When the Firefox .app bundle is launched by double-clicking (or with the 'open' command in Terminal), the Firefox binary is launched with a duplicate -foreground argument. This is assumed to cause the following error in the error console (Tools > Web Developer > Error Console): Timestamp: 1/9/13 2:49:37 PM Error: Warning: unrecognized command line flag -foreground Source File: file:///Users/Stephen/Documents/objdir-ff-release/dist/Nightly.app/Contents/MacOS/components/nsBrowserContentHandler.js Line: 775 It can be verified that -foreground is passed twice to the binary by running the following command in Terminal: ps -ax | grep firefox The output will look similar to: 17309 ?? 0:03.46 /Users/Stephen/Documents/objdir-ff-release/dist/Nightly.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -foreground -foreground 17316 ttys000 0:00.00 grep firefox
It turns out that manually launching the firefox binary with a single -foreground argument generates the same error in the error console. Should this argument be removed? I have yet to find the place where the .app bundle specifies the arguments for the firefox binary.
trying widget:Cocoa first, could be also Toolkit:Startup and profile system
Component: Untriaged → Widget: Cocoa
Product: Firefox → Core
Created attachment 8743660 [details] [diff] [review] Patch Suddenly remembered this while looking at |SetupMacCommandLine| tonight. Try run is underway.
Assignee: nobody → spohl.mozilla.bugs
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Comment on attachment 8743660 [details] [diff] [review] Patch Review of attachment 8743660 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- This avoids the duplicate "-foreground" argument.
Attachment #8743660 - Flags: review?(mstange)
Attachment #8743660 - Flags: review?(mstange) → review+
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/fx-team/rev/5f5b4ff17b1de061558edcccd2c9e15106359a46 Bug 828704: Avoid duplicate -foreground argument when launching Firefox on OSX. r=mstange
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
status-firefox48: --- → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla48
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