Closed Bug 284414 Opened 16 years ago Closed 8 months ago

animateFadeIn results in incorrect prefs dialog size on Windows

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, defect)

x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set
trivial

Tracking

()

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: mcm.ham, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050228 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050228 Firefox/1.0+

This affects the new preference window and the fadein visual effects.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set browser.preferences.animateFadeIn to true.
2. Open the options window and leave on General view and close.
3. Re-open the options window and change to the Privacy view.

Actual Results:  
The options panel when re-opened starts at the default size instead of the size
it was closed at. Changing to the Privacy tab increases the size of the panel as
it usually does when swtiching from General to Privacy making the window
unusally big.

Expected Results:  
It should have opened the preference window the size it was closed at so
switching to the Privacy tab is displays the window normal size.
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Summary: New fadein preference forgets size of options panel when closed → New fadein feature forgets size of options window when closed
This is due to the default styling on the preferences window on windows
machines. Unlike the other platforms, it has a specific height set to begin
with. Without the specific height setting (and with animateFadeIn false as it is
as default) the preferences window would likely remain at the same size as the
first pane opened.

http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/browser/locales/en-US/chrome/browser/preferences/preferences.dtd#4
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
sorry accidently set as NEW, please change back to UNCONFIRMED is able to
Hmm.  This one is tricky to fix, since animateFadeIn isn't really intended for
Windows.  Fun.

Its a bug, but its a bug in an unintended configuration, so its certainly
something I'd consider trivial, since its basically just added whitespace.
Severity: normal → trivial
Summary: New fadein feature forgets size of options window when closed → animateFadeIn doesn't work well on Windows
I agree getting animateFadeIn to work in windows is only a minor issue as it's
not enabled by default. I take it that it works under Mac? Linux also has
problems I gather. Sorry Kurt I can't change bug status back to unconfirmed.

I filed Bug 283697 to be able to resize the options panel on windows. I can't
confirm but I gather from others that on Linux you can resize but when you close
and re-open the panel it forgets the size you expanded it to. That's more of an
important issue and it seems to me that fixing that will hopefully solve this
problem as well. Can any linux user confirm?
Summary: animateFadeIn doesn't work well on Windows → animateFadeIn results in incorrect prefs dialog size on Windows
*** Bug 285756 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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
Assignee: bugs → nobody
The effect seems to be as follows:
If the largest pane selected before closing the Preferences/Options dialogbox, the next opening has the right size.
If a smaller pane is current selected when reopening, it starts with the same size as for the largest pane.

Or may be just more simply the initial size (independent of selected pane) is the size of the largest pane (or the size as if all panes were visible).

Resolving per the comment, uh, 7 years ago.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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