Closed Bug 131758 Opened 22 years ago Closed 14 years ago
Tooltips overlap the Dock when moused over
(Core :: XUL, defect)
(Reporter: moz-bugzilla, Unassigned)
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020310 BuildID: 2002031005 If the Dock is locked to the bottom of the desktop and you have a relatively tall browser window open (e.g., maximized), mousing over the window's widgets at the bottom (composer, mail, SSL lock, etc.) with Tooltips enabled and the Dock displayed will show the Tooltips overlayed on top of the Dock. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Enable Tooltips in the Preferences. 2. Open and resize a browser window so that its bottom edge would overlap with the region reserved for the Dock. 3. Make sure the Dock is being displayed (either by turning off auto-hide or bringing up the Dock). 4. With the Dock still being displayed, mouse over one of the icons at the bottom of the browser window (e.g., the SSL lock). Actual Results: The Tooltip is displayed on top of the Dock. Expected Results: Tooltips should never be displayed on the Dock, even if the mouse pointer is currently positioned over a Mozilla widget through the Dock.
21 years ago
Looks to me like tooltips show above the area reserved for the Dock, not over it - except that if the Moz window is actually positioned *behind* the Dock, and you mouseover the Dock, Moz thinks you're mousing over Moz buttons, and shows tooltips, which it shouldn't do. Also, if your Dock has magnification on, then the Dock will take up more vertical space than is normally reserved for it; tooltips may be displayed on top of the Dock in this case. Making tooltips not appear if the mouse is within the area currently being occupied by the Dock (not just the space normally reserved for the Dock, since the Dock can change size quite a bit) would fix this. Note that tooltips should still work if the item being moused over is at the bottom of the screen in the vertical space reserved for the Dock, but not actually being covered up by the Dock (for example, if you move a window down so the status bar is behind the Dock, but the buttons on the left of the status bar are beside the Dock, not behind it). That was probably somewhat incoherent; sorry.
Confirmed using FizzillaCFM/2002041712 (RC1). Tried the same thing in IE: enabled Tooltips and moused over the Home button, resulting in a Tooltip. Moved the IE window down so the Home button was underneath the Dock, and no Tooltip was shown. Perhaps there's a Tooltip Service in OS X that can be used to automatically determine whether or not it's appropriate to actually show it?
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
21 years ago
What is worse: Mozilla puts tooltips on a higher stacking order than everything else in the os. When Mozilla loses focus, a tooltip will persist above the current application. This is annoying and distracting because the tooltip that was generated by mozilla has nothing to do with the current application. When you the dock on a side (left or right), you will notice the problem much more. Here's how I reproduce the situation: 1) use a left dock with dock hiding on. 2) put a text editor application icon in the upper part of the dock. 3) launch your text editor. 3) go to dhtmlkitchen.com (note: this bug is not url-specific) 4) position the window so that the cuttingboard is aligned with your text-editor icon in the dock. (from step 2) 5) move the mouse quickly across the cuttingboard to the text-editor icon. When the dock pops out, click the text-editor icon. Result: 7/10 times, the tooltip will appear above the text editor (BBEdit). Clicking the tooltip will draw focus to mozilla and the tooltip will eventually die. "...Looks to me like tooltips show above the area reserved for the Dock, not over it..." The words "over" and "above" can be confusing in this matter. Better to use the terms "stacking order," "in front of," and "behind."
16 years ago
stefan, do you see this? I suspect both commentors are gone.
Assignee: hyatt → nobody
QA Contact: shrir → xptoolkit.xul
16 years ago
Yeah, I see this on a recent seamonkey trunk build. I moved the browser window so parts of it was under the dock, when I then hovered over the dock I got a tooltip from seamonkey.
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL → XUL
QA Contact: xptoolkit.xul → xptoolkit.widgets
14 years ago
The tooltips open because Gecko thinks the mouse is still over our window. Bug 300904 has a little less noise (shorter comments), so duping there.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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