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Password dialog is not visible



MailNews: Message Display
18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: bijals (gone), Assigned: Dan M)



Windows NT

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-])



18 years ago
0) Have multiple 4.x windows open
1) My Seamonkey profile automatically launches Navigator and Mail because I 
imported a previous 4.x profile.  Navigator comes up first and then Mail.
2) Top level menus are not working or do not show menu items so this makes the 
application appear broken.

Actual Results: I start minimizing windows and then find the password dialog for 

Expected Results: This password dialog should be modal and display on top of any 
open window.

Build Date/Platform: 2/16/00-15 on NT


18 years ago
Keywords: beta1

Comment 1

18 years ago
I think ben owns these dialogs now
Assignee: phil → ben

Comment 2

18 years ago
Ben may own the password dialog, but he doesn't own window behavior.  Dan, who 
should get this one?
Assignee: ben → danm

Comment 3

18 years ago
Putting on PDT+ radar for beta1. 
Whiteboard: [PDT+]


18 years ago
Assignee: danm → bijals

Comment 4

18 years ago
  I utterly fail to follow you. 
  Step 0: which multiple 4.x windows should I have open? Step 1: I'm very 
surprised to hear that Mozilla launches Navigator under any circumstances. Or, 
that's how I read this. Launch Seamonkey, get Navigator. I'm gamely trying that 
right now and it's just not happening, I'm pleased to say. Step 2: I believe 
you're saying there was a modal password dialog open somewhere and not on top, 
eating mouse events in the menubar. But I'd be surprised to hear that the 
specified platform, NT, behaves that way. Are you sure you're not describing a 
Macintosh situation? Under what circumstances? Neither Mozilla nor Navigator 
normally greets me with a modal dialog, not even when I launch -mail.
  Perhaps I'm being dense, but I haven't a clue what you're trying to describe. 
Sometimes obvious is best. For me, anyway. Please fill in some blanks for me 

Comment 5

18 years ago
putting on PDT- radar for beta1.  bijals, please supply text for a relnote at:
Keywords: relnote
Whiteboard: [PDT+] → [PDT-]

Comment 6

18 years ago
I'll have to try to reproduce this bug.

Comment 7

18 years ago
Lisa, I can show you or phil exactly what happens.  Basically, the password 
dialog is not modal and sometimes is up, but not on top.  I will show it to Sol 
so he can describe it better.

Comment 8

18 years ago
I've seen it, and vote for release-noting for beta1

Comment 9

18 years ago
Please reassign this to the appropriate person who will be creating the Mail 
release notes.

Comment 10

18 years ago
It has the relnote keyword, which is enough. The actual bug belongs to danm.

Dan, I think the bottom line to repro is that if you run seamonkey with the 
startup prefs set to bring up browser *and* mail, and we try to log in to your 
mail account, the password dialog is behind some other window. Once the dialog 
is up, some UI events don't get subdispatched in other windows, which makes the 
app look broken.
Assignee: bijals → danm

Comment 11

18 years ago
Phil, good description.  The symptom of the password dialog not being truly 
modal is that 

1) You do not see it on the Windows desk tray like the Navigator and Mail 
2) You can not use the top level menus in Navigator and Mail
3) I tried to hit get mail and the dialog still did not appear

By hitting alt-tab and selecting a 3rd unknown Seamonkey icon, I realized why I 
could not doing anything until I entered my password in this dialog.


18 years ago
Depends on: 27048
Target Milestone: M16

Comment 12

18 years ago
Mass-moving all M16 non-feature bugs to M17, which we now consider to be part 
of beta2.
Target Milestone: M16 → M17

Comment 13

18 years ago
We need this to work in beta2, nominating.
Keywords: nsbeta2

Comment 14

18 years ago
*** Bug 33590 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 15

18 years ago
[nsbeta2+] will take a fix by 6/1
Keywords: beta1
Whiteboard: [PDT-] → [nsbeta2+] 6/1


18 years ago
Blocks: 40158

Comment 16

18 years ago
Mass-moving all dated nsbeta2+ bugs to M19
Target Milestone: M17 → M19


18 years ago
QA Contact: lchiang → laurel

Comment 17

18 years ago
Updating from [6/1] to [6/15]
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2+] 6/1 → [nsbeta2+][6/15]


18 years ago
No longer depends on: 27048
Unable to reproduce on my Linux build from today, will check Win32 when that
build is finished.
Also unable to reproduce this on Windows.  The password dialog comes to the
front as it should.  Can someone verify that this is fixed?


Comment 20

18 years ago
Not an issue any more.  Password dialog is modal.

Comment 21

18 years ago
  Every single situation is unique. We're talking about the password dialog you 
get when you ask to fetch mail messages, right? It may be modal, but it isn't 
given a proper parent (so you can, for instance, close the mail window behind the 
password dialog).
  The answer to every one of this class of problem is to give the dialog a proper 
parent window. This one's probably no different. They really should be assigned 
to the people who made the dialogs. It might be worth my time to write up about 
fifty bugs like this and track down who wants to own each of them. Then again, 
maybe not.

Comment 22

18 years ago
a) cleaning up status whiteboard by marking beta2 minus (6/15 is passed)

b) Reading the above suggests this is fixed... if so... please mark it as such 
so we can get it verified.   ...or is the bug partially fixed, but still not 
really modal? (i.e., it comes to the front, but is not modal :-/ ).


Whiteboard: [nsbeta2+][6/15] → [nsbeta2-]

Comment 23

18 years ago
Marking fixed based on my experience and since I created this bug.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


18 years ago

Comment 24

18 years ago
I haven't been able to reproduce the described problem involving password dialog
using the jun20 commercial build.
Marking verified.
Will keep an eye out for any problems, will log new separate bug(s) and provide
tracking back to this as a reference.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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