From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010801 BuildID: 2001080104 Bookmarks do not save properly in multiple instances of Mozilla, particularly on multiple desktops. With two open browsers, even on the same desktop, a page that is bookmarked in one browser window will not appear in the bookmarks of the other window. After you close all instances of Mozilla, the bookmarks that are available at the next execution are the bookmarks of only one of the previous instances. This bug is a major impediment to online research as I never know whether any of my bookmarks will or will not be saved when I am using more than one browser, as one always does in research. I appreciate the work of whoever addresses this, and I am willing to test any nightly builds that come out which attempt to resolve it. Thank you for your time. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Mozilla on desktop 1 and wait for page to load 2. Open Mozilla on desktop 2 and wait for page to load 3. Go to www.heiroglyphics.com on desktop 1 and bookmark the site 4. Switch to desktop 2 and see that www.heiroglyphics.com has not been saved in the Mozilla on desktop 2. Go to www.mozilla.org on desktop 2 and bookmark the site 6. Go to desktop 1 and see that www.mozilla.org has not been saved in the Mozilla on desktop 1 7. Go to desktop 3 and open Mozilla 8. See that the bookmarks tab displays www.mozilla.org, the bookmarks from the browser that most recently added a bookmark, but not www.heiroglyphics.com from desktop 1 9. Quit (or close, it is indifferent with respect to this bug) Mozilla on desktop 3. 10. Go to desktop 1 and view www.anarchistfaq.org with the Mozilla browser already open to www.heiroglyphics.com 11. When the page has finished loading, bookmark www.anarchistfaq.org 12. Go to desktop 3 and open Mozilla 13. See that the bookmarks tab displays www.heiroglyphics.com and www.anarchistfaq.org, the bookmarks from the browser that most recently added a bookmark, but not www.mozilla.org from desktop 2, even though the last time you opened a browser on this desktop it inherited the bookmarks from desktop 2 Actual Results: I nested the results in the previous section ("Steps to Reproduce") because there were several results necessary to demonstrate the specific nature of the bug. The bug is also repeatable with multiple instances of Mozilla on the same desktop. If more than one browser window is already open, the browsers will behave the same way as if they were on seperate desktops. They will inherit no bookmarks from one another and when a new browser window is open it will inherit its bookmarks from the previously open instance that most recently added another bookmark. Expected Results: When a page is bookmarked (or deleted/renamed/moved in bookmarks) in Mozilla it should automatically appear in the bookmarks of all instances of Mozilla on all desktops. I am classifying this bug as normal severity because while bookmarking errors to some are minor, it is a major hindrance to those doing online research and there is no easy workaround because using only one browser window is a very significant inconvenience.
This is a duplicate of the bug about the fact that it's possible to run two separate instances of Mozilla with the same profile at all on Unix. We should have a lock file like NS 4.x does. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76431 ***
thanks boris. VERIFIED Dupe