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Re: weird firefox crash with suspected 'popups'.



On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 15:55:18 +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:

> Every now and then I do a refresh (at least I think I'm refresh) of a
> page in Firefox and it opens the current page in a new window, without
> any of the usual page trimmings (like navigation, bookmarks, etc).  Much
> like a javascript window.open would do with just the bare necessities.
> 
> When I close this unexpected window, firefox crashes, wiping out all
> firefox windows.  However, a couple of times I've noticed small firefox
> windows behind this window that I know I haven't opened and that look
> suspiciously like what I would imagine would be in a pop-up window if I
> saw one (I only use filefox, so any pop-ups are rare to say the least).
> 
> I've seen this a couple of times and I'm wondering if anyone can confirm
> that they've seen something similar too.  To be honest, I wouldn't feel
> comfortable filing a bug on this without something to substantiate the
> crash.  I don't get a bug-buddy pop-up on crash, so I don't really have
> anything to give to developers other than what I've said above.

I've hit this a couple of times.  The last occurred several days ago at
bugzilla.redhat.com (coming back from searching to enter a bug).  I
finally downloaded the debuginfo for firefox for when it happens again.
I see this only every couple of weeks. Thankfully, Firefox can restore
itself.

	-Paul


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