Start with new empty profile. In the preferences->helperapplications there is only one entry for text/html. Add a new type and enter the values Postscript ps application/postscript /usr/X11R6/bin/ghostview then press OK and you can se the new entry next to text/html. Now edit the new entry and change the path to something else. Press OK. And now the entry has disappeared. Even if I don't change the entry so that it doesn't disappear, when I add entries for both postscript and PDF I can not get it to work. It's simply very broken. This is on build 2001020712, on a Linux Redhat 6.2 system.
I saw the same with 2001-02-07-06/SuSE-x86-Linux-7.1b6.
This is prefs front end (and probably a duplicate)
Assignee: dveditz → matt
Component: Preferences: Backend → Preferences
shrir, you see this? if so, should mscott or bill get it?
QA Contact: sairuh → shrir
confirming. and i see this on winNT and Mac -> all. not sure if this is the result of an existing bug [shrir?]... also, i noticed that i cannot edit the Application field of an existing helper app [same as this bug? another one?] --clicking OK in the edit dialog doesn't dismiss it [reminiscent of an older bug], but after hitting cancel to dismiss the edit dialog, then bringing it up again reveals that the Application field is suddenly empty. hrm. tentatively handing to mscott --punt as needed. :)
Assignee: matt → mscott
Severity: normal → major
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
probably related to the changed paul checked in tuesday night. re-assigning.
Assignee: mscott → pchen
noticed that this also occurs when changing the Handled By radiobutton choice. resummarizing. another thing i noticed --pls lemme know if this is the same bug: i create a new helper app entry *without* specifying a MIME Type, it'll appear as a blank listing. then i edit it, and give it a MIME Type --after i click OK in the edit dialog, *another* entry is added to the list, along with the blank one. [this might be an existing bug, but i cannot recall its number offhand... lemme know if i should file this. thx!]
Summary: edit mime types totaly broken. Entry disappears → mimetype entry disappears after editing Handled By
If I edit a helper app entry and hit enter, even if I don't make any changes, the entry dissappears (2001020909/Linux).
*** Bug 68362 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 25070 [details] [diff] [review] move deletion of old mapping, also delete mapping we're going to override
Just attached proposed fix. For some reason, the prefs code is adding a helper app mapping with a null mime type. That's why the mapping disappears, we delete the old version, then the new version is added, which is bogus. Sigh. Moving the deletion higher up in the code seems to help, but I'm kinda weary of this solution. Would like more testing. While I'm here, also fix case where you change the mimetype to override another mapping, need to delete the one you're about to override before you save the new one. In other words, you have a pref for "application/ps" and "application/pdf". You edit the mimetype of application/ps to application/pdf. After putting up the warning dialog, we wouldn't delete the current application/pdf pref before saving the pref you're editing.
can we get this checked into the branch as well. a=asa
Whiteboard: would like for mozilla 0.8
How about an r= first? /be
r=alecf this was on the xpapp's group's "top 10 annoying features" so adding the "dogfood" keyword
*** Bug 68124 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 68708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Checked into trunk and mozilla0.8 branch. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if there were still issues with editing.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Thisi is working fine on the trunk 0219 (win,mac, linux). Also verified on the 0215 moz 0.8 builds on win/mac/linux. Sairuh, I see the issue that you mentioned in 'Comments From sairuh (se) 2001-02-08 13:33 '. Pls file a bug for that.Thanks! Marknig this bug verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
okay, shrir, i filed bug 69708 for the blank entry issue.
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