clicking on the bookmarks button makes the browser stop working



Bookmarks & History
16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Travis Ogdon, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0+) Gecko/20020512
BuildID:    2002051222

Clicking on the bookmarks menu steals (and freezes) the mouse, to the point
where I have to switch to a virtual terminal to do a "killall mozilla-bin."

There doesn't seem to be any way to get the mouse back (punching the mouse
and/or keyboard definitely don't work...). It worked up until roughly last

It sounds closest in description to bug 96504, but I'm not dragging anything,
just clicking.

As a workaround I suppose one could open the sidebar or top menu, since
bookmarks seem to still work in there, as does the personal toolbar folder. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the stupid Bookmarks button (the one just to the right of the Home
2. Cry. Because you've clicked on the fscking thing yet once again. I'm like the
dumb version of Pavlov's dog when it comes to this. 

Actual Results:  The browser locks up.
Expected Results:  Displayed the bookmarks...

I searched for bookmarks on recently reported, as well as in general. None of
them seem to match, which is odd because of the three people sitting within
earshot of my desk who use mozilla nightlies under linux all of us have been
bitching and moaning about this bug (and updating nightlies daily). 

Aparently we're too well trained to click on that all too convenient (and all
too broken) icon when we want to get at our bookmarks.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Ooooo pounding repeatedly in frustration on the ESC key seems to make it let go
of the mouse. 

In case it helps... the drag and drop gtk icon comes up (for no good reason,
since I'm not dragging anything), and the cursor turns into a something that
looks like this:


I'd love to take a screenshot, but like I said it grabs the mouse and won't let
go. I can't really switch windows in my WM without the mouse... alt-tab (I'm
using Enlightenment) traps the mouse in the window with the drag and drop icon
attached to it.

-- Travis

Comment 2

16 years ago
I would like to confirm this exact behaviour on Linux build 2002051310. This is
probably also a duplicate of bug 143785.

Comment 3

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 143031 ***
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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