Downloaded 0.9rc and then went to install Chatzilla. Hit "Install" in the resulting window, which then brings up the extensions manager window. This shows the install progress for the extension. The Close and Maximize buttons on the window are disabled; only the Minimize button can be clicked. As a work around, though, you can still type Cmd-W to close the window, but it will confuse users. Afterwards, if I go to Tools->Extensions menu, all three window buttons are enabled. So it only seems to be a problem when installing an extension.
I'm seeing this with the Themes manager with 0.9 on OS X as well - there's no way to close the Theme Manager window without closing the entire application.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616 Firefox/0.9 I see this on Linux with GTK 1.2 and the Sawfish window manager. There is no title bar at all, so the minimize, maximize, close buttons are missing. Control-w works close it though. The bug applies to both Extension and Theme managers. Also, the dialogs are modal so that I can't use the browser for anything else while a large theme is being downloaded. Perhaps this is the real issue here.
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13 years ago
Anyone have any ideas on this one? It's very odd to be forced to close the window with the keyboard. Definitely shouldn't be in a 1.0 release. (This is on Firefox 0.9.1 on OS X 10.3).
Another workaround is to already have the proper dialog open (via the Tools menu) before installing the new extension or theme. In Linux, anyway. Frankly, even having to use WM buttons to close dialogs is weird. They should have Close buttons.
(In reply to comment #5) > Another workaround is to already have the proper dialog open (via the Tools > menu) before installing the new extension or theme. In Linux, anyway. > > Frankly, even having to use WM buttons to close dialogs is weird. They should > have Close buttons. On OS X, if you have the proper dialog open, the window close button actually changes state (from enabled to disabled) after the extension is installed; right before your eyes. So whether it's opened before or not doesn't make a difference. Also, on the Mac, the WM close button is a pretty standard way to close windows, which is why I wish the find dialog had one, but that's Bug 162257
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Same behaviour for me in trunk dated 2004-07-27.
Asa and I saw this bug today on the Mac. I was using 20040802 Firefox/0.9.3. Ben mentioned this is also being seen on Windows, not just Linux and Mac. Can someone confirm?
When opening the Extensions window from Tools->Extensions, the window is opened with the options "chrome,dialog=no,resizable". When installing an extension, the function nsXPInstallManager::OpenProgressDialog() is called, which opens the Extensions window with the options "chrome,centerscreen,titlebar,resizable". If I make the following change, then the close box is properly enabled: - "chrome,centerscreen,titlebar,resizable", + "chrome,centerscreen,titlebar,dialog=no,resizable", However, I'm not familiar with this code and don't know if this is an appropriate change.
I really hate this bug; someone tell me the name of the xul file for this window so I can post a patch.
brade, not xul but cpp: http://lxr.mozilla.org/aviarybranch/source/xpinstall/src/nsXPInstallManager.cpp#498
Brade, see comment #10. Is that the correct change to make?
I was hoping for the actual xul file name since I wanted to find the other places (via lxr) that also open this xul file. It opens fine except when installing extensions. If all the use the same flags, I'll be happy. :-) p.s. Comment 10 may be the correct fix; I would expect to see "close" in the list but if that is the same as elsewhere it's fine.
Created attachment 157169 [details] [diff] [review] patch Match window options in XPInstall to those in XUL. Don't know if titlebar is still needed, though.
Brade, the file name of the extension/theme manager is extensions.xul.
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I've seen this bug in the version 1.0 Preview Release's Themes installer too. Command+W closes the dialog as it should, but the red close and green maximize buttons are grayed out. (I haven't tried installing an extension yet.)
bug is still present in "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de-DE; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0" (1.0RC1) re-requesting blocking-aviary1.0, as there are plans to release Mac 1.0 simultaniously with Win/Lin 1.0
Comment on attachment 157169 [details] [diff] [review] patch firstname.lastname@example.org
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