Closed Bug 25154 Opened 25 years ago Closed 25 years ago

text fields flicker and "jump" about in cookie viewer


(Core :: Networking: Cookies, defect, P2)

Windows NT





(Reporter: tever, Assigned: buster)



Overview Description:  If you click on the 'Information about the
selected cookie' static text boxes, the info can get garbled.    

Steps to Reproduce:
1.)  Select Tasks | My wallet | Display cookies
2.)  Select a cookie to view it's specific information
3.)  Click on the selected cookie information boxes rapidly or
     delete some cookies.

Actual Results:  The information about the selected cookie is destroyed.
Sometimes pull down arrows appear on the boxes.

Expected Results:  Dialog box should not be affected by doing strange things
like clicking rapidly on non-editable information.

Build Date & Platform Bug Found: WinNT 2000012520

Additional Builds and Platforms Tested On:
Seeing the same on Mac 2000012601  but Linux is stable
How did you even get this far?  I'm blocked by bug 25432.
Depends on: 25432
Target Milestone: M14
Well, with today's build that's a blocker for me too.
OK, now that I figured out a work-around for the dependency bug 25432 (keep 
total number of cookies below 8), I am able to test out this bug with todays 

I see the problem.  But it sure takes an awful lot of very fast clicking to get 
anything bad to happen.  So I'm downgrading this bug by removing the M14 
marking.  Also asigning to Ben Goodger since he wrote the cookie viewer.
Assignee: morse → ben
Target Milestone: M14
Ah, I've got a better way to manifest the problem which doesn't require any 
fancy footwork at all.  Simply display the properties of a cookie and then click 
once on any of the text fields of the properties.  Then select another cookie so 
that its properties get displayed.  When the display changes, there's an awful 
lot of garbage text dancing around the screen until things finally settle down 
(the display is fine after it settles down).  And the more times that you click 
on the properties text field, the longer this dancing text show lasts.

Now this bug looks a little more serious since it's much more likely that a user 
will do this. 
*** Bug 26213 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Starting to get dups on this one so it is getting serious.  Marking as a beta1 
candidate since cookie management is on the beta list.
Keywords: beta1
did this work before?

worksforme in 02/02 build (win98)

I probably wont be able to hit this by 02/15, please re-evaluate the beta1 
Don't know if it ever worked before.  Probably not.
Removing "beta1" nomination.  We're not gonna fix this for M14.
Keywords: beta1
Target Milestone: M15
adding myself to cc: list.
this works for me (02/21/00)
Closed: 25 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
This doesn't works-for-me (2/22/00).  Here are the steps to demonstarte it:

1. Collect at least one cookie if you haven't already done so
2. Bring up cookie viewer (tasks/autofill/display-cookies)
3. Select any cookie by clicking on it -- cookie properties appear
4. Click on any text field of the cookie properties
5. Click again on any cookie

Result: Entire display does a dance when you do the click at step 5.  The more 
you click on text fields in cookie properties, the longer the dance lasts.  
In the extreme case the properties display gets destroyed until you exit and 
reenter the cookie viewer.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
=> this is a text widget bug. 

resummarizing & reassigning to buster...
Assignee: ben → buster
Summary: Cookie Manager - cookie info display not correct → text fields flicker and "jump" about in cookie viewer
*** Bug 30041 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have seen this bug affect linux/intel build M14-talkback-crypto downloaded

fresh Mar 9, 2000.

edit-prefs-cookies-view cookies.

Random clicking in both the cookie name area and the display area cause moz to

repaint the widgets really fast. They don't garble, but after palying with it

I was surprised it wasn't garbled.

Its a RH 6.1 box with gnome, sawmill, and none of the patches. :(

Let me know at if I can provide more data. (should I have changed

anything else? I left it as an "NT" bug.)

tever, morse: can you please retest this?  some recent fixes in core layout may 
have made this go away.
Closed: 25 years ago25 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Nope, this didn't "go away".  It's still doing its dance.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
sorry for this, but there's more:

on mac os 9, build 2000 03 22 05

*after deleting some or all cookies only*

if I attempt to select more than one cookie using 'shift' or 'command'-key
(cause I expect the ui to do something like 'remove all') the displayed
information changes to the cookie I'm hovering over but the highlighted
selection stays the same ie. the original one.
moving all buster m15 bugs to m16.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
will try to look at this for M16
Severity: minor → normal
Priority: P3 → P2
Keywords: beta2
Keywords: nsbeta2
Depends on: 36438
waiting for a response from the cookie dudes regarding bug 36438...
Keywords: beta2
Removing dependency on bug 36438 per the comment I just added to that report.
No longer depends on: 36438
copying hyatt, who uttered comments on this bug more technical than 
See also bug 36942.  These bugs are not dups but they may be related.
This is no longer a problem, at least not with the cookie viewer.  The viewer 
has been rewritten so that it no longer uses html elements and as a consequence 
no longer demonstrates this flickering.  Now it has other problems (bug 37650) 
but that's a different issue.

This bug is not really fixed, but it no longer manifests itself in the cookie 
viewer.  Therefore closing this out as works-for-me.
Closed: 25 years ago25 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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