User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 The contents of the privacy tab in the preferences dialog are partially hidden from view on the right side of the dialog when viewing "Download Manager History", "Cookies" or "Cache". This seems to be a MacOS X specific issue. I have verified that the Windows Firefox behavior is correct, but I'm unable to verify on Unix/Linux. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Firefox on MacOS X 2. Open Preferences dialog 3. Select Privacy tab 3. Click on "Download Manager History", "Cookies" or "Cache" Actual Results: The expander elements are opened and the contents of the window are resized such that part of the contents are now hidden from view. Expected Results: The XUl elements should be laid out in such a way as to properly wrap so that no part of the window is unintentionally hidden from view. It looks like either the dialog needs to be resized to fit the layout inside the expander elements, or the layout needs to be reworked to take into account the size of the Mac UI.
Please try latest aviary build: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-0.9/ I'm using: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040906 Firefox/1.0 PR (NOT FINAL) and I see a horizontal scrollbar (which isn't exist in your screenshots).
QA Contact: mconnor → bugs.mano
Whether or not a horizontal scrollbar exists in the latest build isn't really the issue here. The information in the Privacy preferences pane should never extend past the inside of the iframe it's a child of. It doesn't on the Windows build and it shouldn't on the Mac OS build. The contents should be appropriately laid out so that they wrap properly and never need a horizontal scrollbar in the first place. A horizontal scrollbar here is either a bug or bad UI design. I would think it's a bug, since the Windows build doesn't have this issue.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** Bug 270898 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have been using firefox on linux and I see the same problem so it is not specific to OSX. I am using Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 I also find that when I start up the preferences panel, and go to 'General' the last item in the panel, namely 'connections' required for chaning proxy is obscured because the box is not tall enough. This may be because I have chosen a larger than normal font size because of myopia. Perhaps the panel size takes no account of font size, which I would regard as a serious bug. This can make it very difficult to find the place to configure a proxy server. I guess I should report that as a separate bug. In general, as a long time mozilla user I think the overall design of the mozilla preferences panel, with expandable menu on the left is much better than the firefox preferences panel, (except that on mozilla the font is too small and I cant find a way to enlarge it.) Aaron == www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~axs
Happens on Linux and Mac, setting All/All. Note that it has not been reported on PC/Windows.
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
*** Bug 274515 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm uploading an additional example of the pref window being too small. In this case, it is cut off at the bottom instead of the side. This is on Mac OS X 10.4.3.
Additional detais: FF release: 1.5 RC3 Shows same kind of issue on pref window for all portions of pref window, not only privacy section.
I have seen this with 1.5 final on Linux with GNOME. I think the problem is that my default GTK2 font is size 8 and not the default size 10. When using 10, the dialog is perfectly sized, when using 8 it is taller and thinner which cuts off some of the interface, or causes overlapping. The preferences dialog needs to take the current font size in to account, which the rest of the interface does very well.
WFM in latest prefwindow.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Problem no longer present for me. Firefox v 126.96.36.199 on Linux
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