opener window gets restored (unmaximized) on focus by the new window



UI Design
15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Dino Cherian K, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

Save and Run the script given below. Then click on the link, so that a window
pops up. I have coded to bring the opener window to front if it is minimized or
is not visible, when the new poped-up window is closed.

When we close the new window, while the main window (opener) is in maximized
state, there is no problem. but if the opener is minimized, it is unminimized
but the new state is 'restored' and not 'maximized'. 

I agree that it is not making any annoyance but fixing it will make mozilla more
 professional. :)

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<script language=javascript>
function topLevelWindow()
    var w;
    for(w = window; w.parent != w; w = w.parent);
    return w;

var popUpWin = 0;
function popUpWindow(sURL, nWidth, nHeight, nLeft, nTop)
    if("undefined" == typeof nLeft)
        nLeft = (screen.width - nWidth) / 2;
    if('undefined' == typeof nTop)
        nTop = (screen.height - nHeight) / 2;
        if(!popUpWin.closed) popUpWin.close();
    popUpWin = open(sURL, 'popUpWin', 
    popUpWin.opener = topLevelWindow();;
<a href="javascript:popUpWindow('', 400, 300)">click here</a><br>

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Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save and Run the script given earlier in the 'Details' entry.
2. Maximize the window.
3. Then click on the link that apears on the page, so that a window pops up.
4. Now minimize the main window (opener).
5. Close the new poped-up window.

Actual Results:  
The opener poped up but got 'restored'. 

Expected Results:  
The opener window should come back to the previous state, i.e., to the maximized

Comment 1

15 years ago
Not a JavaScript Engine issue. Not sure of correct component;
reassigning to XP Apps:GUI Features for further triage -
Assignee: rogerl → blakeross
Component: JavaScript Engine → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: pschwartau → paw


15 years ago
Summary: opener window gets restored on focus by the new window → opener window gets restored (unmaximized) on focus by the new window

Comment 2

14 years ago
Reassigning obsolete bugs to their respective Seamonkey owners (i.e. nobody). 
If you want this fixed for Firefox, change the Product and Component accordingly
and reassign back to me.
Assignee: firefox → guifeatures
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite

Comment 3

13 years ago
Another way to reproduce this is to maximize the browser, then minimize it, then
double-click on an Internet Shortcut on the desktop.

Given that it has been over a year since Blake Ross asked for initiative from
the bug poster to alter the bug to specify it for Firefox if wanted fixed, and
nothing has happened, can either someone please follow through on this, or
should we create a separate bug report Firefox?

This is annoying behavior, and is still present in the latest Firefox trunk

Comment 4

13 years ago
This bug also applies, more importantly, to Firefox.  Create a bug report for
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Comment 7

13 years ago
This is still present.  Maximize a window, then minimize it.  Finally, open an external link that opens into a new tab.  Window pops back up in the un-maximized state.  

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051027 Firefox/1.6a1.  

Comment 8

12 years ago
Should a new bug be created that is firefox-specific?  This is still present in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060505 BonEcho/2.0a1.

Comment 9

10 years ago
Looks like this has been fixed without intervention into this bug report.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) Gecko/2007112505 Firefox/3.0a6pre ID:2007112505 or earlier.


10 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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