browser window position and view settings are not saved

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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SeaMonkey
UI Design
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
17 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Graeme Humphries, Assigned: Dan M)

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PowerPC
Mac System 9.x

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Description

17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010629
BuildID:    2001062823

After opening a new browser window, resizing it, and disabling the "My Sidebar"
and "Personal Toolbar" options using the View menu, none of these changes are
saved, even if the resized window is closed or the browser is quit.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open new browser window.
2. Resize, and change view preferences.
3. Close browser window.
4. Open new browser window.

Actual Results:  None of the changes made to the first browser window were
saved, the new browser window was the size of the original window when it was
first opened, IE a very small window in the top-left corner of the screen, with
half of its horizontal page-display space taken up by the toolbar.

Expected Results:  The new window should have opened with the size, location and
view settings that the first window was set to before it was closed.

This problem was also in the .91 build. As well, I tried deleting the Mozilla
and Netscape registries, and the Netscape Users folder in the System
Folder:Preferences folder, to make sure that it wasn't corrupted preferences of
some sort causing this, but the problem was still there after restarting the
browser.

Comment 1

17 years ago
WFM on Linux 2001063006
I confirm this having occurred once in Mozilla 0.9.1 / Solaris.
It worked again after deleting the localstore.rdf file in the .mozilla directory
(unfortunately I did not keep a backup for further investigation)
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Comment 3

17 years ago
I've confirmed in my setup that moving/deleting the localstore.rdf
 file from the /[startup drive]/Users/Shared
Documents/Mozilla/Users50/[username] folder does fix this behavior, so it must
be cause by entries in that file from old versions of Mozilla.

If someone is interested in analyzing this problem, I've archived a copy of my
localstore.rdf which was causing the problem, and can provide it if you e-mail me.

Comment 4

17 years ago
could you attach the file to this bug? (feel free to read it to verify there's 
nothing you don't want us to see, the file shouldn't store anything of that 
nature)
URL: any
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Comment 5

17 years ago
Here's my localstore.rdf which was causing the problem:
--

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF
     xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
     xmlns:NS2="http://home.netscape.com/WEB-rdf#"
     xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
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<RDF:li>http://www.match.com/quicksearch/displayprofile.htm?AssociateId=224479&amp;ProfileId=ax{%12{hw&amp;TheirProfileId=2491385&amp;Sid=1167275</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.google.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.losurs.org</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.linux.com/howto/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.cs.usask.ca/classes/330/t2/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.cs.usask.ca/classes/330/t2/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.cs.usask.ca/classes/330/t2/assignments/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.nuklearpower.com/comic/010.htm</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.bonrop.net/webcrap/pika.html</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.cs.usask.ca/classes/220/t2/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.debian.org</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.platinumgrit.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://demoni.ca/pics/themes/compleX/columnback.png</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.host-direct.com/users/bjensen/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.amiallyourbaseornot.com/?pic=CIFC</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.canada.trader.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.autotrader.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.autotrader.ca</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://demoni.ca/trader.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.sgi.com/tech/stl</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.debianhelp.org</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/transit/</RDF:li>
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<RDF:li>http://cgi.ca.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=1218777016</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>http://www.MediaGuide.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.gnu.org/manual/</RDF:li>
   
<RDF:li>http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=566827966</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>gnu.org/manual/</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.techtronics.ca</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.top-logix.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>silvercube.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.tracker-tracker.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/~schlimme/newton/ngp/index.shtml</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.planetnewton.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>dreamcast.ign.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.logicware.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>daily-radar.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.robs-world.de/tmp/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.idsoftware.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.blizzard.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.adcritic.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.toshiba.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.pwrsrc.net/~hellsh0k</RDF:li>
   
<RDF:li>http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/US/Macintosh/Networking-Communications/Comm_Toolbox/</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.asstr.org</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.host-direct.com/users/bjensen/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.host-direct.com/users/bjenson/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.mchawking.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.teletoon.com</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://demoni.ca/pics/themes/CardasianPlate/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>www.hotbot.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>www.ibm.com</RDF:li>
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    <RDF:li>http://www.kissmyfreckledassbye.com/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.cs.usask.ca/classes/330/</RDF:li>
    <RDF:li>http://www.cs.usask.ca/classes/330/t2/assignments/</RDF:li>
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    <NC:child>http://home.pacbell.net/livnxxl/Hotline.html</NC:child>
    <NC:child>http://slashdot.org/</NC:child>
    <NC:child>www.mozillazine.com</NC:child>
    <NC:child>http://www.reallifecomics.com/</NC:child>
    <NC:child>http://www.printerpart.com/</NC:child>
   
