Closed Bug 1470377 Opened 4 years ago Closed 5 months ago

Video context menu does not stay on screen and it pauses the video on Twitter


(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect, P3)



(firefox-esr52 wontfix, firefox-esr60 wontfix, firefox60 wontfix, firefox61 wontfix, firefox62 wontfix)

Tracking Status
firefox-esr52 --- wontfix
firefox-esr60 --- wontfix
firefox60 --- wontfix
firefox61 --- wontfix
firefox62 --- wontfix


(Reporter: bogdan_maris, Unassigned)




(Keywords: site-compat, webcompat:site-wait)


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[Affected versions]:
- Firefox 61.0build3
- Latest Nightly 62.0a1
- Firefox 52.9.0esr

[Affected platforms]:
- macOS 10.13
- Ubuntu 18.04 64bit

[Unaffected platforms]:
- Windows 10 64bit
- Windows 7 64bit

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Start Firefox
2. Visit any twitter page that has a video (eg:
3. Scroll down the page to a video
4. Start the video (if it does not start on focus) and right click on it

[Expected result]:
- Context menu opens and user can copy video address.

[Actual result]:
- Context menu does not stay on page, the user is unable to click Copy video address unless right click is kept pressed and hover over the button, then left click.

[Regression range]:
- This is not a recent regression since it reproduces back to 52.7esr and 57RC. Will investigate further to see if it's an old regression ASAP.

[Additional notes]:
- On Windows operating systems the video is paused on right click but the context menu does not disappear, which again I'm not sure if it's the right behaviour here.
- Chrome does not manifest either of these behaviours.
Here is a screencast showing the issue
Pretty sure that context menu is provided by twitter and not by us, so if anything I suspect this is a site issue on .
Keywords: site-compat
Component: Video/Audio Controls → Desktop
Product: Toolkit → Tech Evangelism
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [needsdiagnosis]
Hrm, I can't get a context menu in Firefox or Chrome, right-click just pauses for me.
On older builds e.g. Firefox 10, Firefox 20, Firefox 30 the video container is not displayed and from Firefox 40 to 45 it shows the following message error "We cannot play the video in this browser. Please try a different web browser".

On Firefox 45 the video container is shown but you can't play the video instead if right click on video container the context menu is shown and it doesn't stay.

Based on the above it doesn't seem to be a regression.
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility

See bug 1547409. Moving webcompat whiteboard tags to keywords.

Contacted twitter on their mailing-list

It seems that the issue is no longer reproducible, as following the steps to reproduce, I was able to trigger the option and use it to copy the address of a video in a separate tab:

Bogdan, can you confirm, please?

Tested with:

Browser / Version: Firefox Nightly 101.0a1 (2022-04-12) (64-bit)
Operating System: Windows 10 PRO x64

Flags: needinfo?(bogdan.maris)

(In reply to raul softvision from comment #7)

Bogdan, can you confirm, please?

Yes, I can confirm that this is no longer an issue using latest Firefox builds. I'll go ahead and close this bug as invalid.

Closed: 5 months ago
Flags: needinfo?(bogdan.maris)
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Thank you, Bogdan, for confirming.

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