Closed Bug 284414 Opened 17 years ago Closed 2 years ago
Fade In results in incorrect prefs dialog size on Windows
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.
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
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
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).
I can't reproduce it. It is still reproducible?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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