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iframes cause gray blocks outside of browser window




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14 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Steven M Payeur, Unassigned)


1.7 Branch
Windows 2000

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910

http://home.comcast.net/~spayeur shows several self-moving iframes, which work
great.  Whenever the page is loaded, though, gray block(s) appear on the left
side of the screen, over everything else on the screen and outside of the
browser's window.  

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to http://home.comcast.net/~spayeur
2. the blocks should appear as the iframes on the left nav column start to load

Actual Results:  
The blocks are there, abscuring anything below them.

Expected Results:  
Not shown the blocks.  The page works perfectly, except for the blocks.  

I do have http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/ installed (moz
version), but I don't think it makes a difference.

Comment 1

14 years ago
wfm Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910

also working in a current trunk nightly.
can you please retest using a new, unmodified profile, just for test?
Version: Trunk → 1.7 Branch

Comment 2

14 years ago
1) Started with my default profile: problem existed
2) Used Tools->Switch Profile to a new profile: problem disappeared
3) Used Tools->Switch Profile to default profile: problem still not there
4) Restarted Moz, starting w/default profile: problem still not there
5) Restarted Moz, starting w/new profile: problem still not there
6) Restarted Moz, starting w/default profile: problem exists

Now, though, every time I'm in my default profile (regardless of how I get 
there) the problem exists.  Whenever I'm in the new profile, the problem is not 

When starting as my default profile, problem exists.  Switching to clean 
profile (via Tools->, problem disappears.  Switching 

Comment 3

14 years ago
I just turned Mozilla off for a little while, and started up into the new 
profile, and the problem existed.  I've tried starting into both profiles, as 
well as, switching between using Tools->Switch Profile, and the problem is 
always there.

I created a second new profile (clean2, via Tools->Switch Profile), and the 
problem was still there.  Starting into any of the profiles, or switching 
between any of them still resulted in the problem.

I created a third clean profile (clean3, via Tools->Switch Profile), and the 
problem was not there.  Switch to any of the other profiles, and the problem 
came back.  

At present, I set http://home.comcast.net/~spayeur to Clean 3's start page.  
restarting Moz into Clean 3, the page loads fine.  Clicking the "reload" button 
brings the problem.

Comment 4

14 years ago
Further, clicking the "home" button loaded the page just fine.  I could 
reproduce this 4 times in a row: starting Moz into Clean 3, the page loads 
fine.  Clicking "Reload" brought the problem.  Clicking "Home" would load the 
page fine.  Now, it loads fine everywhere, except the default profile.

Comment 5

14 years ago
If you use Tools->SwitchProfile, there may be issues, like files from the old
profile not closed, I´m not sure about this.
I´m using a couple of profiles, and a couple of Mozillas, so I modified my
shortcut to 
PathTo/mozilla.exe -ProfileManager, so at every start of a Mozilla I can decide
which profile to use, or create a new one from there.
I assume your bug is related to your extension, but I don´t know, if it is a bug
of the extension, or a bug in Mozilla.
I´ll install that extension in current nightlies, later on.

One more thing you can test:
while Mozilla isn´t running, including Quickstart, delete XUL.MFL in your
profile. XUL.mfl is a fastload cache, it will be recreated at next start.

If you want to check how your default profile runs without the extension, have a
look at the instructions to deinstall manually:

A fine collection of links about profile related info:
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4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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