Closed Bug 918681 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago
-new-instance flag doesn't work on Windows
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0 (Beta/Release) Build ID: 20130911042038 Steps to reproduce: Open Firefox or Thunderbird, then launch from the command line firefox.exe/thunderbird.exe -new-instance -P Actual results: On Linux you will get the ProfileManager running. On Windows the flag has no effect. Expected results: On Windows too you should get the ProfileManager running. Note that at the contrary the -no-remote flag works as expected in all OS. Verified both on 17 and 24 versions
Are you sure this flag exists? I don't see it on http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments There is new-window but no -new-instance.
(In reply to Loic from comment #2) > Are you sure this flag exists? I don't see it on > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments > > There is new-window but no -new-instance. That page is not updated. See http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsAppRunner.cpp#1339 and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=716110 Anyway if I've found now that this bug is a duplicate of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=855899
I wasn't aware of that. Well, closed as dupe.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 855899
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