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From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.06 (Macintosh; I; PPC, Nav) BuildID: 2000061411 When you choose Edit-Preferences from a New Message/Compose window, it will appear, and the left pane (where you choose which type of preferences you want to edit) works fine. However, the right pane is totally blank (gray), no matter what you choose in the left pane. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open Mozilla 2.Choose File-New-New Message 3.When the New Message window loads, choose Edit-Preferences. Actual Results: The Preferences dialog appears, but the right pane is completely blank, no matter what you choose in the left pane. Expected Results: Mozilla should have displayed a normal Preferences dialog.
Same with commercial build jun22. Launch new message window from mail window doesn't yet have access to Preferences (always disabled). Launch new message from browser does exhibit this problem.
QA Contact: lchiang → laurel
Appears to be available on Mac only. Linux, NT both don't have the preferences item available in New Message window, even when launched from browser.
Check your prefs.js in your profile and remove the line that says: user_pref("nglayout.widget.gfxscrollbars", false); if it exists. (If it is there, it means you are using native scrollbars; this is not being maintained -- see, e.g., bug 43434). If that line exists, and by removing it you recover the prefs panel, then mark this as a duplicate of bug 43434.
laurel - can you try this? I think this may not belong to ducarroz so we may need to reassign pending your results.
That line is NOT in my prefs.js, and I know that I am using gfx scrollbars.
No, that line is not present in prefs.js and the problem still persists. Now, just to reiterate, the prefs dialog is fine when called from other windows. It's only a problem from the new message compose when launched from the browser... Just to be clear.
Hmmm... in jun23 commercial build you can no longer access preferences in a new message compose window which was launched from browser. Another moving target.
nominating original bug for beta3 and adding to release notes. Is there another bug on the preferences not being accessible from the compose window?
Keywords: nsbeta3, relnote2
Target Milestone: --- → M18
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
+ per mail triage
FYI -- aug03 beta2 build you CAN access prefs from compose window (launched from either browser window or mail window). If you do so, Netscape hangs, must force quit. Verified on nbaca's mac, too.
looks like something is wrong with the mail compose pref pane. If you set the focus into the message body and then select preference, it open the editor prefs instead of the mail compose one and in this case, the application doesn't hang. By the way, the fact that we open the editor prefs while you are in the body could be a bug but I prefere to say that's a feature :-)
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3+] → [nsbeta3+] Fix in hand
Severity: minor → critical
Priority: P3 → P1
Fixed and checked in.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [nsbeta3+] Fix in hand → [nsbeta3+]
OK using aug15 commercial m18 build, mac OS 9.0 Prefs dialog draws fine/completely when accessed from a compose window in browser or mail window.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
removing mail2 keyword.
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