Restart triggers blank warning box, freezes browser




11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: jglassenberg, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-10-01])


(1 attachment)



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

After installing a new extension (I cannot remember which one, unfortunately) and selecting "restart," I encountered an empty dialogue box which I assume was supposed to contain a warning or error notice, freezing up the browser (preventing the restart and not allowing closure of the window)

A screenshot is attached, indicating which pages I was using.  Note that I was logged into Meebo at the time, which traditionally displays a warning whenever that tab is closed, encouraging users to officially disconnect from the Meebo site first.  It is possible that this was a site-specific problem, but a blank error box may be better handled.

I wish I could provide better details, and hope that this issue can be replicated and identified.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have a few tabs of Ajaxy services open (might want to especially try Meebo)
2.Try to install a new extension
3.Select restart after the extension is added
Actual Results:  
Blank error message and a frozen Firefox.

Expected Results:  
Browser window to shut down and re-open.  Perhaps encounter a brief delay for some dialogue boxes from certain sites (such as the Meebo warning).

Comment 1

11 years ago
Created attachment 324587 [details]
Screenshot of the empty dialogue


11 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 2

11 years ago
This appears to be an extension problem. Uninstall or disable your extensions one by one until the problem goes away.
Component: Error Console → General
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
QA Contact: error.console → general
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.9 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-10-01]
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 5

9 years ago
Sorry for the late reply on this one.  I haven't reproduced the issue in a while, but since I first encountered that bug I had to switch computers (hardware problems on my old computer), so I wouldn't even be able to debug on the original source and determine if any unique properties triggered this bug.  We can consider it closed if no one else encountered this in the past 2 years.
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