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K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: norio1
Date: March 19, 2009 11:07PM

K-Meleon 1.5.2 will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
To replicate this problem:
1) Open more than one instance of K-M.
2) Use one to download a file, creating a directory in the "Save As" dialogue box.
3) Attempt to change the name of the directory while K-M is still open. It is not possible until all instances are closed.

This behavior does not occur in Mozilla 1.7.13 or in Firefox 3.06. Haven't tried it with SeaMonkey.

I didn't file a bug because the cause appears to be similar to what causes #1033 ("Cannot remove directory which was used for file download") or #1090 ("USB storage device can not 'stop safely' after saving a file to it from K-Meleon."). Should I file a bug?
Thanks,
Norio

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: kko
Date: March 20, 2009 01:19AM

No, it's all the same bug.

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: caktus
Date: March 21, 2009 01:46AM

No problem here.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: norio1
Date: March 15, 2010 11:29PM

Bump.

This bug (1033) has been around for 1 and a half years and it's still not fixed. I have confirmed that it still occurs with K-Meleon version 1.5.4. I can reproduce this bug on several computers here, including Dells, HPs and Lenovos, all running XP SP3.

When I download a file using K-Meleon and create a directory, and then use Process Explorer (gives me GUI interface for Handle), I confirm that K-Meleon has a handle open for the directory I created. When I attempt to modify the name, I get an error indicating "Cannot rename <directory name>: It is being used by another person or program. Close any program that might be using the file and try again." This message also occurs if I try to delete the directory.

This bug is a real problem. I do a lot of research using browsers and the internet, and often have several instances of a browser running at any one time, each with several tabs. It is a pain in the butt to have to close all the K-Meleon sessions so I can modify a file or directory name. Do you have any idea of when this bug might be addressed? Please? This bug is the only thing that keeps me using Opera instead.
Thanks!

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: siria
Date: March 16, 2010 01:43AM

Sorry I know way too little about such stuff, and if it's a Mozilla bug there's probably not much to do about in KM. But if it gives you so much problems, have you ever tried a workaround? Still bothersome, but suppose less than closing and reopening new sessions. You need somewhere a real tiny file to download (zip?), and set e.g. a hotlink or a bookmark (with nickname) to that link. Then every time you need to rename something, click the hotlink/button/mouse gesture/bookmark-nick and download that pseudo-file first, to another location of course. Could be a matter of a few seconds, and I suppose the new download path could be set automatically by a macro, since there are lots of "download" prefs in "about:config". But seeing their number, and yet more in Mozilla prefs ( http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries ), perhaps it would already suffice to change one of those prefs?? Someone sure knows, just who tongue sticking out smiley

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: norio1
Date: March 16, 2010 02:01AM

Hi,
Thanks for the response. I'm assuming it's not a Mozilla bug since I couldn't replicate it in Mozilla or Firefox. Also thanks for the information--yeah I can come up with a workaround. In fact, I can close the handle using Process Explorer, and then I am able to change the name of the file and/or directory. And since I always have Process Explorer running, it's relatively easy. But I would really like to be able to recommend this browswer to others as an alternative to the bloatware otherwise known as IE or FF, and I can't until this is fixed, especially to other people who aren't as used to working around issues. But you're right, for myself I can ignore it, and continue using it--thanks for the reality check. smiling smiley

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: siria
Date: March 16, 2010 02:38AM

Hmm, okay, but FF has a newer gecko engine. Have you tried KM16a3? smiling smiley It's not finished yet, but who knows...

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/bugs/viewbug.php?bugid=1033
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dorian
2008-08-27 10:15:07
Only happen when you're an administrator
Happen in mfcembed -> flagged as mozilla bug
Should be tested with seamonkey


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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: norio1
Date: March 16, 2010 03:56AM

Hi, you're way ahead of me--that was my next stop. The same thing happens in the latest version of K-M 1.6 which I just downloaded a few minutes ago. Process Explorer shows an open handle for the directory created by K-M, and I can't modify or delete the directory until I close all instances. I just downloaded SeaMonkey and was not able to replicate the problem in version 2.0.3. And it happens in any account--Administrator, Power User, User, and happens on FAT32 and NTFS disks. I have a Win2k system at home, and I'm pretty sure it happens there too. Thanks for your help!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2010 04:01AM by norio1.

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: siria
Date: March 16, 2010 04:43AM

GRMPF... Pity! :-/
By the way I don't have that problem (on 98se grinning smiley)

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Re: K-M will not allow me to change the name of a directory it creates until all instances of K-M are closed.
Posted by: norio1
Date: March 16, 2010 04:51AM

win98se LOL! Well, at least it's SE!
Thanks for trying and for your help. I can live with it. cool smiley

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