<NC:child>http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/&gt;http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/</NC:child>
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    <NC:child>http://www.sluggy.com/</NC:child>
    <NC:child>www.dragon-tails.com</NC:child>
    <NC:child>www.php.net</NC:child>
    <NC:child>http://www.php.net/</NC:child>
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    <NC:child>www.php.net/manual/</NC:child>
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Comment 6

17 years ago
->XPApps for evaluation.
Assignee: asa → pchen
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
->danm and claudius, for window behavior.
Assignee: pchen → danm
QA Contact: sairuh → claudius
Today this occured to me again on 2001072910/Solaris. Taking a closer look at
the localstore.rdf I noticed that for some reason, Mozilla inserted a character
(0x11) between a link and </RDF:li>. Now Mozilla will complain:

XML Error in file
'file:///home/c/chithanh/.mozilla/chithanh/5l7pmhnj.slt/localstore.rdf', Line
Number: 131, Col Number: 36, Description: not well-formed
Source Line:     <RDF:li>http://www.mozilla.org/</RDF:li>
                                               ^^ here Mozilla inserted char

and it will neither remember browser window position/size nor toolbar/sidebar
settings.

Created attachment 44367 [details]
minimal localstore.rdf that will cause the problem

Comment 10

16 years ago
This is a really annoying bug.  I'd like to see the window size and sidebar
state saved at least.  Confirmed on build 0.9.5.
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.8

Comment 11

16 years ago
Bug verified on Linux as well as the solution listed (delete the localstore.rdf
file).

Mozilla 0.9.5
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011013

If you would like my old localstore.rdf file (as an additional data point) let
me know and I will post it.

Thanks
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.8 → ---

Comment 12

16 years ago
I had asimilar problem with OSX 0.9.7 Build 200112106. I got rid of it by
removing my localstore.rdf file. Here is a copy of it. 

http://home.netscape.com/bookmark/6_2/startuppage.htmlhttp://www.belkin.comhttp://asu.info.apple.comhttp://www.hotmail.comhttp://cbs.marketwatch.com/http://www.apple.comhttps://www.notemanager.com/https://www.fpcu.org/http://www.epicware.com/Downloads/http://www.epicware.com/http://www.fpcu.org/http://www.mozilla.org/starthttp://ureg.netscape.com/iiop/UReg2/mailback/confirm_email_form?U2_CS=ISO-8859-1&U2_LA=en&U2_USERNAME=cede0&U2_COOKIE=_4_fccfdec11dd829b32556bb07acbff371bcd5a5c58d7840dcb13c7747fc2ebb8e_cede0&U2_EMAIL=marcus@earthlink.nethttp://www.quicken.comhttp://www.netscape.com/http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?siteid=mktw&dist=nwtpf&guid=%7BC310052E%2DBACE%2D465A%2DA692%2DD9B9E65768F7%7Dhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/present.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/jungle.cfmhttp://start.earthlink.net/http://dealmac.com/articles/29443.htmlhttps://www.mbnanetaccess.com/http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104707http://karina.indiporn.comhttp://www.sweetwheat.comhttp://www.quickcam.comhttp://www.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/quickcam/vc/mac/quickcam212.sit.hqxhttp://www.logitech.com/cf/index.cfmhttp://www.logitech.comhttp://www.forbes.com/membership/earthlinkSignup.jhtml?gotoURL=/portfolio/http://www.forbes.com/membership/editprofile.jhtmlhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/horoscope.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/santa_blitz.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/carolers.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/flash_shows/singing_holiday.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/funpages/christmas_wishes.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/oska/hot_gas.cfmhttp://www.madblast.com/view.cfm?display=725http://www.overstock.com/http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?siteid=mktw&dist=nwtwk&guid=%7BE77FD4E7%2D3B0D%2D4A09%2D8022%2D0082A074CF0D%7Dhttp://www.quadmation.com/http://www.discount-cigarettes.orghttp://www.discount-cigarettes.comhttp://www.senecasmokes.comhttp://www.e-commpromotions.net/http://www.e-commpromotions.net/dvd1/index3.htmlhttp://musicmatch.com/http://info.netscape.com/fwd/sidb_ns/http://search.netscape.com/search.psp?search=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsletter.musicmatch.com%2Fhttp://newsletter.musicmatch.com/rdr/http://www.walmart.comhttp://www.fool.com/retirement/retireeport/2001/retireeport010618.htmhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/http://www.primestar.com/http://www.mini-dish.com/http://www.directv.comhttp://www.directv.com.com/http://www.dishnetwork.comhttp://www.netflip.com/https://www.wamu.com/http://www.pink-post.com/http://www.macsolutions.comhttp://www.crazyfuckedupshit.net/http://board.to/kingstonhttp://www.stepwise.com/http://www.devshed.comhttp://www.apple.com/retail/waldenhttp://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hill/http://info.netscape.com/fwd/sidb_ns/http://search.netscape.com/cgi-bin/search?search=http%3A%2F%2Fpersonalpages.tds.net%2F%7Ebrian_hill%2F&charset=UTF-8http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hill/software/http://www.icab.dehttp://www.icab.comhttp://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/http://www.ramseeker.com/http://www.pricewatch.comhttp://www.mindspring.com/~joeshedlock/joe_shed.jpghttp://www.apple.com/macosxhttp://homepage.mac.com/rominar/monitor.htmlhttp://www.versiontracker.comhttp://www,versiontracker.comhttp://apple.excite.comhttp://www.macosxhints.comhttp://www.macosxhints.orghttp://www.osxhints.orghttp://www.osxhints.comhttp://www.apple-history.comhttp://www.whatis.comhttp://www.mozilla.orghttp://homepage.mac.com/clarkcox3/http://homepage.mac.com/clarkcox3/files/http://www.lexmark.comhttp://www.lexmark.nethttp://www.lesbianplay.comhttp://www.masosx.comhttp://www.wolfware.com/http://www.wclock.comhttp://www.tucows.comhttp://www.download.comhttp://www.eudora.com
(Assignee)

