Dialog boxes can't be dismissed



16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Edward Elliott, Assigned: Matti)


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16 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020412 Debian/0.9.9-6

Many one-button informational dialogs that come up can not be dismissed (e.g.
when a text search fails).  Some two-button (Ok and Cancel) dialogs do it as
well, such as when prompted to overwrite a file.  I have seen this same bug on
my Debian Linux system (running strictly woody/testing dist on an Athlon) in all
versisince 0.9.4, up to and including 1.0.0 (don't know about before 0.9.4).  I
have used only the Debian packages for Mozilla; the current package contains
Mozilla build 20020412.

Reproducible : Always
1) Search a web page for some text not on that page.
2) A "Text Not Found" dialog with an Ok button appears and can't be dismissed.

1) Start a file download.
2) In the Save As dialog, choose a file that already exists.
3) A Confirm dialog box asking whether to overwrite the file appears and can't
be dismissed.

Actual Results:
Dialog can't be dismissed.  Focus can be changed to other Mozilla windows that
are already open, but Mozilla does not respond to further commands. 
Specifically: new windows can not be opened; the top menu bar and the
right-click mouse menu will not dropdown/appear; hotkey sequences such as Find,
Open Web Location, Open File do not function; currently open pages can not even
be scrolled, using either the scroll bar or a mouse wheel.  In short Mozilla
stops responding to all input.

Effectively Mozilla has crashed, even though the windows remain open Mozilla
must be killed and restarted

Expected Results:
Close the dialog box!

See bug 144999 for the same problem on FreeBSD systems.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Can you try a newer build?  I am not experiencing the described problems with
2002061708 (trunk build).  I remember doing text searches in 1.0.0 with no
problems, but cannot test a 1.0 build at the moment.

Also try creating a new profile and testing with that.

If you want to stick with 1.0, try a build from
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest-1.0/ (maybe latest-1.0.0)

(OT: if you want to try an unpackaged nightly, just grab an installer build and
tell it to install under your home directory--just be sure to create a new
profile for the nightly one; best back up your profile anyway, if you have
anything you want to keep in there)

Comment 2

16 years ago
This bug is invalid ! (Sorry !)
We accept only bugs from Mozilla.org build.
Debian and other have their own patches in mozilla.
Please report this at the debain bug database or test this with a mozilla.org
build and reopn this bug.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

16 years ago
I tested with a nightly build from latest-1.0 (20020618) and the problem does
not occur.  I will contact the Debian team to see if this is a bug they
introduced.  Thanks for your help.

Comment 4

16 years ago
thanks !

Btw: i should learn typing :-)

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Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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