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Can't use OS menus (e.g. clock) while Firefox/Camino/etc. has focus

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.9alpha8



12 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: jruderman, Assigned: smichaud)



Mac OS X
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
blocking1.9 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




12 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070521 Minefield/3.0a5pre

Steps to reproduce:
1. While Firefox has focus, click the clock menu (top of screen, near the right).

Result: The menu appears for a few milliseconds and then disappears.

Expected: The menu should stay up until I dismiss it or use an item in it.

I use the clock menu whenever I want to know the current date, so this bug is pretty annoying.
Seems to work some times but not others. I can click 5 times in a row and maybe once it will open properly.


12 years ago
Flags: blocking1.9+
Is the regression range on this recent? It might be because of our EventMonitor stuff in bug 265136, but that's a very recent change.
I couldn't see the issue in a nightly from 20th.
Sorry the bug this is probably a regression from is bug 339945. The old # was the attachment id.
I can reproduce this in a test app. I will file a radar report.
Filed as radar# 5220226
Mark, I tried what you suggested using the Carbon Activate/Deactivate events to only have the handler installed while we are inactive, and it helped the problem some but didn't fix it entirely.

This whole thing doesn't make a whole lot of sense, you'd think someone else would have found this bug already :(


12 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.9alpha6

Comment 8

12 years ago
I see this in Camino also, FWIW.

Comment 9

12 years ago
The browser window doesn't properly regain focus when the (status item) menus are dismissed normally, either, at least in Camino's case.


12 years ago
Assignee: joshmoz → smichaud
Summary: Can't use OS menus (e.g. clock) while Firefox has focus → Can't use OS menus (e.g. clock) while Firefox/Camino/etc. has focus
Duplicate of this bug: 384447

Comment 12

12 years ago
I markedly do not see this in any version of Camino I've used - are we talking about nightlies?  I recently switched from Camino to Minefield as my general purpose browser, so for me, this is new functionality that's never occurred in some years of Camino use.

Comment 13

12 years ago
Yes, we are talking about nightlies. Minefield is simply the name for the Firefox trunk (nightlies), IIRC.
This actually works correctly (or, almost completely correctly), on 10.3.9, with the exception that a second click on a menu title/icon (to close a dropped menu) opens it again.


12 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla1.9alpha6 → mozilla1.9beta1


11 years ago
Depends on: 387164
Duplicate of this bug: 388237


11 years ago
Blocks: 339945

Comment 16

11 years ago
Fixed by patch for bug 387164, which just landed on trunk.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 17

11 years ago
This fixes Camino for me, so marking Verified.
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