When holding option key on launch, thunderbird should not start in safe mode

UNCONFIRMED
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Thunderbird
OS Integration
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: horvath.agoston, Unassigned)

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(Depends on: 1 bug)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091204 Thunderbird/3.0

When using hotkey mappers like quicksilver, option key is often used for
launching/activating apps. Thus, when I try to use the option key in a key
combo to launch firefox, it always starts in safe mode.

Really annoying! I can't use any other key for this, as command is used in applications already, and control is too far away from anything else on the apple wired keyboard.

Is it possible to add a '-no-safe-mode' flag to thunderbird, or some config option, to disable this feature? I never ever need it - I'm a fan of moving the config dir out of the way if it goes wrong.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start thunderbird from quicksilver, mapping its activation/launch to 'option' + 3, for example.
I would WONTFIX that I we need a simple way to start TB in Safe-mode.
Component: General → OS Integration
QA Contact: general → os-integration
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Comment 2

8 years ago
You can start thunderbird with -safe-mode to enter safe mode, like in any other OS. BUT, there is no such thing as '-no-safe-mode', so if this macos-only feature interferes with anything (like quicksilver - there are quite a lot of user complaints about it on the net, go google), there is no way for me to turn this off.

Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 539403

Comment 3

7 years ago
=> ENH and xref Bug 539403 comment 1.

mark, ludo, do you know where safe mode is headed with the pending removal of profile manager?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: When holding option key on launch, thunderbird starts in safe mode → When holding option key on launch, thunderbird should not start in safe mode
(In reply to comment #3)
> => ENH and xref Bug 539403 comment 1.
> 
> mark, ludo, do you know where safe mode is headed with the pending removal of
> profile manager?

Not related. You still want safe-mode to remove extensions and themes.

Comment 5

7 years ago
> You still want safe-mode to remove extensions and themes.

yes, of course.

what I mean is, how are they implementing the invocation of safe mode in the next iteration?
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