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Make title of popup windows more descriptive

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

Mozilla Labs
Prism
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major
UNCONFIRMED
10 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bernd Mueller, Unassigned)

Tracking

Details

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; iOpus-I-M; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
Build Identifier: prism-09.en-US.win32.exe

myNewWin = window.open(url, "MyNewPopUpWin", "width=300,height=400,left=100,top=200");

Size of newly opened window can't be affected.
Title of newly opend window should become title from web-page.

IMHO it's a important and major problem which is essential bringing
desktop-feeling to web-apps.
Window-handling should work in the same manner as when running in
normal browsers.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. myNewWin = window.open(url, "MyNewPopUpWin", "width=300,height=400,left=100,top=200");
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Window-handling should work in the same manner as when running in
normal browsers.

see Details.
I don't think "title" really becomes the title of the window anyway. But setting the size and position of a window should work.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

10 years ago
but title makes it convenient and the only way (because of the icon-issue ... everywhere is the ie or ff icon) for the user to distingish beetween many opened browser windows when they are mimimized to the task-bar.
Tooltip over the task-bar window shows that title ... and that's very handy.

Open this bub in a seperate browser window, mimimize that window and look at the tooltip ... this will help you finding the right window. Also when ALT-TAB ing throw the os-windows ;)

<title>Bug 421457 &ndash; newly opened windows don't take care of title, width, height, top, left, ...</title>

I aggree that this will be not easy.
The lack of os dependant desktop-integration of the traditional browsers
should be addressed by prism. This is the goal of the project if i understand correctly.
Prism should use defined transformational rules how web-standards (<title>, <favicon>, window.open() ... js-alert(..), ...) should transform on the prism/ssb-app/desktop-representation side.

Sorry about my bad english ... i hope i could make my imaginations clear ;)

Thanks and Regards...
Bernd

Comment 3

10 years ago
It might be worth experimenting with having the HTML title added to the app title:

"MySuperApp - Account Information"

Some/most apps already do this, so we could do some simple parsing of the title to prevent the app name from appearing twice.

Updated

9 years ago
Summary: newly opened windows don't take care of title, width, height, top, left, ... → Make title of popup windows more descriptive
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