.8.1.2+
Checked in to MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH
Keywords: fixed1.8.1.2
To verify launch an url shortcut with the browser closed . See comment #2 for info on how to create an url shortcut.
verified fixed for 1.8.1.2 using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070215 BonEcho/2.0.0.2pre Mnenhy/0.7.5.0 ID:2007021503 and using the steps to reproduce from comment #0  -> only one instance of Firefox is opened when i use a shortcut icon
Keywords: fixed1.8.1.2 → verified1.8.1.2
verified fixed on the 1.8 branch using Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/2007021503 BonEcho/2.0.0.2pre. Clicking a URL shortcut from the desktop with Firefox closed launches one instance of the page, not two.

Comment 21

12 years ago
This bug still repro's on the 1.8.0 branch for vista.  

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.0.11) Gecko/20070312 Firefox/1.5.0.11

I still see two instances of the URL spawning Firefox browsers through Desktop launch and Start>Run launch.

Are there any plans to fix this in the 1.8.0 branch?  
(In reply to comment #21)
> Are there any plans to fix this in the 1.8.0 branch?  
No plans and 1.8.0.x will EOL in April.
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