Firefox 3.6 stable steals focus from full-screen applications

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: misc, Unassigned)

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

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; de; rv:1.9.1.7) 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

8 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:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB7.0 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Current workaround is to use Chrome.

Comment 2

8 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!"

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistagaming/thread/e56d613f-e016-4f8a-bef7-eb30347d2a50
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.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
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Updated

7 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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