[tor-bugs] #4789 [- Select a component]: Firefox is already running -error message

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Tue Dec 27 12:41:23 UTC 2011

#4789: Firefox is already running -error message
 Reporter:  prantasa2             |          Owner:                               
     Type:  enhancement           |         Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal                |      Milestone:  TorBrowserBundle 2.2.x-stable
Component:  - Select a component  |        Version:                               
 Keywords:                        |         Parent:                               
   Points:                        |   Actualpoints:                               
 I am using Tor Browser bundle, which I had to upgrade to latest version.
 When I start to run Tor Browser Vidalia Control -screen opens up ok, but
 then I get error message "Firefox is already running, but is not
 responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing
 Firefox process, or restart your system."

 I am running Windows 7, and Tor Browser was extracted to "Program files
 (x86)"-folder. This is apparently linked to file attributes, Win 7 seems
 to mark all files as "read only" in Program files -folder. I managed to
 get rid of the error message by extracting Tor to a regular folder

 This might be a good hint to add to the installation instructions.

  - Pekka

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4789>
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