Tooltips show up over other windows




16 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Johan Dahl, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [adt3])



16 years ago
Tooltips from browser sometimes shows up above all windows even if Mozilla is in
the background.
Johan, what build are you using?
Assignee: asa → jaggernaut
Component: Browser-General → XP Toolkit/Widgets
QA Contact: doronr → jrgm

Comment 2

16 years ago
I was using the Mozilla 0.9.9 build. I should have downloaded a new one 
but 0.9.9. It doesn't occcur all the time.

Comment 3

16 years ago
I see this all platforms. Esp with commercial.
Internal folks see bug http://bugscape/show_bug.cgi?id=12501 for good test 
Severity: minor → major
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: nsbeta1
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All

Comment 4

16 years ago
PS,..I saw it 
Win32 2002-03-20-05 Trunk

Comment 5

16 years ago
nsbeta1- per Nav triage team
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.2alpha

Comment 6

16 years ago
Steps to reproduce: 
1. Launch Browser.
2. Open another app (like a dos prompt) and put it in front of (overlapping) 
the browser, just right of the reload button.
3. Hover the mouse over the reload button.

Observe: Reload Tooltip shows up thru other app.
Expected: Wshould hide tooltips when we are not the frontmost app.
Keywords: nsbeta1- → nsbeta1

Comment 7

16 years ago
Nav triage team: nsbeta1+/adt3
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1+
Whiteboard: [adt3]

Comment 8

16 years ago
Nav triage team: nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1+ → nsbeta1-

Comment 9

16 years ago
Triage Team: Other apps depend on this toolkit functionality.  (See bugscape 12501.)
Keywords: nsbeta1- → nsbeta1+

Comment 10

16 years ago
Duplicate of bug 49679.


16 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla1.2alpha → mozilla1.4beta

Comment 11

15 years ago
It is kinda a dupe, though bug 49679 seems to be dealing more with "Always On
Top" apps (where Mozilla or the reference app has focus), while this bug seems
to be dealing with Mozilla showing tooltips even when it doesn't have focus,
where other apps don't show tooltips, at least on Windows and Mac OS X.

Comment 12

15 years ago
Oh, and of course that in bug 49679 we want tooltips to show up, but on Windows
apparently not on top of the "Always On Top" app. On Mac we do want tooltips on
top of the "Always On Top" app. For this bug we don't want tooltips to show up.

Comment 13

13 years ago
*** Bug 311558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14

13 years ago
I'm using Firefox 1.5cr2 for OSX and I'm still seeing this bug.
Alternate steps to reproduce:
Have mailnews open, showing a folder/newsgroup with a truncated name.  Use the context menu to open that folder in a new window.  Ensure that the new mailnews window covers the old one so that the mouse is now above the new window.  Nudge the mouse slightly, and you get a tooltip from the old mailnews window.

Alternate-alternate steps to reproduce:
Have mailnews open, showing a folder/newsgroup with a truncated name.  Position another in-process window (e.g. browser, js console) so that it partially overlaps the truncated name; hover over this other window where the truncated name is, and a tooltip appears.

Comment 16

11 years ago
This is a little bit annoying in normal use, but it makes my Link Tooltip Greasemonkey script ( almost unusable.  Tooltips remain visible after changing to a different tab or window.

Comment 17

11 years ago
I should also have mentioned: What makes this so annoying is that the tooltip shows up even in other windows.  If I then hover over the tooltip, Firefox switches back to the window or tab that the tooltip belongs to.

Comment 18

10 years ago
tooltips totally busted, not working at all for folders for thunderbird 2008041203 vista - so can't test current trunk. comment 15 happens with version (20080227)
QA Contact: jrgmorrison → xptoolkit.widgets

Comment 19

10 years ago
still an issue for anyone?

Comment 20

10 years ago
is this a bug at all? happens with other gtk 2 apps too here on ubuntu intrepid.

Comment 21

10 years ago
seen once in the last week on vista. However, I'm not sure it's the same problem because until then I hadn't seen it in several months.


10 years ago
Assignee: jag → nobody

Comment 22

9 years ago
In Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, the tooltip appears when you hover over the window not in focus, but disappears when you leave the window.  So, is this a bug?


8 years ago
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