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Scrollbar can cease working if you click a link then press stop and wrong URL shown in address bar




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14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Ravenous Bugblatter Beast, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

If you time it right, when you click a link and then press stop before the new
page loads, the address bar will update to the URL of the new page rather than
reverting to the original URL of the page that is still being displayed and the
verticual scroll bar no longer works for scrolling the original page.

However, the vertical scrollbar does retain the correct size of its knob (oo-err
misus) from the original page.

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open an HTML page that is taller than the browser window so it has a vertical
scrollbar and contains at least one hyperlink.

2. Click on a link in the page.

3. Before the new page loads, press stop so the original page is still visible.

Actual Results:  
If timed correctly the URL in the address bar will have changed to that of the
new page whose loading was aborted by the stop button and the favicon for the
new site displayed before it.

Also although the original page is still displayed the vertical scroll bar
cannot be moved with the mouse - it will not accept focus. Hyperlinks in the
original page do still work.

Expected Results:  
1. Either reverted to the original URL in the address bar when stop was pressed
or displayed a blank page rather than the original content.

2. If the original content was still displayed, the scrollbar should still work.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I can no longer reproduce this using version 1.0 or the latest trunk:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041219

However, it was intermittent when I first discovered it. I'd recommend reducing
the priority.

Comment 2

13 years ago
*** Bug 303524 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3

13 years ago
I encountered this bug recently :

(copy of text form bug 303524)

Using : Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10)
Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Goto the URL <http://www.thelist.com/HTML/1/2315481.html>
2. Click on the link next to "Web Site:" (http://my.juno.com/...)
3. When the URL bar changes, press ESC (the URL bar shows the new address, but
the page displayed is still the old one; the timing is tricky, you must press
ESC after the URL changes and before the old page disappears, sometimes this
happens in less than a second)
4. Try to scroll by using the window scroll bar
5. Try to scroll with cursor keys
6. Click and select text, move the mouse until the bottom of the screen
7. Right click on the selected text

Actual Results:  
4. Does not scroll the page, the scroller does not move either
5. Does not work, page does not scroll
6. Selects and scrolls the page, as it should
7. Nothing happens

Expected Results:  
All steps (4,5,6) would properly scroll.
7. A context menu should appear

Comment 4

12 years ago
current bon echo builds don't seem to update the url bar until new page loads at least for me. I am marking this works for me considering its age and inability to reproduce. If you can reproduce this with a bon echo nightly build, please reopen.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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