Background tab pane refresh makes foreground pane bounce



17 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Paul Mischler, Assigned: David Hyatt)


Windows 98

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17 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011
BuildID:    2001101117

When a page with a meta-refresh is loaded into a tabbed window and sent to the
back (another tab is the active pane), the spinning arrow icon and "Loading..."
text become too vertically tall for the tab (in the 'classic' skin at least.) 
When the tab bontents become too tall, the tab expands in height, causing the
bowser pane to "shift" down to accomadate the new tab height.  This can be very
annoying if the page in the backdrop refreshes quickly.

I have been able to duplicate this on Windows 98, and Windows NT (smae build),
but not on Linux. (Current 0.9.5 build)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new tab window.
2. Load a page into one tab that has a meta-refresh value of 10 seconds, and
reloads itself.
3. Make the other tab the foreground tab.
4.  Watch the page loaded in the foreground tab when the other page reloads.

Actual Results:  The page in the main tab "shifts" down a few pixels to
accomodate the new  tab height.

Expected Results:  The page in the main window should not shift at all.  It
should maintain its current size when the tab displays the spinning arrow icon
and the "Loading..." text.

Put this code into the file "thisfile.html".  Use it as the page for the
background refresher.

<meta http-equiv=Refresh content="8;url=thisfile.html"><meta http-equiv=Pragma
<title>Test Page</title>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000">
<p>Just some stupid holder text.  Watch me bounce on the refresh!</P>

Comment 1

17 years ago
This does not appear in the "Modern" theme on Windows 98 or NT.  This may want
to be re-assigned to the "Classic" themes developer. Or themes in general.  I'll
leave that up to someone else to determine.

Comment 2

17 years ago
I'm going to reassign this to themes.
Component: Tabbed Browser → Themes

Comment 3

16 years ago
Paul can you still see the problem in a current Mozilla build ?

Comment 4

16 years ago
Appears to be fixed in 2002041711. (1.0 RC 1, Win 98)
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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