Dialog window disappeared (Hidden behind browser main window)



17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: tiger.feng, Assigned: samir_bugzilla)



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17 years ago
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the Mozilla browser window, maximize it, then File->OpenFile to open an
dialog window.
2. Move the mouse focus to the browser window by clicking the area outside
dialog window, then the dialog window will be hidden by the browser window.

Expected Result:
The dialog window should always be in front of the browser window.
(Just as it runs on Windows)

Comment 1

17 years ago
This only happens on Solaris (CDE), but runs OK on windows.
It works not so bad on Gnome, only not like a modal dialog, which means although
the dialog window is always on top, you still can change focus to the main
browser window by clicking outside the dialog area.

Comment 2

17 years ago
Similar: bug 100492
Please always include build ID in bug-reports.

Comment 3

17 years ago
->XP Apps
Assignee: Matti → sgehani
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps
QA Contact: asa → paw

Comment 4

17 years ago
Build info is like:

Test Environment:
SunOS grandslam 5.8 Generic_108528-14 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R

Build Information:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020719 Netscape/7.0 

I am a green-hand in hacking with mozilla, sorry and thx.

Comment 5

17 years ago
seems like gtk_window_set_transient_for () doesn't work at solaris. 

Comment 6

17 years ago
I found that although we XSetTransientForHint for the dialog window, it won't
work as we suppose on solaris. Furthermore, being tested on CDE, most
application on solaris allows the dialog (event modal which grabs the pointer)
to hide behind the main window, for example, terminal, mail and so on. Gvim
which works well at linux will freeze after you hide one of its modal dialog.
The only exception I found is starOffice. I don't know if it is a feature or bug
of solaris window manager or if we can configur it somewhere. We need to consult
some expert on solaris.

Comment 7

17 years ago
And I found most of the applications on Solaris go this way.
For example, start the Text Editor and them File->Open, then the OpenFile window
can be overlayed by the main window. (Maybe this is not a true modal dialog, but
some other modal dialogs as gvim have the similar problem).
So this is probably not a mozilla bug.

Comment 8

17 years ago
It may be a bug of window manager, if so, accordingly bugs should filed against

Comment 9

16 years ago
I'm going to resolve this INVALID. From the past comments, this sounds like a
window manager issue.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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