Comment 13

16 years ago
*** Bug 117946 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Depends on: 99236
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Assignee)

Comment 14

16 years ago
*** Bug 101579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(Assignee)

Comment 15

16 years ago
status on this bug:
This localstore.rdf exhibits the problem:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF
     xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
     xmlns:NS2="http://home.netscape.com/WEB-rdf#"
     xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
<RDF:Seq about="nc:urlbar-history">
<RDF:li>http://www.match.com/quicksearch/displayprofile.htm?AssociateId=224479&amp;ProfileId=ax{^R{hw&amp;TheirProfileId=2491385&amp;Sid=1167275</RDF:li>
</RDF:Seq>
</RDF:RDF>
where the "^R" sequence is actually the ascii chr(18). This is humphrig's
localstore from comment 5, distilled.

This localstore.rdf also exhibits the problem:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF:RDF xmlns:NS1="http://home.netscape.com/WEB-rdf#"
         xmlns:NC="http://home.netscape.com/NC-rdf#"
         xmlns:RDF="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
  <RDF:Seq about="nc:urlbar-history">
    <RDF:li>http://www.mozilla.org/^Q</RDF:li>
  </RDF:Seq>
</RDF:RDF>
similarly, the "^Q" sequence is actually the ascii chr(17). This is Chi-Thanh's
localstore from comment 9, distilled (and the problem is just as described in
comment 8).
Mark's localstore.rdf from comment 12 ... I'm not sure what to make of that. It
doesn't look like a localstore.rdf file.

But I think we have enough to see the pattern. Looks like the urlbar history
serializer occasionally inserts bad data, and this confuses the RDF parser
thoroughly enough to break localstore persistence.

Comment 16

16 years ago
This problem has started happening on newer linux builds too, as of 2002012321
and  several earlier.  My linux settings (no sidebar, no personal bar, mail
summary columns, window size) are no longer persistent.
(Assignee)

Comment 17

16 years ago
It seems that bug 99236 has been fixed, though no one's claiming credit. A
corrupt localstore.rdf is now just ignored and thrown away. Meaning, as far as
this bug goes, your window state will all be lost but at least it won't stay
lost. Reset it and it'll stick.

Fixing it in a friendlier way; losing just the one corrupt URL, for instance,
would be a lot nicer, of course. This is much harder because of the system's
modularity. We're just getting an error indication back from the XML parser:
"oops, malformed XML". This could reasonably be a(nother) enhancement bug: nicer
recovery from a partially corrupt localstore.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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