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Tab name tooltips appear over other apps on different spaces




Tabbed Browser
9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: David Szego, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061004 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061004 Firefox/3.0

Intermittantly, when using cmd-tab to switch apps (or when an app steals focus), and the app now focused is on a different "Space" from Firefox, hovering the mouse at the location on the screen where the tab bar would be shows the tooltip of the tab which would be under the mouse.

I.e. if iTunes on "space 3" steals focus from Firefox on "space 1", and I move my mouse to the "play" button, but that's the physical place on the screen where Firefox's tab bar was, I get the tooltip "Slashdot - News for Nerds" showing up as if it were a tooltip for the iTunes play button.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have some tabs open
2. Switch apps with cmd-tab to another space
3. Move the mouse to where the tab bar physically showed 
Actual Results:  
Tooltip with tab name shows up

Expected Results:  
Firefox would in no way be the frontmost app, nor respond to mouse or keyboard.

This is a holdover from Firefox 2 - I've seen it there and was surprised to see it in FF3


9 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
> Intermittently, when using cmd-tab to switch apps (or when an app
> steals focus) ...

I can't reproduce this using cmd-tab.

What (precisely) do you mean by "when an app steals focus"?  Please
give me an example of how you make this happen.
dupe of bug 427211?
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles. If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

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Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-15]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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