User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040408 Firefox/0.8.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040408 Firefox/0.8.0+ I'm filing this is as a "Browser-General" bug, because I think it's more pervasive than just the bookmark problem that usually shows up first. In fact, I think it's related to Bug #227524, but that's just a gut feeling based on some of the symptoms. Here's what happens. After using Mozilla 1.7b (released and nightlies) or Firefox 0.8 (released or nightlies) for some period of time (from a few minutes to a few hours), several aspects of the Browser stop working. In Firefox, I first notice the problem when opening a new window and the Personal Toolbar is blank. In Mozilla, the Personal Toolbar is still displayed, but clicking on items doesn't cause anything to happen! Additionally, if a dialog "sheet" (MacOS X term for a drop-down dialog box that's associated with a given window (not a given application)) for something like Add Bookmark or Save Password pops up, it is impossible to dismiss the dialog sheet. (I can still Quit the application, though.) This happens EVERY time I run Mozilla or Firefox in MacOS X. I've reinstalled both apps and deleted profiles multiple times, to no avail. I did not have this problem w/ Mozilla 1.2.1 for MacOS Classic, nor with any Mozilla/Firefoxes on Windows, Solaris, or Linux. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: This happens EVERY time I run Mozilla or Firefox in MacOS X. Actual Results: Bookmarks broken; dialog "sheet" hangs. Expected Results: Bookmarks should work; dialog sheets should not hang.
Jim, Can you still reproduce this? With Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040525 Firefox/0.8.0+ I'm able to dismiss the bookmark sheet just fine.... with new windows my personal toolbar appears by the time my homepage renders...
I'm sorry I didn't respond to the question from "Riscky" back in May, but I didn't see his question until now (in Sept.). Anyway, yes, not only did the problem not go away in rev 0.8, but it's still there in the 1.0 Preview Release! I'm an avid supporter of Firefox on Windows, and I have to believe that it's working for many users in MacOS X, too, but this problem is a complete show-stopper for me. No one else has seen this? Dialog sheets work fine in other applications, I'm not sure why they start "freezing" in Firefox. Remember, the problem starts occuring after Firefox has been running for some time. Doesn't have to be a very long time, but it never seems to have this problem when it first launches. And, no, unfortunately, I can't correlate the behavior to any particular URLs or actions on my part (trust me - I've looked for some pattern). Any help?
Jim, When you add a bookmark cmd-d or via the menu with Firefox 1.0PR you can produce this? I just wonder because for me... bookmarks do not appear as a sheet. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10
In Firefox 0.8, Bookmarks were added using a dialog "sheet". In Firefox 1.0, I see that they are now added using a traditional dialog "box". It's a modal (?) box - you can move it around the screen. (Dialog sheets are a horrible invention, by the way, simply because they are non-modal (?) and often block the information you need!) In Firefox 1.0, I've re-created this bug with the "Do you want Safari to remember this password?" dialog sheet. I installed Firefox yesterday, and within a day this problem came up.
Jim, Could you supply a screen shot of the dialog when it fails? You don't receive the options of? "Never for this site" "No" "Yes"
I've attached a screenshot of the Add Bookmark dialog box hang. I hadn't seen the freeze with Add Bookmark hang with 1.0, and thought (hoped) that it had gone away. Obviously, my assumtion that it was tied to dialog sheets and not dialog boxes was wrong. Also, this screenshot shows the "blank Personal Toolbar" portion of this bug. Can you see how the section below all the icons is blank? That's supposed to be filled with bookmarks and bookmark folders. Just to confirm, this was a clean install of Firefox 1.0PR on a G4 1.25GHz (all previous preferences had been wiped out, to the best of ability and knowledge). I believe I first had this bug under OS X 10.3.2, but I'm now running 10.3.5. Any thoughts? I've said it before - I love Firefox on Windows, and I'm dying to be able to use on MacOS, too!
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050426 Firefox/1.0+ I don't think that I have ever seen anything that quite matches this. Maybe it might happen in a system with a small amount of physical memory. In view of the passage of time, is it likely that this report will result in any improvement to Firefox. It is probably WORKSFORME.
I have 768MB of RAM in a 1.25GHz G4 Mac. So, RAM's not the issue. This bug (and others) drove me to use Safari on the Mac. :-( I will try using Firefox exclusively for a few days, and see if it's still reproducible.
I haven't seen this after using Firefox 1.0.3 for a few days. Might as well mark it as fixed so the team can concentrate on real bugs (like Bug 241398).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
No specific bug / patch referenced as the fix. -> WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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