Thunderbird 3.1.2 is inconsistent in creating and setting user preference variables.

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

RESOLVED INVALID
8 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: mdigiorgi, Unassigned)

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({regression})

x86
Windows XP
regression

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 3.1.2 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100802)

Thunderbird 3.1.2 is inconsistent to previous versions and internally in creating and setting user preference variables via user.js and via the Config Editor.

Example:

Under Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 and prior, the following line in user.js:

user_pref("general.useragent.override", "");

creates a persistent variable in prefs.js and sets its value to null. The same line under Thunderbird 3.1.2 has no result in both the current instance and in prefs.js.

Using the interactive Config Editor for the same variable will create and set it for the current session but it does not persist via prefs.js.

Conversely, the line:

user_pref("general.koatl.override", "");

will create the new variable and set it persistently via prefs.js.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  
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The new variable is set per command and persists via a prefs.js entry. Alternatively, any and all new variables and their values should be recognized as session-only and maintained across sessions via user.js.
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Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.1
This WFM with other keys. can you disable themes and add-ons and see if it works better ?

What are the rights on your prefs.js file (ie can you write in that file ) ?
Keywords: regression
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Thank you. After further testing it appears the bug belongs to Mnenhy 0.8.3. I'll note it there.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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