I've noticed that if the browser brings up a modal dialog (e.g. visit ftp://<user>@raquelita) and you click on some other app's window to bring it to the front, you can't click on the mozilla window's icon in the Windows task bar to bring it (and the modal dialog) to the front again. This can be very frustrating because it leads you to believe that the app is hung. You can iconify all the windows on top of the mozilla windows such that the dialog is exposed again and you will see the dialog and realize that it is live. However, either there should be a task bar icon for the modal dialog (so you can expose it easily), or when the task bar icon of the window putting up the modal dialog is clicked, both the window and the dialog should come to the front.
not a menu bug. dan?
Assignee: pinkerton → danm
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus → XP Toolkit/Widgets
This is not exactly a dupe, but comes from the same root cause, as bug 22658. Try opening a modal dialog parented on the browser window (most easily done by clicking buttons on the Debug Menu -> XP Toolkit -> Dialog page). You won't observe Warren's Complaint. The problem is, modal dialogs summoned during network access, as in the password dialog mentioned in the bug description above, are parented on the hidden window, rather than on the browser window actually responsible for creating the dialog. Lacking a connection between the two, Windows will ignore mouseclicks on anything but the modal dialog itself.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Depends on: 27048
Target Milestone: --- → M18
Putting on [nsbeta2+] radar for beta2 fix.
Unsurprisingly, this bug also comes alive when a "Confirm Cookie" dialog gets hidden behind another app's window. For a user with a modem link, that is an entirely possible scenario...rather than wait for a page like www.cnn.com to finish drawing, the user may do something else meanwhile. Also, ALT-TAB is *not* a workaround. Tested with the 2000-06-05-08-M16 nightly binary on WinNT.
This is really a duplicate of bug 25684 -- modal dialogs aren't quite. Since I've just gone to a lot of trouble to make that bug a placeholder for all the work that needs to be done to clean up modal dialogs usage in Mozilla, I'm closing this bug and pointing it at that one. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25684 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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