no context menu for items in xul (outliner) formatted listings (file, ftp)



17 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





17 years ago
tested using 2002.04.09 comm bits on linux rh7.2, win2k and mac 10.1.3. context
menus no longer appear for items (files, folders) in XUL listings (ftp:// or

0. to affect this mode for ftp, you'll need to turn on "XUL (tree-based)
directory listing format in the Debug > Networking pref panel.
1. go to an ftp site or view a local file listing.
2. right-click / attempt to bring up a context menu for a folder or file.

results: no context menu appears. get the following warning in the js console:

Warning: reference to undefined property this.onMetaDataItem
Source File: chrome://communicator/content/nsContextMenu.js
Line: 186


17 years ago
Blocks: 124762

Comment 1

17 years ago
Summary: no context menu for items in xul formatted listings (file, ftp) → no context menu for items in xul (outliner) formatted listings (file, ftp)

Comment 2

17 years ago
Confirmed Mozilla0.9.9/Linux.

This bug is important because you cannot copy the location of an FTP file (for
download acceleration, etc.).
Workaround for this problem: Start downloading and copy URL from the "saving
location" window.
The html view is the default for everything but file:///, and this bug is not
present in in that html view.

Comment 4

17 years ago
The XUL version is, or should be better, than the HTML version. XUL really is
better as a GUI :-)

Unfortunately not only the context menu (delete file, create/remove dir, etc) is
missing, but [sidenote] also stuff like a up-button (move up in the directory

Comment 5

15 years ago
Reassigning obsolete bugs to their respective Seamonkey owners (i.e. nobody). 
If you want this fixed for Firefox, change the Product and Component accordingly
and reassign back to me.
Assignee: firefox → guifeatures
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: pawyskoczka → guifeatures


10 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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