dialogs behind Account Settings dialog instead of in front



Account Manager
3 years ago
10 months ago


(Reporter: Nick Levinson, Unassigned)


31 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
Build ID: 20150603135023

Expected results:

While setting up for the first time for an existing Yahoo email account, clicking some buttons produced dialogs but the dialogs came behind, not in front of, the current dialog with the buttons, and thus couldn't entirely be read even after dragging windows around. Thunderbird menu > New Message > Existing Mail Account... > Mail Account Setup > (without password or remembering password) Continue (button) > POP3 (radio option) & Manual config (button) > Advanced config (button) (replication may require creating a new account not at example.com or similar):

Account Settings > Composition & Addressing > Global Composing Preferences...

Account Settings > Composition & Addressing > Global Addressing Preferences...

Account Settings > Junk Settings > Global Junk Preferences...

Account Settings > Return Receipts > Global Preferences...

Account Settings > Security > View Certificates

Account Settings > Security > Security Devices

However, when not using the Thunderbird menu but instead using Accounts > View settings for this account, the same buttons in Account Settings worked properly, invoking dialogs and placing them in front of Account Settings.

Vaguely related are bug 204474, bug 311614, and bug 578017.

Comment 1

3 years ago
Version for above (by original reporter) is 31.7.0.

Comment 2

3 years ago
I have not confirmed this particular issue, but I have noticed similar behavior when .topmostMsgWindow is used for the dialog, rather than a passed-in message window.


3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Account Manager
Does this reproduce in version 45?
Flags: needinfo?(bmurali5128)
Flags: needinfo?(Nick_Levinson)

Comment 4

a year ago
Replication requires another online account so it can be set up in Thunderbird and I'm not ready to do that with my other email account. It probably can't be replicated with @example.com. Perhaps someone else has an email account with which they can replicate.
Flags: needinfo?(Nick_Levinson)

Comment 5

10 months ago
I have only one Yahoo account and I'm seriously thinking of moving away from Yahoo.  Can I test with gmail instead?  (Again, sorry for the late reaction)
Flags: needinfo?(bmurali5128)

Comment 6

10 months ago
actually we probably need someone on linux to test it. Andre?

Comment 7

10 months ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #6)
> actually we probably need someone on linux to test it. Andre?

I do not use Thunderbird.
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