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Compose window hides when I switch to another program and return



Message Compose Window
12 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Rotis, Unassigned)


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(Not tracked)




12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060426 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version (20060308)

I have the Mail & Newsgroups window open. Now I click Write to compose a new message. The Compose windows opens. Now I switch to another program like Firefox with CMD-Tab. I copy something there and switch back to Thunderbird again with CMD-Tab. Now the Compose windows hides behind the Mail & Newsgroups window. I have to use the key command CMD-< to bring the Compose window to front again.

This bug happens not all the time but most of the time. Several Mac users confirmed it. This problem is probably Mac-only? Maybe it's based on the window handling of the Mac operating system?

I'm using Thunderbird on Mac OS X 10.4.6.

This problem can also be reproduced on this nightly build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1a3)
Gecko/20060530 Thunderbird/2.0a1 Mnenhy/ - Build ID: 2006053003

Reproducible: Sometimes

Expected Results:  
The Compose window should not move backwards and hide when I go to another program and return.
QA Contact: message-compose

Comment 1

10 years ago
This is working fine for me with a nightly build on Leopard, are you still seeing this?


9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 2

8 years ago
I cannot reproduce this in Tb3 b4. The window focus stays correct.
rotis hasn't responded :(
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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