with minefield not running, ctl click on an .html file opens minefield but the selected file does not open

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Toolkit
Startup and Profile System
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major
9 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Ron Sidell, Unassigned)

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Mac OS X
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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20090822 Minefield/3.7a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20090822 Minefield/3.7a1pre

MacOsX <ctl>click on file fails

with minefield not running,
ctl click on an .html file opens minefield but the selected page does not open
instead, the default start/home page appears.
If minefield is running, ctl-click wrks as expected

about minefield
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20090822 Minefield/3.7a1pre

About this Mac:
Mac OS X 10.5.8
Processor: 2.33 Hz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 3GB 667 MHz DR2 SDRAM
Startup Disk: Macintosh HD, 21.8 GB free on drive


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure minefield is not running, and that minefield is set to not open last used web page

2. in Mac Finder, "<ctl>click" or "right-click" on any file with an html extension,  i.e. somefile.html

3. select "Open With" and pick minefield.app (or just pick "Open" if minefield is the default opener application.

4. minefield will start up, but will display the default home page. In my case, that url is: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/minefield/

5. if minefield is already running, and I repeat step 2 above, the desired html file opens and is displayed.

6. if minefield is the default application to open .html files at step 2, then step three is skipped and the error at step 4 occurs imediately.
Actual Results:  
Minefield should launch and then display the contents of the html file.

Expected Results:  
Minefield launched but only displayed the page set as the home page in the Preferences/General/ShowMyHomePage field.

Minefield should have launched and then displayed the contents of the html file.

Comment 1

8 years ago
I can confirm this for "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20091226 Minefield/3.7a1pre".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 521699
Severity: normal → major
Hardware: x86 → All

Updated

8 years ago
No longer blocks: 521699

Comment 2

8 years ago
Should we pass the -url in this case? Perhaps related to http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1117dee0e0ef?
Component: General → Startup and Profile System
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → startup
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 3

8 years ago
Actually, I could be wrong about comment #2. But IIRC that patch never went in to 1.9.1 and since it works fine there I just figured it could be related.

Comment 4

8 years ago
fwiw, Tomcat tells me that he also see this with  Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.3a1pre) Gecko/20091227 Minefield/3.7a1pre

Comment 5

8 years ago
I get sligtly different results when doing the STR in comment #0 with a Minefield trunk build (10.5.8, intel) - the file loads in a new window, but I also get my home page in a new, second, window.

Updated

8 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 538684

Comment 7

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> I get sligtly different results when doing the STR in comment #0 with a
> Minefield trunk build (10.5.8, intel) - the file loads in a new window, but I
> also get my home page in a new, second, window.

And that is bug 531552.

Comment 8

8 years ago
Karsten & Ron,

The files you tried with, do they have space(s) in the filename or in the path?

Comment 9

8 years ago
I don't think this is an issue anymore, because I suspect that the files you tried to open had space(s) in the filename(s) (and that is fixed on trunk).
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