Confusing message on starting private browsing

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Post Posted June 26th, 2015, 3:32 am

When I open a new private browsing window (By going to File>New>Private Window) I get the following message


As you can see it seems to say two contradictory things - at the top it says I am in a private window, then it goes on to say I am not in a private window. Clicking "Open a new private window" at the bottom just leads to a new window with the same message.

The actual private window works as it should, but this message is confusing and contradictory

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Post Posted June 26th, 2015, 7:04 am

This is how it behaves in Win 7 now.
Apologies mods. removed image and links.
Hope the gif isn't too big for those with constricted bandwidth.

EDIT: Can't reproduce OP's problem in Win 7. Private Browsing window opens without confusing detail, runs as true
Private Browsing and closes normally.
Last edited by NanM on June 26th, 2015, 2:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.


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Post Posted June 26th, 2015, 7:28 am

Restart in Safe Mode.
Verify that it is now correct.
Figure out which extension of yours is interfering.
(And wonder if it hasn't broken Private Browsing entirely?)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted June 27th, 2015, 2:13 am

rn10950 has reported the same problem with 2.35. But only on an existing profile. On a new profile it all works properly. I suspect a extension problem. Can poppy10 list the active extensions in his profile? And please confirm the SeaMonkey version number 2.33.1 ?


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Post Posted June 27th, 2015, 8:51 am

I have figured out the source of the problem. Theme developers must now include aboutPrivateBrowsing.css in the chrome/communicator/ directory of their extension. I have filed a bug for this: bug 1178008

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