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Bug 83976 - quotes in window titles not handled in saved session
Summary: quotes in window titles not handled in saved session
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-10 17:32 UTC by bcboy
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 14:05:47 UTC

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Description bcboy 2003-02-10 17:32:36 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Metacity hangs on start-up if there were quotes in a window title in
the previous session.

Exact behavior may depend on the title, since metacity attempts to
interpret it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start galeon
2.Go to
3.Search for "file too large" (including quotes)
4. Exit gnome session
5. Log in.     

Actual Results:  Session start-up froze on metacity. Switching back to console,
it had spit up a warning about a bad "file" attribute in this line:

<window id="117f000001000104486417700000021040000" class="galeon_browser"
name="Galeon" title="Google Search: "ssh file too large" - Galeon" role=""
type="normal" stacking="2">

Editing the file under ~/.metacity/sessions to remove the quotes allowed the
session to start normally.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-11 14:05:47 UTC
Fixed now.

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