Using 19990722 builds on win32, linux and mac ppc the Card - Edit view dialog is not modal. Because of this the user can open multiple cards or close the Address Book window/Address Picker window while a card is still openend. This can cause crashes and possible lost data. See bug 10291 for Address picker crash scenario. This crash also happens if done using the Address Book 1. Launch Messenger 2. Select Address Book from the Tasks menu 3. Select the Personal Address Book (have at least 3 cards in the Address Book) 4. Double-click on a card to open the card. 5. Click on the Address Book again to bring it up front or have focus. Result: you can get focus of another window or dialog or menu Expected: you can't get focus of another window or dialog or menu until you dismiss the opened card.
Waiting for 10255.
Bumping to M10, nothing I can do but wait for modal dialogs.
*** Bug 10291 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Modal dialogs landed a while ago, I turned on modal for the address book cards and this bug is fixed.
Using win32 build 19990901 M10, Mac and Linux builsd 19990831 this is not quite right yet. Reopening. This doesn't completely work the same across all platforms yet: When an Address book card is opened: 1. Mac is completely modal, no other windows can be brought to the front until the card is dismissed. 2. Linux is partially modal, other windows can be brought to the front but no actions can be done in any of them until the card is dismissed. 3. Win32 is marginally modal, only the Address Book is rendered not accesible while a card is opened. You can bring the Messenger window to the front, Click New Msg and open messages. This bug as stated in scenario only referred to the Address Book window but we don't have platform parity regarding this yet per results stated above. Reopening.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago → 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
The original bug here is fixed so marking resulution as fixed. The secondary issue from esther was one of platform parity with regard to how modal dialogs work on the three different platforms. Yesterday, German made the call that this is the way we should keep it. Sol agreed, and so we move on. We leave the modal dialogs working differently on each platform and in my opinion this is a testing headache because on the Windows platform we will have to make sure that duplicate copies of the same dialog are never brought to the front.
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