Popup blocking's beep seems like a bug




16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: Donovan Warren, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)



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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

Often, when I am in a web page that can be backed up from, and I go back using
CMD-LEFT_ARROW to do so, Mozilla loads the previous page, and causes a system
beep at the same time.

This behavior SEEMS to happen most often when I am at the end of the list (i.e.,
there is no place to which I can go "forward" short of clicking a link or the
like). It does not seem to happen nearly as often when in the middle of the list.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click through a series of links. (Say, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ then
click "College Basketball" then click a story)
2.Using CMD-LEFT_ARROW to go back, back up to the most recent previous page
3.listen for the system beep

Actual Results:  
I hear the System Beep (on my machine, it's ChuToy)

Expected Results:  
I don't think it should be beeping! Nothing is going wrong (I don't think!)

This is Mac OS X, 10.2.3 (build 6G30).

Comment 1

16 years ago
Hm. Interestingly, if I get this behavior, then clicking on the "Forward" button
in the toolbar, but NOT the CMD-RIGHT_ARROW shortcut, also causes a system beep.

If I click the "Back" button, but don't use CMD-LEFT_ARROW to go back, it
doesn't beep.

If I have found a page on which it beeps, it always beeps.

Try this combination:
Click "College Basketball"
Click "Cal's Shipp sailing toward scoring title"
then try back with keyboard.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Do you have popup blocking on? It might be the sound notification for a popup
being swallowed. Check your prefs.

Comment 3

16 years ago
That indeed was the culprit.


_I_ did not enable this pref. I have had popup blocking enabled ever since I
heard about it. I _just_ upgraded from Mozilla 1.2.1 to 1.3b. I did NOT have
this setting enabled before (I don't recall that it was available before, but
that may be because I had it deselected and didn't worry about it).

If this is a new pref item, and is enabled by default (perhaps, only if popup
blocking was enabled prior to upgrading?), that's probably the WrongThing(tm) to do.

If this is not a new pref item, then it was somehow re-enabled without user
input, and that is absolutely the WrongThing(tm) to do.

My other preferences and settings seem to be the same, so I don't believe it's
either a botched upgrade (how botched can drag-and-drop of one file be?) or a
bug in Moz for general upgrading.

Changed component to Preferences to account for this information.
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → Preferences

Comment 4

16 years ago
Agreed :) I and others started have gone through this same tribulation. We even
started trying to debug it.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192768 ***
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Component: Preferences → Security: General
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Summary: Using the "go back" shortcut CMD-LEFT_ARROW goes back, triggers system beep → Popup blocking's beep seems like a bug
v dup.
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