Bug 247622 (stopmeansstop)

pressing 'stop' button should not cause a change in display



UI Design
14 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Max Waterman, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040531 Firefox/0.8.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040531 Firefox/0.8.0+

When I am waiting for a page to be displayed, I often feel the need to read the
currently displayed page for longer and so I press the 'stop' button.

I often find that, when I press the stop button, the window's content is changed
- sometimes to a blank page, other times to a partially rendered page.

Please consider changing the action of the 'stop' button to cause the currently
displayed content to be retained, and the results of the partial page rendering
to be discarded.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit a 'slow' web site.
2. Press the 'stop' button before the page has been changed

Actual Results:  
Depending on the progress of the rendering (which depends on many factors;
bandwidth, web page design, etc), pressing 'stop' will change the displayed page.

Expected Results:  
I expect 'stop' to keep whatever it is I am currently looking at.
Affects all platforms, and is not Firefox specific.
Component: General → Browser-General
Ever confirmed: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Product: Firefox → Browser
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Hardware -> All
Component -> XP Apps:GUI Features (I think...)

Also, sometimes the browser will just go ahead and completely render the new
page anyway.  I set the bug alias to 'stopmeansstop'.
Alias: stopmeansstop
Component: General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Hardware: Macintosh → All
I suspect that this is the wrong product/component, but I'm absolutely certain the unchanged assignee/qa is wrong, so -> defaults.
Assignee: firefox → guifeatures
QA Contact: general
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures


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

Comment 5

9 years ago
Max, still see this?

Comment 6

9 years ago
yes, I think I do still see this.


7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 658496
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