Using the taskbar preview, we are able to switch tabs even when a modal dialog/window is open. STR: 1) Open two or more tabs 2) Tools -> Options 3) try and switch tabs -> can't due to the modal window being opened 4) Move mouse to taskbar, hover over Minefield icon to enable previews 5) Switch to a different tab even though we should be able to because a modal window is open IE8 respects the modal dialog and does not allow users to switch tabs
Sorry, step five in the STR should say "5) Switch to a different tab in the preview. We are able to switch tabs but we shouldn't be able to because a modal window is open.
All modality should be per tab, *if* that.
The JS modal alerts is covered in bug 59314. As for the other modal dialogs (namely the prefpane), I think there are plans to de-modalize them and perhaps even move them into tabs. At the very least, I don't think this bug should be fixed because it removes control from the user and we don't have any modal dialogs that need to be modal.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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