User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 Note: A) You can middle-click in Mozilla, bring up a little up/down arrow icon and scroll up or down ased on how you move the mouse. B) Sometimes errors pop up. A common one for me is "The operation timed out when attempting to contact ads.foo.com." If you are scrolling with A, and B happens, you cannot control the scrolling until B is taken care of. If you are already scrolling, say, to read a page from top to bottom, and an error pops up--all errors MUST be taken care of before you can change the state of A scrolling. Thus, scrolling will continue whether you want it to or not, when an error occurs. This seemed like the type of bug no one else would report, but as Firebird evolves, it will be best to get rid of the many small annoynaces like this that can add up to a less impressive browsing experience. This same problem may also apply to doing other things in Firebird that a popup error probably shouldn't interrupt. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Middle-scroll (middle-click and move the mouse down or up) 2. Go to a webpage that will have a server timeout. This can be faked by blackholing an image server or something in your firewall, and visiting a page that uses it. 3. I wanted to say "PROFIT!!!" here, but that's probably been done to death. :) Actual Results: Have to remove all arror message dialogue boxes to change the state of this scrolling. Expected Results: Middle-clicking in the window should stop scrolling. Perhaps such scrolling should be fully enabled, regardless of error messages. It would also be nice to disable those annoying popup errors, but that's for another report.
> 3. I wanted to say "PROFIT!!!" here, but that's probably been done to death. :) Correct. See http://www.squarefree.com/archives/000254.html. > Expected Results: Middle-clicking in the window should stop scrolling. That would be hard to implement, because Mozilla uses OS features for dialog modality. See bug 123913, bug 59314. (I think it would make more sense to stop scrolling immediately when the dialog appears, even if your solution were feasible, because dialogs usually appear in the middle of what you're looking at). > This seemed like the type of bug no one else would report Actually, this is a dup of bug 203878. I'll admit to using your heuristic (skip reporting bugs if I think it's likely that other people have reported them), but it's always good to search. I've read bug 203878 before, and I've changed its summary, so I have an unfair advantage in searching for it. I found it again by searching for "ALL scroll dialog,modal". "scroll dialog" would have worked too. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 203878 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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