Running Firefox and IE, one Firefox browser window disappears




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: h_smoot, Unassigned)


3.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5

When I have multiple Firefox windows open and an Internet Explorer browser window open as well, one of my Firefox browser windows disappears. I can get it back by minimizing each window one by one, and then it shows up hidden underneath them, and the tab on the taskbar shows up again. I'm not sure if it's only when I have IE running as well.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have three Firefox browser windows open.
2. Have an IE browser open.
3. Mind your own business, tab back and forth between each window, doing something on each one, and wait for it to happen.
Actual Results:  
One Firefox browser window gets hidden beneath all other windows, and the tab on the taskbar for that window disappears.

Expected Results:  
Should have worked side-by-side without difficulty.
You can create a new Firefox profile, but this seems like it may not even be a firefox thing, but windows.
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
Do you use for example the IETAB addon ?

Comment 3

10 years ago
I'm not using the IETAB addon. I am using IE 6 because my computer is too slow to run the higher ones.
This is a mass search for Firefox General bugs filed against version 3.0 that are UNCO and have not been changed for 200 days.

Reporter, please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or alter. Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported and is no longer receiving updates. After you update, please create a fresh profile,, and test to see if your bug still exists. If you still the bug, then please post a comment with the version you tested against, and the problem. If the issue is no longer there, please set the RESOLUTION to  RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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