Closed Bug 542498 Opened 10 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Master Password Dialog should run on a separate thread to prevent constant hanging while trying to type the password and Thunderbird is still loading/indexing


(Thunderbird :: Security, defect, major)

Windows 7
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter:, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/532.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100111 Lightning/1.0b1 Thunderbird/3.0.1

When I open Thunderbird the first time in the day, the Master Password Dialog hangs violently while Thunderbird is loading and "determining which messages to index", preventing me from typing the password and giving me a sense of a non-multitasking environment.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup Master Password
2. Reboot the machine and run Thunderbird with a lot of (already read or not) e-mails in you inbox.
3. As soon as the Master Password dialog appears, try typing the password.
Actual Results:  
Constant interruption during password writing.

Expected Results:  
Run the Master Password Dialog on a separate thread, allowing the user to have a smooth experience while typing the Master Password.

This is just to enhance the end-user experience using Thunderbird. With todays multi-core computers and multi-tasking operating systems, no window should hang like this because of background processing.
Component: General → Security
QA Contact: general → thunderbird
benb cites this in bug 546027.  I'd suspect there are bugs to which this relates or might be duped to.
Severity: enhancement → normal
Björn, do you still see this problem when using a current version?  

i saw something like this a long time ago - but no more
Severity: normal → major
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-04-01]
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [closeme 2012-04-01]
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