window becoming inactive on link traversal




13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: 1981km, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: CLOSEME - 06/17)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pl; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pl; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

When I perform link traversal, the browser window sometimes becomes inactive and goes down in the Windows' window stack. In short, it's something as if alt+tab was pressed. It seems that complex processing (examples: opening a link in a new tab, big image or some content requiring a plug-in embedded in a page, a PDF target document, having tabbed browsing related add-ons installed (Fasterfox, Tab History, Tab Mix Plus, Image Zoom) increases the probability of the failure. The moment at which the window becomes inactive is probably after the HTTP response is received (it takes usually less than a second) but before content loading progress (or even the title - on the tab) is communicated to the user.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

12 years ago

Can you provide more specific STR?  I can't reproduce this using a clean profile by just browsing pages with embeds and big images.  If you can reproduce this with a clean profile, please provide more specific STR.  If you can't reproduce this with a clean profile but can still reproduce it with whatever mix of add-ons you have, then it sounds like it's an add-on issue.
Whiteboard: CLOSEME - 06/17

Comment 2

12 years ago
It was in Firefox 1.5 and since then I've upgraded to 2 in which this doesn't happen.
Resolving as works for me per comment 2.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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