User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050315 Firefox/1.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050315 Firefox/1.0+ Opening word document does not bring MS Word window to top, Firefox stays in foreground. On most web sites this works but on the above testcase it does not Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to ftp://downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com/beta/kavpersonal/english/ 2. Click on the file release_notes.doc 3. Choose to open the document in MS Word Actual Results: The document opens in MS Word but Firefox window stays in foreground Expected Results: MS Word should load an active window (in the foreground)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050315 Firefox/1.0+ Confirming. (No time to look for dupes so I won't set it new)
Strange that I can reproduce this bug with any .doc (MS Excel 2003) or .xls (MS Excel 2003) but not with .pdf (Acrobat Reader 7.0.1) or .ppt (MS Powerpoint 2003).
Maybe related? Bugzilla Bug 255123 Opening URL from another app focuses an existing window before opening a new window Bugzilla Bug 35578 Mailnews should open http/ftp links in new browser window by default
The oldest build I have access to is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20050101 Firefox/1.0+ and that build still suffers from this bug.
I can confirm this bug in both Deer Park Alpha 2 and Mozilla Thunderbird 1.1a2.
Next workaround has been reported to BBS in Japan. - At "Opening..." dialog for MS Office file(".doc",".xls",".ppt",...), check "Always perform this action when handling files of this type". ("Open it with the default application" or "Open it with" is also required) Does this work?
I can still see this behaviour with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051028 Firefox/1.6a1
Bug 277406 for Thunderbird, but the patch should work for Firefox. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 277406 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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