options dialog does not immediately appear if the help viewer is open

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Joe Smith, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Windows 2000
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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

If the Help Viewer is open the Options (or Clear Private Data) dialog does not appear until you click in the browser window.

If you close the Help viewer these dialogs appear fine.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open Firefox
2. open the Help Viewer (Help | Help Contents)
3. try to open the Options dialog (Tools | Options...)
4. the Options dialog does not appear until you click in the browser window
5. the same is true for the Clear Private Data dialog (Tools | Clear Private Data...)
Actual Results:  
The dialog does not appear until after you click in the browser window.

Expected Results:  
The dialog should appear immediately.

I have no extensions installed and am using the default theme.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
WFM. The Help window appears by default always on top, so when I open the Options window, it opens behind the Help window.
When I click in the window Help stays on top.
And if it's not on top (rightclick, uncheck Always on Top), it disappears as soon as I click the Tools menu.
Have you also tested it with a new profile and a fresh installation in a clean directory?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Folder 
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Comment 2

13 years ago
It is related to the Help window "Always on Top" option.

This is what I see:

1. open Firefox
2. open the Help Viewer (Help | Help Contents)
3. right-click in the Help window and make sure "Always on Top" is checked, if not select it
4. iconify the Help window
5. go back to the Firefox window and open the Options dialog (Tools | Options...)
6. the Options dialog opens _behind_ the Firefox window and thus does not appear until you click in the browser window
7. the same is true for the Clear Private Data dialog (Tools | Clear Private
Data...)

If "Always on Top" is not checked in the Help window, then the dialogs open in front of the browser window as they should.

Updated

11 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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