Closed Bug 284359 Opened 17 years ago Closed 12 years ago
Animated Preferences dialog flashes black on Windows (animate
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050301 Firefox/1.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050301 Firefox/1.0+ Enabling browser.preferences.animateFadeIn setting on windows causes some tabs to flash black in the preferences dialog. When switching between General, Privacy and Downloads tabs a black block flashes on the preferences dialog. Switching between Content, Tabs and Advanced tabs works as expected and the fade effect is smooth Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Works for me, same setup and build. Graphic card:9800pro Drivers:Catalysts 4.11
I'm getting the same behavior. My video card's an ATi 9700 Mobility w/128MB of RAM.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050301 Firefox/1.0+ black flash Matrox G200 card ->NEW
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
weird I didn't see it at all last night but today I see it with same build
not a blocker. Unless this is present on a platform that actually uses/exposes this feature, its fine to ship with. If it worked fine, I'm sure it would have been enabled on Windows.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
Summary: Animated Preferences dialog flashes black → Animated Preferences dialog flashes black on Windows
Probably far fetched since I really don't understand coding but can the fade effect for menu and tooltips not be used on XP? Control Panel->Display->Appearance->Effects->'Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips:' (fade effect) I know this only applies on the start menu but could you guys get it working for the options dialog? or is this completly a windows limitation?
The MSDN docs for the fade effect (here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/windowsuserinterface/windowing/windows/windowreference/windowfunctions/animatewindow.asp ) indicate that the window must be a top-level window for the AW_BLEND keyword to work. It seems to me that the entire window would have to be faded back in every time we changed tabs for the fade effect to work properly. I'm not too familiar with XUL myself, but I don't see how we could call a Windows API function from the code for the Prefwindow. It seems like we'd have to write something into the XUL framework that handles window animations for the whole toolkit. The expose that method to the XUL code. This could be useful if we plan on making any of the rest of the windows use the fade effect. But it would also require variations on the code for the different platforms that support Window animations. Can anybody more familiar with the XUL framework tell me if this is correct?
Can we at least remove this then until a patch comes along? If its not working properly on windows why release firefox knowingly it not fixeable anytime soon when its not feature that anybody needs. There will be many bug reports filed over this becuase its noticeable to everyone on windows. I know it's not like its a major bug or anything but still its ugly.
please ignore last comment...slipped my mind that this is turned on via about:config and not in the options panel.
Summary: Animated Preferences dialog flashes black on Windows → Animated Preferences dialog flashes black on Windows (animateFadeIn)
I noticed this problem too... if someone could create a reduced testcase we could show to roc, that'd be super helpful.
Its trivial, its an intermittent visual glitch that has no effect on functionality . On a platform where its not even enabled by default.
Severity: normal → trivial
I don't know if that can help, but on Windows 2000/XP I see the same problem for all applications that use transparency. As soon as we set the transparency from 0% to 1% or more, we see a flash black. After, if we change the transparency value from 1% to 30% for instance, we don't see a flash. You can try to make any window transparent with this freeware : http://www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/deskutil/index.htm I tried with Notepad, and I always see the problem. Maybe it's a Windows problem?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050407 Firefox/1.0+ WFM (I have no idea since when and what fixed it though)
WFM as well, same build as comment 13, on windows xp
WFM too. Must have been fixed somewhere between Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050330 Firefox/1.0+ and Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050407 Firefox/1.0+ but with which change exactly? btw: Maybe browser.preferences.animateFadeIn could be enabled by default now?
> Maybe browser.preferences.animateFadeIn could be enabled by default now? Not until bug 284414 is fixed.
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
See several WFM's in the comments. WFM for me also in all current FF builds (2-3.6nightlies).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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