rightclicking a link pops up two menus instead of one



16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: H. Stokhorst, Assigned: asa)


Windows 95

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16 years ago
Rightclicking on a link often, though not always, pops up two menus. Already did
so in Mozilla 0.9.7 and probably earlier. One menu where it should and one more
identical menu a little higher and more to the left. The second incorrectly
displayed menu disappears almost immediately in 0.9.8
I couldn't find this major bug in bugzilla, which either means it only happens
in some configurations or the earlier reports need additional keywords.
build 2002 02 04 06, Windows 95, clean installation.

Comment 1

16 years ago
In what may be related, may be not: I visited the page mentioned above and goto
drop down 'Review Index' near the bottom of the page, leftclick on it the menu
appears as it shoud be. If you rightclick on an item the menu always pops up
pretty far away from where you want it, if you rightclick once more on another
item the menu pops up very briefly only at yet another weird place.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 72193 [details]
Screen shot confirming duplicate contexual menus

Using Mozilla 0.9.8 Build ID 2002020811 on a Win98 PC the duplicate right-click
contextual menu is easier to replicate with Mozilla having two or more
Navigator tabs open (but has and can be replicated with a single Navigator

Open Navigator Tabs:
 1.Bugzilla Helper - http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/bugzilla-helper.html
 2.Chemical Markup Language (CML) - http://www.xml-cml.org/
 3.Personal Home Page - (A couple of Absolute Positioned DIV's)

The duplicate seems to only appear only if the Navigator tab has been inactive
(out of focus) for a short period of time, after right clicking the document
select one of the contextual menu items.
(This also includes moving to another Mozilla Browser session altogether).

 A.Select inactive Navigator tab.
 B.Right click somewhere in the body of the document to initiate contextual
 C.Select either: (You may need to do this a couple of times)
  i.Reload (This is the greater of the three I've found)
  ii.Reload Frame
  iii.View Source

I'm new to this if I'm not suppose to step on someone else's bug in this manner
please let me know thought it was better than resubmitting it.

Comment 3

16 years ago
See this thing also with 2002040403 on Win95. Comment #2 is a good description.
But I think the problem is minor, cause the 2nd pop menu is only shortly flashing.

Comment 4

16 years ago
I just want to confirm the bug. I'm running on Win95 OSR2b, and Mozilla 0.9.9,
build 2002031104. I was previously using 0.9.6 and the problem did not exist there.

Also, it seems to have some relation to Bug 96645, which is about the COPY LINK
ADDRESS in the context menu being unreliable. It seems that it is more
unreliable when I've seen the double menu.

Comment 5

16 years ago
Is this the bug that the tooltip moves the menu? Hover over the above bug link
and you see a tooltip. Now right-click the link, move the mouse out and back
over the link until the tooltip reappears. Repeat and watch the menu move :-)

Comment 6

16 years ago
No, but it will be interesting to play with it.

Comment 7

16 years ago
This happens to me, too, on WinNT and with all(?) builds up to and including

Why isn't this bug NEW yet?  I just reported new bug 142097, which should
probably be marked as a dupe to this bug but only if this bug gets NEW status.

I agree with the comment that this is not a serious bug -- I haven't had any
*problem* because of it -- but it is disconcerting, makes Mozilla seem
unpolished, and (at least in the past) caused orphaned menu "chunks" to remain
on screen.
*** Bug 142097 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirming based on dup.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 10

16 years ago
These problems do not appear on Win 2K Moz 1.1 Alpha
can anyone repro this with new builds?

Comment 12

16 years ago
Hmmm, I've no problems at the moment with it. So it looks that the bug is gone
for me.

Comment 13

16 years ago
using build 2002-06-17 (trunk) on WinNT, I'm unable to reproduce it but, then
again, I never was able to do it on command.

I think the problem was caused by right-click dragging from the link to anywhere
else in the window.  I haven't seen the problem since I last reported it
(5-3-02) so it may be fixed.  It would sure feel better, though, if someone
could identify a checkin that could have affected this...
marking wfm. Please reopen if you can still see this on 1.0 or later
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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