When a tab has finished loading, the Mozilla window raises to the front and steals focus. Steps to reproduce: 1) Make sure Edit|Preferences|Open new tabs in background is unchecked (otherwise nothing bad happens) 2) Load any web page, right click on a link and select "open link in new tab" 3) Put some other window in front of Mozilla (an xterm for example) observed behavior: when the page in the tab finishes loading, Mozilla raises in front of the xterm window and steals focus expected behavior: Mozilla remains in the background and the xterm keeps focus. I'm using Moz 1.1b 20020722; Mozilla 1.1alpha did not exhibit that behavior.
I can't reproduce this on linux 2002080508 branch but believe to have seen this on older builds. Could you try a new nigthly from: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/nightly/latest Thank's for testing mozilla.
I see this on Linux 1.0 branch 2002080507. Mozilla raises to foreground, but does *not* get focus, unlike the original description says. I have been seeing this for some time now. In fact, I described it in Bug 158001, which is related to this bug (the window which autoraised to foreground keeps getting Ctrl+Mouse Wheel events even after another Mozilla window has been brought to foreground). Re Additional Comment #1: Is there indeed a Linux 2002080508 branch build ? As I say, I have 2002080507, which is just an hour earlier.
Confirming based on comments. I'm not sure whether the component is correct, please reassign if wrong.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Oops, I must correct slightly the statements in Additional Comment #2. The window which autoraises to foreground does in fact get focus (it gets keyboard and mouse events), only the window decoration stays gray (I am using WindowMaker).
In reply to Comment #1: I got a newer version (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1b) Gecko/20020806, build ID 2002080614). The bug is still there: mozilla raises to front when the tab finishes loading. This does not occur when opening in the same window or in a new window, only when opening to new tab. New findings: I'd like to append my remarks: with this newer build I have not been able to observe the stealing of focus. Testing back witht the older one, I was not able to reproduce this either. This is probably my mistake, I must have had the mouse in the area where Mozilla emerged and focus-follows-mouse must have given it focus. Also, further experimentation has shown that the raising only happens if Mozilla does not have focus. Everything goes fine if Moz has focus (i.e, it stays under whichever windows cover it). Everything is also fine if another Mozilla window has focus (i.e. load new tab in (lower) mozilla window 1, move focus to mozilla window2 - no window raises to front). It is only when the focus is moved to another application that the Mozilla window raises to front when the new tab is loaded. Hope that helps
I tried this again with Mozilla 1.5b (the about box says "&brandShortName; 1.5b Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827"... weird) and I could not reproduce the bug anymore. Is this fixed? Does anyone still see the incorrect behavior?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Can't reproduce either. Marking WorksForMe.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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