multiple tabbed windows and cookies dialog prevents url's loading in other tabs




Tabbed Browser
13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Gary Elshaw, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050502 Firefox/1.0+ Mnenhy/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050502 Firefox/1.0+ Mnenhy/

it's a variation of this bug that has been marked resolved worksforme and a bug i filed a while

it may be mac-specific, but i've always found unusual reactions between cookie
dialog windows and pages/other tabs not loading in Firefox. This usually effects
Firefox when opening 5 or 6 pages in the background (often sites never visited
before) when the preferences are assigned to always ask for cookies permission.

This is especially prevalent when opening multiple tabs in the background (for
example, directing an rss reader to open url's in your default browser and in
the background)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. 'Allow sites to set cookies' and 'keep cookies: ask me every time' enabled
2. Open multiple url's (5 or 6), in tabs, from sites previous unvisited in the
3. Wait. Leave Firefox to load the sites in the background and then accept or
decline cookies dialog

Actual Results:  
Most tabbed sites will not load if Firefox is waiting for cookie acknowledgement.  
Screen artifacts are often visible across tabs. 

Expected Results:  
Loaded other tabs in the background or wait for user to acknowledge each cookie
dialog and resume loading page(s)
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

This is a mass search of unconfirmed bugs that have no activity on them, so if you feel a bug was marked in error, just remove the CLOSEME comment in the whiteboard within the next month.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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