[etoys-notify] [JIRA] Commented: (SQ-595) Firefox quits whenever a squeak plugin tab is closed.

Jerome Peace (JIRA) tracker at squeakland.org
Mon Aug 9 19:40:59 EDT 2010


    [ http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-595?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=39371#action_39371 ] 

Jerome Peace commented on SQ-595:
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As of August 2010 this issue has become moot.

Firefox is now up to version 3.6.8 even on my old Ubuntu 8.04 system.

Tabs in the version close as expected. This no longer quits the browser.

So this issue can be closed.

> Firefox quits whenever a squeak plugin tab is closed.
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SQ-595
>                 URL: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-595
>             Project: squeakland
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: etoys-plugin
>            Reporter: Jerome Peace
>
> For this one.
> In a Firefox 3.0.x browser launch a squeak plugin project in a separate tab.
> Problem:
> When the tab is closed the entire browser quits.
> When I first came across this problem I stopped playing with plugins. All my work in other tabs are gone with the quitting
> Once the plugin has been launched nothing will stop closing the tab from quitting the browser. You can even quit the squeak application in the browser. If you close the tab the browser will quit.
> Mitigations:
> 1) Apparently I can restart the browser and it will allow me to restore the last session. Unfortunately this brings back the tab with the squeak plugin. So your back to where you started. Closing the tab quits the browser.
> 2) (This is the excuse for writing the report). Apparently opening the project in a separate window (as opposed to tab) allows the project to be dismissed by closing that window with the close (x) box at the top right of the window. Then only the window closes and not any other windows that I may have open. Caution: Choosing to close the tab for the plugin still causes the browser to quit. Only by choosing the Window close button is disaster avoided.
> Analysis:
> Closing the plugin does not affect things. Closing the tab that contained the plugin quits the browser.
> Something in the html that launches the plugin is interacting with the tab feature to cause the browser to quit.
> The last time I mentioned this (mailing list) Bert mentioned that this had been fixed in a later version of Firefox.
> I haven't been able to confirm (or deny that) my Ubuntu 8.0.4 can't use Firefox 3.5.
> My reason for writing this is that there may be a way to modify the html to make a workaround. Since this is a tremendously annoying negative feature of the plugin a workaround may be a boon.
> Also I believe I have seen reports of the plugin having problems on Windows PCs. So one investigation might help with both problems.
> There should be a way to make the plugin sturdier and more resilient. 
> Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace

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