User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 The layout of drop down lists in forms within a webpage show inconsistent behavior when reverting to default size from a larger display size. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to the webpage http://cgi.411web.com/homebound/v2/ 2. Navigate to any other link from this page 3. Increase the display size of that page to maximum using CTRL++ 4. Navigate back to http://cgi.411web.com/homebound/v2/ keeping that size 5. Now decrease the size using CTRL-- and observe the drop down lists and their layouts (refer attachments) Actual Results: Upon reverting to normal display size the drop down lists retain a larger (inconsistent) size whereas the other input fields and text shows normal behavior. (refer attachments) Expected Results: Upon returning to the normal display size, all the fields should also return to the normal sizes (consistent). Follow Up Tests --------------- 1. As a follow up test, I altered the display settings from Tools->Options->Fonts & Colors. Upon setting all the numeric options to maximum, and following the same navigation procedure of the webpages listed above, the same inconsistency is visible. 2. I also replicated the same procedure for webpages without input fields (just text) and in certain cases the test appeared smudged and overlapping. 3. Another inconsistency discovered while using the CTRL-- option was that after the display size decreases to the minimum, a further use of CTRL-- will increase the text size, which is an opposite action to what is intended by CTRL--. Importance of the bug --------------------- 1. Firefox claims "Simplified user interface" as one of its highlighting features (refer http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/why/), however an inconsistency in the layout (handling layouts) is in direct conflict with this statement. 2. Size manipulation of Firefox is certainly better than a few other browsers, however this added benefit leading to UI issue such as that of smudging text and inconsistency in handling certain input fields, is something that can be an integrity issue for the browser.
Created attachment 144708 [details] Example 1 This snapshot depicts what is indicated in the bug report (http://cgi.411web.com/homebound/v2/)
Created attachment 144709 [details] Example2 This snapshot is yet another example where the drop down lists are mishandled.
*** Bug 238581 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is a dup of bug 62384. One of your "followup tests" should have been filed separately from this bug, but it's a dup of bug 53995 anyway. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62384 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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