Firefox 3.6 stable steals focus from full-screen applications




9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: misc, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

While Firefox 3.6 is running, I can't open any full-screen applications or games -- Firefox always 'steals' the focus back within a few seconds.

I'm pretty sure this is a bug in Firefox 3.6 since this started after I updated to 3.6, and closing Firefox or downgrading again fixes this issue.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start something in full screen while Firefox is running.
2. Exit Firefox and try again.
Actual Results:  
The program was minimized every time I tried to focus it.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Experiencing same problem.  Full screen games are minimised if Firefox is running.   Kill Firefox and restore game from Task Bar and all's good.  

Dual monitors, Windows 7, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.0 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Current workaround is to use Chrome.

Comment 2

9 years ago
Also found a report of similar game-related fullscreen problems:

"I had this exact problem and couldn't understand what was going on, until I noticed I had Firefox running in the background. Exit that and all my steam games started up and stayed up. Hope that works!"
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version,
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]


8 years ago
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
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