Although typing in a URL from the File|Open dialog works fine, if i click on the select file button and try to open a local file (i tried to open a bookmark file) the file doesn't load, the default homepage loads instead (www.mozillazine.com). Steps: 1. Click File|Open to get to Open Location dialog 2. Click on Select File... button to get to Open File dialog 3. Choose any file and click on Open button 4. The file should be opened in the window (or a new window if the box is checked in the Open Location dialog) BUT it opens www.mozillazine.org instead. This occurred on the following machines/builds: MAC OS 8.5.1 with build 1999062110 Win 98 with build 1999062108 Linux with build 1999062108
marking as a dupe of 8733. although it's slightly different, it's the same net problem with the same exact dialog. bug 8733 reflects the current behavior however. Is it possible File | Open was broken twice in two succesive days? (This first and then 8733) *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8733 ***
As the QA Contact on this bug, I'm going to take it upon myself to reopen this bug. Here's why: 8618: File | Open allows you to select a file, but that file isn't opened 8733: File | Open - the Select button is nonfunctional If the two bugs can be traced to the same underlying problem in the code base, would the assigned engineer for this bug please mark one as a duplicate? Thanks.
Though these bugs seem like different symptoms of the same bug, and this may indeed be one fix to resolve both. But they are two different testcase....so I agree. Leave this one open! don, correct eng to fix?
Hm. Actually, the problem is not well described in this bug. Using the 1999602408 build under NT, here's what's happening: - Select File | Open - Click the Choose File… button - The Open Location dialog is displayed. [Note: it is not modal, but should be; additionally, the title is incorrect. I believe there are other bugs that deal with these issues.] - Use the file picker to select a file, then click Open. - When you do this, you should be returned to the Open Location dialog. However, what happens is wrong: the browser spawns a new window. Currently, it would seem that the only way to open a local file is by typing in the path to the file. On Windows, for example, if you copy a HTML file to the root directory of your C: drive, you can open it by doing this: - Select File | Open - Type "c:\foo.html" - Press Enter If this is done, foo.html correctly opens in the current window. [If you choose to open the file in a new window, a new window is spawned, but it loads nothing. I believe that bug, too, is filed elsewhere in Bugzilla.] Based on this information, I'm changing the summary of this bug. Ideally, it would be "Using file picker to open local file doesn't return to Select File dialog and spawns new window with default page" but that's way too long. :)
*** Bug 8896 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bill, is this our bug?
OK, I'm treating this bug as per cpratt's most recent "summary." File-picker limitations restrict our ability to get a file name and put it back in the "Open file or location..." dialog. This is covered (as stated) in other bugs. The current implementation is the best that could (can?) be done at the time (open the selected local file in a new window). I do see the selected file opened (at least on my Windows build). I will verify that it works on Mac also. So I don't think (pending test on mac) that there's any unique bug here. Just duplication of the other file-open one(s). So after verification on the Mac, I will close this as a dup of bug #9582.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9582 ***