Bug 110483 - Panel incorrectly displays "starting web browser" icon
Summary: Panel incorrectly displays "starting web browser" icon
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: htmlview (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-19 22:24 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-08-13 11:27:13 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-11-19 22:24:14 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5)
Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.6.1 StumbleUpon/1.87

Description of problem:
I use htmlview everywhere so that the correct browser is launched
every time. I use Mozilla firebird.

Firebird, doesn't like being loaded more than once - it asks me to
select a profile. I can't select the same profile as another running
version of firebird.
To get around this, I point htmlview at htmlview-cheat, which does this:

# Load url in new tab
$FB -remote 'openURL('$@', new-tab)' || $FB $URL &

This works perfectly, apart from when I click the icon that links to
htmlview in the panel.
When I do this, a new tab opens (as it should), and another icon
appears telling me "Starting web browser".

This shouldn't happen.

It seems that the launch icons on the panel cannot handle applications
that are already running.

Comment 1 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-02-26 13:34:39 UTC
Does this happen with FC 1 also?

Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-02-27 17:50:52 UTC
This is a bug with htmlview itself. It has StartupWMClass=Mozilla in
the .desktop file.

You shouldn't use StartupWMClass unless you're guaranteed a newly
mapped window with that wmclass every time the launcher is clicked. See:


for more details

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2004-08-13 11:27:13 UTC
htmlview is now deprecated. Closing.

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