Clicking hyperlink opens file dialog




10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Nicholiathan, Unassigned)


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



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Sometimes after alt-tabbing between windows, foxfire starts opening the save-as file dialog instead of displaying the linked page. When this bug occurs every hyperlink displays the misbehavior. Closing the browser and relaunching allows normal navigation to proceed.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Occurs on rare occasions while alt tabbing between programs
2. Usually happens when more than 4 windows are open
Actual Results:  
Clicking a hyperlink displays the save-as file dialog.

Expected Results:  
Clicking a hyperlink displays the link page.

I have not been able to reliably reproduce this error. It occurs about .5-1% of the time after alt-tabbing from another program to foxfire.
Are you sure that your shift key on the keyboard isn't somehow enabled ?
(shift+link = save links target as)
This is a mass search for bugs which are in the Firefox General component, are
UNCO, have not been changed for 500 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or later, create a fresh profile,, and test again. If you still see the issue, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the status 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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