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New Tab Browser in Nightly Builds

Thursday September 27th, 2001

Doron Rosenberg writes: "New nightlies now have a tabbed browsing feature! Hit ctrl-t to open new tabs. His Hyattness recently checked it in, and has fixed most of the bugs over the past few days. Please file any bugs to the XPToolkit component.

Also, Dan Parent from OEone noticed that typing chrome://messenger/content/messenger.xul in a tab loads mailnews into the tab! Same with Chatzilla (chrome://chatzilla/content/chatzilla.xul )."


#42 Re: This is Wonderful, but it is crash-prone

by rickst29 <rickstockton@acer-access.com>

Saturday September 29th, 2001 8:08 PM

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I also feel that this is an impressive "killer" feature which should be supported. However, I can consistently crash my Win32 nightly build of 2001092603:

Open two tabs to the same site (for example, right here in the mozillazine forums). Put one tab on a reply, and the other tab on a first-level parent message. Then close the parent message tab. Immediately click the link (near the top of the remaining tabbed page) to "Return to Top of Thread".

This directs the remaining tab to reload the exact content of the just-closed tab. I suspect that Mozilla attempts to reload some data from a a memory location which has just been released in the tab closing/cleanup process. Access Violation.

If my guess is correct then this is a simple problem, easy to diagnose and avoid. I'm still pleading to KEEP the feature!