User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 When visiting any page and then, for example, clicking on a link to another page, the current page is rendered effectively unusable while the new page is being loaded, even though the current page is still on screen. This behaviour seems to have changed from previous versions of Firefox, but I can't find a record of any bugs being filed that might have prompted the change, or any bugs about the change. Currently, while the new page is being downloaded, I can left-click on other links in the current page, which will stop the new page from being loaded and load a different one instead, but I can no longer middle-click to any effect. I can force the view to scroll up or down by selecting the text, but cannot use the scrollbars. This behaviour is not what it used to be in previous versions of Firefox. In previous versions, while a new page was being loaded, but before it was rendered on screen, I could continue to use the current page (I could open links in new tabs, scroll, etc.) While there may seem to be a simple workaround (back/forward), this is not effective precisely because the issue is only really felt on slow-loading sites. This has an especial impact on sites such as Wikipedia, where there is a lot of information on the page (stuff I may want to read/links I want to open in new tabs), but where pages may at times load slowly. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to any site, especially one that may load slowly at times (e.g. wikipedia.org) 2. Go to a page with some links. 3. Left-click on a link to open in the same window 4. Before the new page starts rendering, try to scroll on the old page, or middle-click on other hyperlinks Actual Results: Nothing! Expected Results: Scroll and/or open links in new tabs, or other actions
I have noticed this as well but I'm not sure that this will be fixed because most people will open a new tab if they want to open a new link because that is one of the greatly touted features of Firefox.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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