Can close all browser windows and leave only preferences dialog



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: 13640887, Assigned: neil)


Windows Server 2003

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316

Preferences dialog is not modal. It is possible to close all other browser
windows while the preferences dialog still remains open.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the browser.
2. Edit | Preferences...
3. Close the browser window (possible since preferences dialog is not modal)

Actual Results:  
Browser windows close and only preferences dialog remains

Expected Results:  
Should not be able to close browser window if preferences dialog is open.

bug 206651 requests that the preferences dialog be made non-modal for Firefox.

A non-modal preference dialog could be useful (for example, copying proxy
addresses to the proxy configuration from the browser window), but one should
not be able to close the main browser window if the dialog is showing.
Nothing to do with modality.  The close handler should check that there are no
random windows hanging about.  It's not specific to prefs; you get the same
issues with page info, bookmarks, view source, download manager, etc.  Those
should none of them be modal.
Assignee: prefs → guifeatures
Component: Preferences → XP Apps: GUI Features
Summary: Preferences dialog is not modal → Can close all browser windows and leave only preferences dialog

Comment 2

15 years ago
I think this bug is pretty serious. For example, when doing something that
causes a dialog to be displayed (such as loading a secure page with some
unsecure content or submitting a form), you can close all browser windows before
the dialog actually pops up. So now you have a dialog window with no browser. Eek.
Severity: normal → major

Comment 3

15 years ago
erm, i can do this in ie too, why is this a problem?
Assignee: guifeatures →
Whiteboard: WONTFIXME

Comment 4

15 years ago
A typical Mozilla can summon preferences from the browser, editor, mail,
compose, inspector, there may be others, there's no way we can make preferences
dependent let alone modal.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID


15 years ago
Whiteboard: WONTFIXME
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite


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