Cannot close Javascript alert dialog in OS X when message in dialog is much longer than length of screen




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Gary S. Weaver, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-12-01])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_7; en-us) AppleWebKit/530.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.1 Safari/530.18
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009073021 Firefox/3.0.13

I got a Javascript error and the error is so long that it pushes the Javascript dialog down way past the bottom of the screen. There is no scrollbox in the error. I cannot move the dialog box to close it, and Firefox will not close gracefully (cannot even right click on Firefox in the dock to close it, have to command-option-esc and the force quit Firefox). Javascript errors alert dialogs (and all dialogs) created by Firefox should allow window resizing and normal OS-dependent window close behavior.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an HTML file that produces a javascript error that is so big that it goes off the bottom of the screen.
2. Open it in Firefox.
Actual Results:  
You are unable to use Firefox or close it and must force quit.

Expected Results:  
You should have some way of closing a huge javascript error dialog in Firefox in OS X even if the dialog is huge.

Comment 1

9 years ago
I have also seen this, on Mac OS X and on Windows XP.  In both cases, Google's official blog was the culprit.  In both cases, I had to destructively quit my browser session.  I have the latest 3.5 Firefox on OS X and the latest 3.0 Firefox on Windows.
Reporter, please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later in a fresh profile ( Also update your plugins (flash, adobe reader, java, quicktime, silverlight, etc.) Go to the developer's website and download the latest version from there. If you no longer see this issue, please close this bug as RESOLVED, WORKSFORME. If you do see the bug, please post a comment.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-12-01]
No reply, 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: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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